REEL BLACK LIVES MATTER - DOCUMENTARIES
Sharecrop: Delta Cotton (USA)
Born into a cotton sharecropping family in the Mississippi Delta in 1957, Sylvester Hoover recounts his family's struggles to access education and voting rights. He also paints a vivid picture of daily life and the unrelenting toil of even the young children on cotton plantations.
Dir. Claudia Stack
Va-Bene is a performance artist who criticizes and draws attention to the restrictive and religious approach to gender that is present in Ghanaian society. This portrait is focused on his performance of femininity, which seeks to challenge and subvert Ghanaian perceptions of what it is to be a woman. Va-Bene shows that you can be an ally through art, and fight for what you think is right.
Dir. Brenda Jorde
Scars Of our Mothers' Dreams (Grenada)
Short documentary that offers a unique, intimate glimpse into the complexities of parental migration through the lenses of children left behind.
Dir. Meschida Philip
Live Edge (Dominica)
Set in the lush mountains of Dominica, the film follows Keith as he tells the story of his quest for creative expression and his exploration of the question, "what is an artist?"
Dir. Stephanie Saxemard
Sense of Identity (UK)
Documentary exploring black identity in the UK today. Explored through drama, poetry and fused with interviews from scholars , activists and artists.
Dir. Ray Price