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Legacy of Beauty: Preshow
1 min


Directed by Ariella Tai 12 minExperimental

An exploration into the alternative spaces where Black femmes practice community care.

Wash Day
Directed by Kourtney Jackson 10 minDocumentary, LGBTQ

Musings on the lives, rituals, and shifting understandings of beauty among Black femmes.

Directed by Alicia Harris 11 minComing-of-Age

When Aliyah's hairstyle does not work out for her school's picture day, she decides to go to school with an afro.

Directed by Tayana Brumaire 9 minComing-of-Age, Family

A coming of age story of a teenager learning to love her hair through her mother's eyes.

Creating Looks
Directed by Stephanie Crawford 6 minDocumentary

The history of life and style at Spelman College as captured by the student run publication Looks Magazine.

In Praise of the Shadow
Directed by Effy Kawira 2 minDocumentary

One stylistic take on fashion, identity, and vulnerability.

Legacy of Beauty Q+A
Saturday, Sep 5, 2020 8:05pm - 9:05pm

Live Q+A with filmmakers to start at 8:05 on Saturday night moderated by Mariam Hersi.

All events are Eastern Time.

Also screening

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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