12th Annual BronzeLens Film Festival

ASH LAND

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In Ash Land, we offer a portrait of a Black woman who has turned her back on herself, afflicted by a quiet, insidious malaise. Her once-beloved refuge is now a den for survival, and rituals that were once joyous have become militaristic attempts at de-stressing. Compounded by the pandemic, she can no longer outrun the internal torment. When an enigmatic spirit finally catches up to her, she cultivates an understanding of true restoration and rebirth that reignites her love of Ashland. In this film, our proposal to humanity is simple: We are the ones we have been waiting for. We must heal us. We must cultivate our own joy. We must inhabit spaces in the fullness of our truth. We must love ourselves inclusive of and not in spite of our mortal wounds. We Black. We in Oregon. Look at us.

  • Year
    2020
  • Runtime
    22 minutes
  • Language
    English
  • Country
    United States
  • Premiere
    Atlanta
  • Director
    Shariffa Ali
  • Screenwriter
    Banna Desta
  • Cast
    Kamilah Long, Cyndii Johnson