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In the documentary world, authorship is a fraught concept. People who become documentary subjects often find themselves in front of the camera with limited agency to shape the story being told. Anatomy of Wings, a movie born out of the changing dynamics between women who meet for over a decade, charts a course into what other storytelling structures are possible when the boundary between filmmaker and subject are fluid.

"At first gathered to create an after-school film project, ten Black middle school girls return each week to collaborate with their Black and white mentors on a feature-length documentary about their own coming-of-age in Baltimore City. Weeks turn into years. Then, shortly before the girls’ high school graduations, a sea of misunderstanding arises about what’s to come. This self-defined ‘second family’ is left to question if their solidarity will survive the realities of living in a world of racial inequity. In Anatomy of Wings both mentees and mentors show up as is and practice seeing and hearing each other without judgment." - The Wings Collective

Content Considerations: Discussion of racist attitudes

This screening will be followed by a Q&A with filmmakers, Kirsten D'Andrea Hollander, Cami McCrief, Danisha Harris, and Nikiea Redmond moderated by MdFF Artistic Director, Christy LeMaster

  • Year
  • Runtime
    85 minutes
  • Language
  • Country
    United States
  • Note
    English closed captions available
  • Director
    Kirsten D'Andrea Hollander & Nikiea Redmond
  • Producer
    Nikiea Redmond & Kirsten D'Andrea Hollander
  • Cast
    Brittany Backman, Teshavionna "Tazz" Mitchell, Sheila Butler, Maquise Weems, Brienna Brown, Danisha Harris, Cami McCrief, Tywana Reid, Quandra Jones, Quanisha Carmichael, Cinnamon Triano, Kata Frederick, Larry Jackson, DeVon Brown, & Mr. William Bentley
  • Cinematographer
    Kirsten D'Andrea Hollander, Larry Jackson, Cinnamon Triano, Kata Frederick, Julia Golonka, Allen Moore, & Teshavionna "Tazz" Mitchell
  • Editor
    Trinidad Rodriguez
  • Composer
    Ellen Cherry