GIBFF 2018 Saturday 12:30PM - NAVIGATION: THE WAYS WE MOVE IN THE WORLD - Short Film Showcase:
My Life, Interrupted
Alana Devich Cyril is on a quest to figure out how to navigate life following a stage 4 cancer diagnosis. In this comical, poignant documentary, she wants to show the world what her life looks like, but things like 3 million doctors appointments and a fear of travel get in her way.
Grrrl Justice is a short narrative film exploring the pathways of girls and queer youth of color into the juvenile justice system. It uses gender and sexuality as a framework for understanding their rising rates of incarceration. Through the lead characters in this powerful triptych, we also come to understand the power of story and the necessity of art and youth led community spaces in their healing and liberation. Written and directed by Shontina Vernon.
Femme Queen Chronicles - Episode One: The Clock
Femme Queen Chronicles is a web-series about the lives of four black trans women as they navigate through love, life, trade, and shade in the city of Detroit; written, directed, and brought to life by black trans women themselves. In Episode One, the four friends just try to make it through the day without getting clocked as trans women or clocking someone else over the head instead.
AJE IJO SERIES (3RD INSTALLMENT): RIVERS OF NINE
AJE IJO Short Dance Film Series centers the humanity, resiliency, vulnerability of black & african diasporic people [of all genders], interrogating the western gender binary and interrupting accompanying notions of masculinity and femininity. Our individual and collective complexity, survival, thriving, and ultimately our healing as a people are at stake, and compel the elaboration of this narrative. To this end, the ïlm elicits elements of spiritual cosmologies of the african diaspora, particularly those that emerge from the Yoruba divine consciousness, Ifa, and the Orisa (deities) that comprise it.
Becky Mason-Happ is a super revolutionary Black woman who gets in trouble because she has no filter when injustice surfaces. People are apprehensive to hire her and her professional career and family suffer from it. Yet, she knows how to code switch like a mug.
Sincerely, The Black Kids
Sincerely, The Black Kids is a documentary on the institutional challenges black student government leaders face in primarily white institutions nationwide.
Across the country, universities everywhere are becoming battlegrounds for racial politics and agendas. For every loud proponent of 'agreeing to disagree' that surfaces, there's a group of black students who don't enjoy the privilege of choosing to be moderate. Follow the stories of black student leaders from American University, Cornell University, Clemson and New College of Florida in Sincerely, the Black Kids, a documentary of triumphs and tribulations that prove sometimes it IS because you're black."
Indiana University Northwest | Savannah Hall, Bergland Auditorium (View)
Gary, IN 46408
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