Gene Siskel Film Center

One on One: Arnold and Ahneva

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In this profound and moving tape, produced as part of artist Wendy Clarke’s One on One project, Ahneva, a fashion designer and cultural worker, exchanges video letters with Arnold, a father, former restaurant owner, and talent show producer struggling with many burdens. “I’m trying to extend myself to you through this tape so that you can pick up on some good energy,” Ahneva declares at the start. The two connect through a discussion of Black brotherhood and sisterhood and the reverberating impact of mass incarceration on Black families and communities. As their relationship deepens, they touch on drug addiction, sexuality, and identity, while inspiring each other through their shared creative aspirations and dreams.


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[Image: A close-up portrait of a Black woman smiling. She wears a black and white striped cone-shaped hat, chandelier earrings, a white blouse, a striped black and white coat, and two gold chain droops on her neck. Her hair braid rests on her left shoulder. The background is filled with abstract shapes colored in pink, blue, yellow, red, and greens.]

  • Year
    1991
  • Runtime
    47 minutes
  • Language
    English
  • Country
    United States
  • Filmmaker
    Wendy Clarke