Afrikana Independent Film Festival

3PM | Afrikana Shorts + Roundtable | Give us our Flowers: Imagining Black Girl Joy and Reparations

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The mobility and displacement of the Black body, from port to holding cell, to Ward and out, is a

history that is embedded in our communities socially, culturally and geographically. Alluding to

feelings of pain, otherness, power and triumph, “Remembering Her Homecoming” is a

collaborative performance, in Richmond, Virginia, that illustrates a moment of remembrance and

reflection on the black women who have roamed these spaces before us, their stories and how it

has affected the stories of the present, and our tomorrows. Eight Black women and girls, wearing

larger than life wool masks, dance and sing through some of Richmond’s racially historical

spaces, giving a face to our ancestral mothers while becoming a portal of their journey, and

shaping an experience of storytelling and history.

  • Year
    2019
  • Runtime
    8:04
  • Language
    English
  • Country
    United States
  • Director
    Nastassja Swift
  • Screenwriter
    Nastassja Swift
  • Filmmaker
    Nastassja Swift