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Black Women's Short Films

 
 
Tue, Aug 13, 2019
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Storme: The Lady of the Jewel Box

Dir. Michelle Parkerson
1987, 21min

 

A profile of Stormé DeLarverie, the legendary drag king, gay rights activist, and heroine of the Stonewall uprising who reportedly threw the first punch.

 
The Maids

Dir. Muriel Jackson
1985, 28min

 

This enlightening documentary offers a sophisticated examination of the history of domestic work since slavery and the ambivalence felt by African-American women towards it.

 
 
 
A Perfect Image?

Dir. Maureen Blackwood
1988, 30min

 

Two black women—one light-skinned, one dark-skinned—enact a series of freewheeling, musical sketches exploring black beauty standards in this empowering self-acceptance anthem.

 
 
Hair Piece: A Film for Nappy-Headed People

Dir. Ayoka Chenzira
1985, 10min

 

A brash, inventive animated musical satirizing Eurocentric beauty standards and celebrating the natural beauty of black hair.

 
 
 
 
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