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Shorts 7: Illuminating Gazes (Black Perspectives
- Nigeria | United Kingdom | United States
This suite of shorts offers nuanced approaches to storytelling, delving into self-discovery, cultural legacies, and the creation of safe spaces.
On her way to school one morning, Billie unexpectedly finds a new friend in Artistic (U.S.). In Babybangz (U.K./U.S.), a New Orleans hair salon becomes a place for communal reflection. An aspiring writer works to finalize a story for Pride (U.S.), a school newspaper in 1980s Charlottesville, focusing on issues affecting Black students. In The Future Isn’t What it Used to Be (U.K.), climate change has ravaged the Earth as a desperate nomad searches for solace. Boundaries dissolve between church, theater, faith in Rehearsal (Nigeria). Don’t Go Tellin’ Your Momma (U.S.) offers a view into the Black identity through twenty-six vignettes representing the letters of the alphabet.
Featuring works by Nina Lee, Juliana Kasumu, Kevin Jerome Everson and Claudrena N. Harold, Adeyemi Michael, Michael Omonua, Topaz Jones, and rubberband.
Special GuestsScheduled to attend: Director Nina Lee (Artistic), Directors Topaz Jones and rubberband (Don't Go Tellin' Your Momma)
Green Screen Program Sponsor (“The Future Isn’t What It Used To Be”)
Friday, October 22, 2021
-   100 minutes
4455 S. King Dr.
Chicago, IL 60653