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In this collection of six shorts, filmmakers gaze at themselves and their world, attempting to make sense of what they see reflected back. From gripping drama to heart-warming comedy, Our Right to Gaze: Black Film Identities features timely stories from Black artists that take us outside of the ordinary.  Program curated by Curtis Caesar John, of The Luminal Theater and distributed by Full Spectrum Features.The program opens with an introduction by Dr. Racquel Gates, Associate Professor in the Department of Media Culture at the College of Staten Island, CUNY.

Love in Submission by Antu Yacob & Lande Yoosuf

Worlds collide when two different Muslim women meet each other for the first time through a mutual third party.

A Hollywood Party by Toryn Seabrooks

An aspiring TV host encounters her lifelong idol at a Hollywood party but is mortified after the superstar accidentally spits on her lip mid-conversation.

Nowhere by Lin Que Ayoung

A middle-aged Latina flees her controlling husband for a night of unadulterated freedom.

The Black Banshee by Kyla Sylvers

Convinced by her friends and boyfriend to enjoy a night out after losing her job, Yvie begins to question her own mind when the visions she's been having start to have dangerous consequences.

Auntie Zariyah by Zora Bikangaga

Zach crashes with an auntie he's never met before and soon finds out that Auntie Zariyah is a 12-year-old influencer.

Pandemic Chronicles by Ya’ke Smith

A three-part anthology series about love, loss, and grief during quarantine

  • Runtime
    82 min
  • Language
  • Country
    United States
  • Note
    Pandemic Chronicles includes nudity and mature content Nowhere includes sexual situations and relationship abuse The Black Banshee includes police violence
  • Director
    Lin Que Ayoung, Zora Bikangaga, Toryn Seabrooks, Ya’ke Smith, Kyla Sylvers, Antu Yacob & Lande Yoosuf,