‘NANA DIJO cultivated a pride of shared history that is so necessary to effectively combat the theft of our identity and thus, our very right to blossom with dignity.”
- Prof. Rosiangela Escamilla, San Diego City College
“Thank you for introducing Bocafloja's work to us and other writers/activists who have influenced us in the work that we are doing which is empowering. The importance of community building to combat this oppressed system won't get done until we understand who we are.”
- Joanie Lopez, San Diego City College student activist, MEChA president and POTC
“Bocafloja elaborates a responsible genealogy of the Black experience in the America’s through a new unapologetic poetic discourse that allow us to understand our present and visualize our future”
- Gerardo Salinas, Mestizo Arts Festival (Belgium)
“A brilliant contribution in the analysis of the body of the oppressed.”
- PEN World Voices Festival
"A gripping documentary about the African diaspora in the Americas…"
- Walter Thompson-Hernández, Remezcla
"It is a fascinating subject, and the black-and-white cinematography here reinforces the monochromatic view of racial identity... This is a bold and often disturbing view of race in today’s Latino world. Recommended."
- P. Hall, Video Librarian Magazine
Nana Dijo: Irresolute Radiography of Black Consciousness forms a rich archive of Afro-Latina/x testimonios that instructors should consider bringing into their classrooms to facilitate critical discussions that center the audible voices and experiences of Afro-Latina/xs throughout the diaspora, complete with their virtual and embodied on-screen presence.
- James Padilioni, Jr., Films for the Feminist Classroom