These experimental shorts break form and rebuild it as one possibility for complicating pre-existing image, sound, and (hi)story.
Q&A to follow
And the People Could Fly
Dir. Roni Nicole Henderson
13 mins, United States, 2019
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 awaken and transmute.
Dir. Ja’Tovia Gary
6 mins, France/United States, 2018
This filmic collage- shot on location in Claude Monet’s Gardens in Giverny, France- aims to examine the precarious nature of Black women’s bodily integrity, the ethics of care as resistance work, and how class position shapes the contours of violence.
Dir. Cauleen Smith
23 mins, United States, 2018
A rumination on successful utopias, radical generosity, and black feminist autonomy.
Dir. Onyeka Igwe
6 mins, United Kingdom, 2018
William Sellers and the Colonial Film Unit developed a framework for colonial cinema, this included slow edits, no camera tricks, and minimal camera movement. Hundreds of films were created in accordance to this rule set. This film aims to recuperate black dance from this colonial project.