CR8:BLK Black Women Cinema Week 2019 Schedule
Featured Films and Filmmakers
Gladys Edeh Mr. Gele: The Man. The Story. The Craft
A documentary profiling the intriguing life of Mr. Segun Gele, a Master craftsman of the African Headwrap, also known as the Gele.
Okema T. Moore THEM
Upon the death of the family patriarch, a mother and daughter fight to reprogram themselves after a long hiatus, which has forced them to acknowledge the generational curse of fractured maternal relationships in their family. Will the cycle stop here?
Sydney Hefflin Peace
Charles “Chuck” Boyce sits in a hospital room suffering from hallucinations from terminal cancer. He's trying to decipher between what's real and what isn't.
Pamela Woolford Generation
An elderly narrator revisits her youth, telling the story of her sister Mable, a poor farm girl who reads classic literature to their abusive father, struggling mother, and family of seven brothers and sisters, helping to forge a new existence for them for generations to come.
Cynthia Dorsey CRITICAL MISSING
Critical Missing chronicles the life of thirteen year old Nisha before she is abducted and sold into a sex trafficking ring.
Erica Mann State of Independence
An intimate documentary short following DJ Ghanaian-American Gabrielle Kwarteng. With the backdrop of Paris, London, and New York City, the film is a personal look into her beginnings as a music curator and how she is breaking the mold and defining her own life path through her art.
Stacey Larkins Jabari Keating
Upon making a life altering decision, Jabari Keating is a candid first person narrative film that explores his personal reflections, life experiences and trials and tribulations as an African American in present day America.
Cassidy Dixon Top 5
An ambitious college freshman, at the HBCU Jemison College, encounters five groundbreaking juniors who are forces of their own but a movement when together.
Audrey Jai Positive +
Mary Nyambura Lugha Ya Mama
Lugha ya mama is a timeless story which explores motherhood, life, and wisdom through the gaze of five women. Lugha ya mama means the language of Mothers in Kiswahili.
Phallon Beckham Blue Before Gray
Set in a Baltimore City neighborhood in the early 2000’s. Tim Jones, a working class single father returns home in the wee hours of the night to his sleeping children. Stressed by the inequities of his life, he drinks to dull his pain. He later discovers that his 11-year-old daughter has witnessed his behavior and he is caught in a vulnerable state. Tim’s blinded rage prevents him from seeing the destruction his actions cause his family.
Marianne Verrone Meditations: Death, Life, After-life
In a society structured by anti-Black death and violence, this project suggests the possibilities of Black resurrection and immortality through the lens of Black feminist metaphysics. Presented as a triad of poetics and 16mm film visuals, this piece explores Black women's fluctuations between death, life, and after-life.
Rosine KABORé Who is the man ?
Aya and Mehdi, a young couple, are attacked one night at the corner of a street by three men. The next day, Mehdi tells his friends how he beat the attackers, when it did not really happen as he claims.
Deja Gordon Seeping blue
A suicide prevention hotline worker ends up receiving help from the other end of the line
Rae Ashe Learn How To Marry Me
Women changing the dating game, one lesson at a time. Find out what some of these accomplished women are expecting from potential suitors.
Kia Pooler I Am Not What You Think
A Montage film that dives into police brutality against young black males in America, starring two carefree black boys trying to live their unapologetic lives, but society stifles them.
Sewra G Kidane Proclamation Punctuation
“Proclamation Punctuation” is an enthralling fashion film centered on a fabulously fascinating woman reciting a short soliloquy paying homage to her love for using exclamation points in her missives.
Elizabeth Chatelain Akinyi and Yvonne
Two law students, Akinyi and Yvonne, deconstruct women's roles in academia, dating fetishes, and the age old debate of tampons vs pads.
Cynthia Cherry Let Go
A husband comes home to what he thinks is another great day only to find his wife completely gone.
Eleva Singleton The New Mother
The New Mother is a short experimental drama which explores the delicate paradigm shift between an aging mother and her adult daughter who becomes her caregiver. The film explores the stages of grief/acceptance/understanding/and new beginnings in this suspenseful psychological silent film.
More Films and Speakers to be Announced!