Quiet as It’s Kept
Quiet as It’s Kept is a contemporary cinematic response to The Bluest Eye, Toni Morrison’s first novel, published in 1970. Set in Ohio in 1941, the book is an evocative illustration of the everyday particulars of colorism and its ravaging effects on the intramural.
Ja’Tovia Monique Gary is a filmmaker and multidisciplinary artist working across film, video art, sculpture, and installation. Gary aims to destabilize notions of objectivity and neutrality in nonfiction storytelling by asserting a Black feminist subjectivity in films and installations that serve as reparative gestures for the distorted histories through which Black life is often viewed. The artist has exhibited at the Hammer Museum, The Museum of Modern Art, The Whitney Museum, MoMA PS1, the Schomburg Center, Anthology Film Archives, Locarno Film Festival, Brooklyn Academy of Music, Centre Pompidou, Film at Lincoln Center, and Harvard Film Archives, and elsewhere.
- Year: 2023
- Runtime: 26 minutes
- Country: USA
- Language: English
- Director: Ja'Tovia Gary
- Animator: zkonqu, Ja’Tovia Gary
- Cast: Dr. Kokahvah Zauditu-Selassie, Bianca Melidor
- Cinematographer: Lendl Tellington, Mikon Haaksman, Ja’Tovia Gary
- Music: Nelson Bandela, Immanuel Wilkins, Kweku Sembry, Micah Thomas
- Premiere: World