Discoveries

A collection of films whose focus on self discovery illustrate the richness of situational experience where people and place come in conflict with the identity of the individual. These films explore the friction of a personal journey to acceptance through the conflict of identity with public and private/personal selves.

2 DOLLARS

Robin Cloud

A frustrated Black artist must rebel against their toxic day job in order to pursue their dreams.

ORIGIN OF HAIR

Carrie Hawks

An art film uses Black hair as an animated medium to illustrate a conceptual rendition of the origin of hair in homage to Sister Rosetta Tharpe’s legacy.

DRIP LIKE COFFEE

Anaiis Cisco

An intimate portrait of a Black woman whose desire for her female co-worker complicates her relationship with her boyfriend.

FOMO

Zorine Truly

Zorine is forced to make a choice that could change her life forever. Does the risk of being yourself outweigh your fear of missing out?

YOUR HAIR IS CUTE

Cintia Taylor

A poetic monologue on the subtleties of everyday racism experienced by Black women.

I'LL FINISH WHEN I CAN

Cat Jones

This documentary follows the honest discovery of self as the filmmaker recounts the discovery of their adoption at the age of 24, and how that has shifted everything they know, have known, and will come to understand about themselves in time.

© 2020 Black X Film Festival

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