Updated: Sep 6, 2019
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WHEN I GET HOME
(Directed by: Solange Knowles)
When I Get Home is an exploration of origin and spiritual expedition. The film confronts how much of us have we taken or left behind in our evolutions, and how much fear determines this? The artist returned to her home state of Texas to answer this through an expedition of a futurist rodeo uplifting the narrative of black cowboys and honoring her Houston lineage through this visual meditation.
(Directed by: KarynRose Bruyning)
WHY, the question that is often asked once a wrongdoing has been committed but how much does the reasoning behind the behavior actually matter? NEVERTHELESS is the third and final piece of the puzzle and the answer to the question that was posed in PERCEPTION and I KNOW THE SUNSET . This short film is written, directed,and produced by KarynRose Bruyning, starring F. Binta Diallo-Hamilton and Stephen Cofield Jr returning to complete the story.
(Directed by: Sandra Manzanares & Ben Mankoff
Can the sour ever be sweet?
Ghosting has become this generation's sour goodbye, but what would it feel like if people could have the thing they think they want: warning? Miracle Fruit explores what life can feel like when the sour is made sweet, and if things are better when we get what we think we want.
SATURDAY SHORTS SPOTLIGHT: VIRGINIA DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH presents
Black Women Dying from Pregnancy: Why?
Black Women Dying from Pregnancy: Why?
(Directed by: OURS)
Black women in the United States are 3-4x more likely to die from child birth and pregnancy related causes than other races, according to the CDC. Why is pregnancy killing black women? This important short documentary talks to black women who lost babies, had difficult pregnancies, pre-mature births, and dangerous birthing experiences
AND THE PEOPLE
(Directed by: Roni Nicole )
Based on a childhood memory, And The People Could Fly reimagines an 8 year old girl’s initiation into her role as the family’s deliverer. Forced from the comfort of her mother’s 84’ Bonneville, Nena ventures into the home of a gentrifying heroin dealer and discovers her power to truly awaken and transmute.
(Directed by: Keshia Rae Witherspoon )
A film crew follows three grieved participants of Miami’s annual T Ball, where folks assemble to model RIP t-shirts and innovative costumes designed in honor of their dead.
REMEMBERING HER HOMECOMING
(Directed by: Nastassja Swift )
The mobility and displacement of the Black body, from port to holding cell, to Ward and out, is a history that is embedded in our communities socially, culturally and geographically. Alluding to feelings of pain, otherness, power and triumph, “Remembering Her Homecoming” is a collaborative performance, in Richmond, Virginia, that illustrates a moment of remembrance and reflection on the black women who have roamed these spaces before us, their stories and how it has affected the stories of the present, and our tomorrows. Eight Black women and girls, wearing larger than life wool masks, dance and sing through some of Richmond’s racially historical spaces, giving a face to our ancestral mothers while becoming a portal of their journey, and shaping an experience of storytelling and history.
10 TOES DOWN
(Directed by: Cedric Ujoma)
"10 Toes Down" is an Afrofuturist performance film that chronicles an Emissary's encounter with a spell book called "Spells for the Freeman." As he reads the pages, Spirits arrive and perform both protection and reverence rituals on his ancestral lands, securing both place and identity in the wake of mass corporate land commodification.
CATCH A GIRL
(Directed by: LeRon Lee)
A visual stream of compiled, televised evidence of pop culture’s influences on destructive male
behavior. This display of familiar imagery serves as an exploration of ideas that help shape dangerous ideas of love, courtship, and the overall normalized perversions of society.
(Directed by:Britt Sankofa)
Part live-action, part stop-motion animation, this film takes a hard look at gender, its imagination, and its functionality in 5 episodes.