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Black Girls Play: The Story of Hand Games

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An illuminating look at the influence that hand games played by Black girls has had on the American creative landscape.

Directors Spotlight

Joe Brewster


Joe is a media-maker who believes in the healing power of stories. Brewster left his medical practice to create immersive, narrative, and documentary stories that provoke, challenge and inspire. He is a Spirit-award and four-time Emmy nominee, jury prize winner at Tribeca and Sundance, and a Guggenheim fellow.

Michèle Stephenson


Michèle is a platform-agnostic artist who pulls from her Haitian and Panamanian roots to create stories centering the lived experiences of the Black diaspora. She is a Guggenheim fellow and Creative Capital artist. Stephenson lives in Brooklyn with her creative and life partner, Joe Brewster.

  • Year: 2023
  • Runtime: 18 minutes
  • Country: USA
  • Language: English
  • Director: Joe Brewster and Michèle Stephenson
  • Cast: Kyra Gaunt Ph.D., Marevlene C. Moore Ph.D., Jamila Woods
  • Producer: Joe Brewster and Michèle Stephenson
  • Premiere: North America

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