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RPPL 21/22, RPPL Artist

Annette Hollowell & free feral

RPPL Artists-in-Residence 21/22

Waterford, MS

New Orleans, LA


Annette Hollowell wears many crowns —  mother, entrepreneur, facilitator and lawyer with a particular calling towards community building, peace work and Black liberation. Her storytelling is rooted in ancestry, culture and Mississippi’s long standing legacies of Black landownership.

free feral works with sound, song and story to explore the mundane mysticism of survival and memory.  As a musician and composer, they create scores for film, theatre, and dance using strings, loops, and vocals.  As a writer, they like to explore non-fiction narratives through a poet’s eye view.


We Are the Promised Land is a multimedia exploration of Black inheritance in Mississippi’s Hill Country.  We follow Annette Hollowell as she takes on stewardship of Foxfire Ranch, her family land and interrogate regional and familial legacies, and explore what it takes to give our ancestors the afterlife they deserve.

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