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Defining Black: Preshow
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Naufraga
Directed by Juh Almeida 5 minExperimental

When the water calls us, what do we hear and who do we think of? This short answers these questions.

Tipsy Talk
Directed by Alexandra Ibarra, Amber Washington, Ian Wagner, Jacob Wyscaver, Xander Elmore 10 minDocumentary

An evening of drinks takes a sharp turn when confronted by gentrification and changing neighborhood demographics.

The Walk Home
Directed by Kendra Brown 8 minComing-of-Age

As his daughter gets older, a father must come to terms with letting her walk home alone after school.

Omobinrin Mi (My Daughters)
Directed by Ife Oluwamuyide and Claudia Owusu 14 minComing-of-Age, Family

Two young girls stumble on their mother's letters home to their grandmother in Nigeria during a garage sale.

It's a Little Complicated
Directed by M. Emeraude Domingos-Mbuku 15 minBiography, Family

Vignette conversations from a daughter capturing her mother's complicated journey to Canada.

Sasha & Condi
Directed by Lucretia Stinnette 13 minComedy

Two best friends reminisce on their upbringing in this fresh, hilarious take on Black women raised in the Suburbs.

They Say I'm Your Teacher
Directed by Catherine Murphy, Lucy Massie Phenix 9 minDocumentary, History

The fight for the vote, the gift of literacy — told by a civil rights and literacy activist Bernice Robinson.

Defining Black Q+A
Sunday, Sep 6, 2020 11:15am - 12:15pm

Live Q+A with the filmmakers and moderator Nana Afua Yeboaa Brantuo.

All events are Eastern Time.

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Legacy of Black Magic Poster

Black Girl Magic is given a variety of meanings in this shorts block program. Watch these Black Femmes use what they got to get what they need.

The Lobbyists directed by Thomas Pace
B.G.K directed by Blayre Pichon
EQ directed by Bashi Rose
The Kall directed by Barbara Mamabolo
Pigment directed by Henrietta Biayemi
The Black Baptism directed by Stephanie Diane Ford
Herald of Blue directed by Jacqueline CJ Barnes

Legacy of Righteous Anger Poster

Being perceived as an “Angry Black Woman” keeps certain Black femmes from expressing valid emotions. What happens when the anger is revered instead of suppressed

Keep Your Flowers directed by Sekou Browne
Sweet Rind directed by Andre Wynter
Omi directed by Vatora Godwin
Suicide By Sunlight directed by Niyatu
Combust by Tyler Washington
Rising Power: Building an Intersectional Justice Movement in the United States directed by Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy

Legacy of the WAP Poster

To be femme, Black and horny… These shorts explore a space that’s not quite love, not necessarily romance, but certainly lust.

Tender directed by Felicia Pride
Sex is a God Thing directed by Zarinah Ali
Drip Like Coffee directed by Anaiis Cisco
"Friends" directed by Joy Lamont-Smith
So What Happens Next? directed by Sokhna Samb

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