bridge/refrain is a short film exploring a young woman’s arrival in the land of the ancestors after falling victim to gun violence. Here, she discovers that though there is healing for her wounds and safety in the arms of benevolent beings, her work is far from done. A beautiful antique vanity serves as a vehicle through which she discovers her charge and her crown: black bodies, buckling, but not breaking under the weight of american life. She takes her place amongst those who uphold us. The Crowned Ones.