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Directed by and featuring activist and organizer Elle Moxley, BLACK BEAUTY follows Elle in the midst of 2020. Through slow cinematic moments and meditations, BLACK BEAUTY quietly observes the storied organizer in and around her hometown of Columbus, Ohio, as she embarks on a personal journey with loved ones from the past to explore concepts of love, belonging, and home. 

Through intimate conversations with her mother Lisa, her childhood friend Tonika, and her dear friend Samaria Rice, BLACK BEAUTY traces Elle’s story—from her early experiences as a teen in Columbus, becoming a founding strategic partner of the global movement Black Lives Matter, to her organizing work for Tamir Rice in Cleveland, and beyond. As Elle explores her history, she relays her vision for our collective future—a vision that suddenly feels possible in this rapidly changing world. 

BLACK BEAUTY is a cry out for hope, change, and the importance of self-love. BLACK BEAUTY is an invitation for us all to return home to ourselves. 

  • Year
  • Runtime
    27 minutes
  • Language
  • Country
    United States
  • Premiere
    2022 InsideOut Toronto
  • Social Media
  • Director
    Elle Moxley
  • Producer
    Elle Moxley, Laura Tatham, Laura Pillion
  • Executive Producer
    Kamillah Amirah Bryant, Princess A. Hairston
  • Cast
    Elle Moxley, Harper Moxley, Lisa Hearns, Samaria Rice, Tonika Mason, Nia Doyle
  • Cinematographer
    Emir Fils-Aime
  • Music
    Jason Yang