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Our Right to Gaze: Black Film Identities

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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.

Featured shorts (in order): 

Love in Submission

Directed by Lande Yoosuf

Produced by Antu Yacob

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

A Hollywood Party

Directed 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.

Pandemic Chronicles

Directed by Ya'Ke SMith

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

Auntie Zariyah

Directed 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.

The Black Banshee

Directed by John D Hay, Jr.

Produced 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.


Directed by Lin Que Ayoung

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

Content Advisory:

Pandemic Chronicles includes full nudity/mature content

The Black Banshee features police violence

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    82 minutes
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    United States