FILMS

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Robin Cloud

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

DISPLACED

Danielle Thompson

Narce Guinto

As gentrification changes the landscape of Oakland, young people question their future in a city that is evolving

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.

FINDING ELIJAH

Yolonda Johnson-Young

A mother grieves for her son in a haunting look at grief and its effects on the soul.

Screening in Discoveries

Saturday, 9/26 at 12PM PT

Screening in Finding Place

Sunday, 9/27 at 12PM PT

Screening in Legacies

Saturday, 9/26 at 5PM PT

Screening in Discoveries

Saturday, 9/26 at 12PM PT

FOMO
HOW TO BE WOKE
I LIVE HERE
I'LL FINISH WHEN I CAN

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?

Onyinye Alheri

Tune in for a special segment on WBS News as anchor Maya LeFaux gives satirical steps on, How to be Woke.

Shane T. Watson

After relocating to the Bay Area from the South, Stevie spends his first Saturday adjusting to his vibrant new environment and finding out that some things don't change, no matter where you are.

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.

Opening Night

Friday, 9/25 at 5PM PT

Screening in Finding Place

Sunday, 9/27 at 12PM PT

Screening in Discoveries

Saturday, 9/26 at 12PM PT

Screening in Discoveries

Saturday, 9/26 at 12PM PT

LEGENDS

Luciana Caracas

Raquel Carabali

In Northern Cauca, community concils lead a momement to preserve the myths and legends that have long been passed down to each generation through oral traditions.

Screening in Legacies

Saturday, 9/26 at 5PM PT

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.

Screening in Discoveries

Saturday, 9/26 at 12PM PT

QUEERDO

Bianka Alexandria Bell

Queerdo illustrates the landscape of San Francisco for Dee, a resiliant nonbinary 17-year old runaway, as they find a community of chosen family.

Screening in Finding Place

Sunday, 9/27 at 12PM PT

REDACTED

Naeema Jamilah Torres

Past meets present in this look at the struggles of marginalized people in the United States throughout its history.

Screening in Legacies

Saturday, 9/26 at 5PM PT

Sirius Lee: The Problematic Time Transplant

Theo Hollingsworth 

Fox Nakai

Time travel, martial arts and electro-funk collide in this hilarious web series that explores just how little some things change.

SLIME TEAM

Puta Gang

Qing Qi

Pu Tang Clan

Black and Brown women gather for a slumber party where scenes in the racous form this poignent music video.

Opening Night

Friday, 9/25 at 5PM PT

Screening in Legacies

Saturday, 9/26 at 5PM PT

STATELESS
THIS BLACK

Michèle Stephenson

Through the grassroots campaign of electoral hopeful Rosa Iris, this documentary reveals the depths of racial hatred and institutionalized oppression that divide Haiti and the Dominican Republic.

Closing Night Film

Sunday, 9/27 at 5PM PT

Cameron Thompkins

Three young black men struggle with identity, stereotypes and being seen.

Screening in Legacies

Saturday, 9/26 at 5PM PT

THIS IS FOR US

Shanel Edwards

A choreographed visual that centers Black Queer Femme radical joy and intimacy in our friend groups.

Screening in Legacies

Saturday, 9/26 at 5PM PT

WHEN I WRITE IT

Nico Opper

Shannon St. Aubin

Two Oakland teens explore what it means to be young, black and committed to making art in their rapidly changing city.

Screening in Finding Place

Sunday, 9/27 at 12PM PT

YOUR HAIR IS CUTE

Cintia Taylor

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

Screening in Discoveries

Saturday, 9/26 at 12PM PT

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