Black Stories Tag Archive

Live Action, Premiere

Jermaine Manigault’s Experimental Short ‘Not Black Enough’ Cathartically Confronts Blackness in America

Epic long takes, musical pastiche and minimalist music, Jermaine Manigault reveals the tools he used to create a unique portrait of what blackness means.

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Live Action

Phumi Morare Demonstrates a Woman’s Extraordinary Defiance in the Face of Oppression in ‘When the Sun Sets’

Phumi Morare reveals how she authentically represented her apartheid set Student Oscar-winning film about a woman's determination to protect her family.

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Live Action

Ewurakua Dawson-Amoah Celebrates Black Power in Academic Spaces in Rousing Commercial Spot ‘We Are’

Ewurakua Dawson-Amoah talks about bringing her own cinematic sensibilities and desire to uplift the Black community to her first commercial spot.

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Documentary

Cherish Oteka Finds the Intimate Heart of a Poignant Story of Institutional Racism in ‘The Black Cop’

Cherish Oteka explains how they used classic documentary hardware & a retrospective 4:3 aesthetic to tell an unflinching story of racism & identity.

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Documentary

Arthur Cauty Encapsulates the Journey of the Colston Statue Trial in Rousing Documentary ‘The Colston Four’

Arthur Cauty speaks to the social issues that informed his decision to document the journey from statue toppling to the trial of The Colston Four.

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Art & Fashion

Lanre Malaolu Highlights the Challenges of Racial Communication in One-Shot Dance Film ‘The Conversation’

Lanre Malaolu discusses utilising the tension of one-shot filmmaking to convey the racial politics at the heart of his experimental dance short.

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Art & Fashion

Ewurakua Dawson-Amoah Challenges the Aestheticising of Black Lives in Ardent Visual Poem ‘Gold Token’

Ewurakua Dawson-Amoah explains how she channelled her frustration with the surface level activism of the BLM movement into her visual poem 'Gold Token'.

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Live Action

Denzel Whitaker Spotlights the Toxic Collision of Modern Celebrity, Cancel Culture and Mental Health in ‘5150′

We talk to Denzel Whitaker about delving into the power of modern celebrity in our culture and the complexities of race in America in short film '5150'.

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Music

A Karen Ruins Keenan the First’s Date Night in Joel Jay Blacker’s ‘Dinner and a Movie’ Music Video

Director Joel Jay Blacker discloses how he pulled off a vibrant and ambitious rooftop-set music video for Keenan the First's 'Dinner and a Movie'.

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Live Action

Skinner Myers Captures the Harrowing Final Moments of a Falsely Accused Black Man in ‘Frank Embree’

Skinner Myers reveals how he captured the legacy of a Black man wrongfully murdered over 100 years ago on 35mm film in biographical drama 'Frank Embree'.

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Live Action

Robert Broadhurst Challenges Racial Stereotyping in Subversive Drama Short ‘An Occurrence at Arverne’

Robert Broadhurst discusses provoking audiences to reflect on their reactions to his subversive drama short ‘An Occurrence at Arverne’.

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Art & Fashion, Premiere

Ewurakua Dawson-Amoah Composes a Powerful Celebration of Black Women in ‘To the Girl that Looks Like Me’

Ewurakua Dawson-Amoah discusses challenging the practice of cultural appropriation in her poetic NYU thesis film 'To the Girl that Looks Like Me'.

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