Diaspora Festival of Black and Independent Film: Shorts
The Diaspora Festival of Black and Independent Film is the Stone Center’s annual series spotlighting films from all corners of the African diaspora.
Dir.: Gladys San Juan | 15 min | 2020 | Short Narrative | UKNicole, a woman in her late 30s, appears to have it all — a caring husband, two children and a good job. But Nicole is suffering from a crippling depression that, due to the stigma attached to mental illness, she is trying to keep secret. Over 24 hours, a series of otherwise minor events, coupled with Nicole’s dissociation from family and friends, lead her to a state of utter desperation.
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Dir.: Tari Wariebi | 6 min | 2020 | Short Narrative | USA
Janine and Lula are having a routine granddaughter and grandmother day out when a stop at a local gas station does not go as planned.
Dirs.: AJ Taylor & Maximillian Clark | 7 min | 2019 | Short Film | U.S.A.
Trapped in her home, a woman descends into a disorienting panic.
Dir: Natalie Jasmine Harris | 12 min | 2020 | Short Narrative | USA
On the eve of her cotillion ball, a young Black girl grapples with her queer identity and questions her purity.