Join us for a Q&A with filmmakers from OUR RIGHT TO GAZE: BLACK FILM IDENTITIES, a series of six short films featuring timely stories from Black artists that take us outside of the ordinary.
Our guests will be: Kyla Sylvers, writer, actress, and producer of THE BLACK BANSHEE; Ya'Ke, director of THE PANDEMIC CHRONICLES; and Zora Bikangaga, director of AUNTIE ZARIYAH.
“Not only will I stare, I want my look to change reality" - bell hooks
"The 'Paradox of Expectation'...it’s the idea that wanting to rid yourself of expectations is a paradox – literally the expectation of no expectation. In these six films from emerging Black filmmakers, what the protagonists experience as the world they woke up to is not the one from which they're now appearing. Are they lying to themselves about who they are, or is the truth just not what they expect, but what they deserve?" - Curator Curtis Caesar John
In this collection of six shorts, filmmakers gaze at themselves and their world, attempting to make sense of what they see reflected back. From gripping drama to heart-warming comedy, OUR RIGHT TO GAZE: BLACK FILM IDENTITIES features timely stories from Black artists that take us outside of the ordinary. (Description courtesy of Full Spectrum Features)