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Black Lens Shorts Showcase

Various Directors

Black Lens Shorts Showcase

Various Directors
Not Rated

Take Me Home

Farewell
Director: Jeremy Lee
Country of Origin: USA
Run Time: 4 minutes, 4 seconds
Never give up on your dream no matter who is against you

Joie’s Bonnet
Director: Maya Browning
Country of Origin: USA
Run Time: 7 minutes, 31 seconds
Joie’s Bonnet is a satirical drama about a girl who contemplates the social implications of wearing a hair bonnet in public. After a summer’s long debate about whether or not headscarves, pajamas, and slippers are acceptable for black women to wear outside their home, this film serves as a social commentary that examines the black community’s relationship with their appearance which is sometimes negatively fueled by internalized racism and misogyny.

The Revolution
Director: Amyna Price
Country of Origin : USA
Run Time : 1 minute, 32 seconds
A visual poem on the state of Black America.

Sarah’s Journey
Director: Akevo Jenkins
Country of Origin: USA
Run Time: 6 minutes, 15 seconds
A therapist gets more than she bargained for when she meets her new patient.

The Man Who Killed Jim Crow
Director: Fitzroy Powell
Country of Origin: Jamaica
Run Time: 9 Mins 41 sec
“The Man Who Killed Jim Crow” is a mini documentary celebrating the life and accomplishments of Charles Hamilton Houston, a prominent African American lawyer, Dean of Howard University Law School, and NAACP first special counsel. Houston is responsible for developing strategies, in nearly every civil rights case, in the all-out legal assault and eventual dismantling of Jim Crow laws in the United States.

Game Night
Director: Alicia Redmond
Country of Origin: USA
Runtime: 4minutes, 34 seconds
Four couples get together for game night and the real charade gets exposed.

GRAFFICA
Director: Yogi Dada
Country of Origin: USA
Run Time – 15 minutes
The visual biography of the Artist growing up as a young black girl in upstate New York who desired to become an Artist one day. The story is laid against the background of black and white artwork by the Artist, accompanied with music, poetry, rap and African drumming.

Losing Her
Director: Mauri Horsey
Country of Origin: USA
Run Time: 2 minutes, 19 seconds
A closure piece on the passing of Mauri Horsey’s grandmother from Alzheimer’s.

Eternal Shadow
Director: Anastasia Shelton
Country of Origin: USA
Run Time: 12 minutes, 22 seconds
“Eternal Shadow” follows Jordan, an African American college student visiting his hometown for his cousin’s wedding. When Jordan is sent to the store by his mother, we get to observe how simple tasks are not always so simple when it comes to the day-to-day reality of a black man in America.

54 MILES TO HOME
Director: Claire Haughey
Country of Origin: USA
Run Time: 27 Min
In 1965, three Black farming families risked their lives and livelihood by providing refuge to the voting rights marchers on the historic 5 day, 54-mile march from Selma to Montgomery. While their story is not widely known, they played a pivotal role in passing one of the most important pieces of legislation of the 20th century: the Voting Rights Act of 1965. Nearly 60 years later, The Halls, Steeles and Gardners share – for the first time – what their parents and grandparents sacrificed and how their families’ legacies and this historic land can be preserved for generations to come.

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August 22-28, 2022

Sidewalk Film Festival

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