30th Anniversary PAFF Virtual

African American Shorts Series 2 (51m)

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African American Shorts Series 2 (51m) contains the following films:

1) Reasons (23m)

2) Jared Was Here (15m)

3) En Avant (13m)

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The internal struggle for self-acceptance is highlighted as a Black ballerina faces racism in a white-dominated art form. After being cast in the lead role of a professional ballet, Ragan is pressured by the ballet’s director to lighten her skin with make-up in order to be consistent with the white dancers on stage.

  • Year
  • Runtime
    13 minutes
  • Language
  • Country
    United States
  • Premiere
  • Director
    Sarah Jean Williams
  • Screenwriter
    Sarah Jean Williams
  • Producer
    Ian McClellan
  • Executive Producer
    Sharese Bullock-Bailey, Timothy Offor, Sebastian Garcia-Vinyard, Tyler Rochwerg, Jennifer Paxton, Miah Shahene
  • Co-Producer
    Marcus Peterzell, Amy Slotnick
  • Cast
    Toi'ya Leatherwood, Kevin Scott Allen, Natalya James Washington, Noraye Gardiner
  • Cinematographer
    Zenzele Joi
  • Editor
    Douglas Yablun
  • Music
    Alexandra Kalinowski