Celebrating Black Stories

Celebrating Black Stories spotlights Black narratives that transcend national boundaries, culture, and language with films in English, French, Shona, and even ASL! Join a young astronomer during a lunar eclipse, a meaningful first visit to a barbershop, and witness the magic of a neighborhood castle all in one sitting with this immersive collection of films highlighting Back storytelling.

shorts in this program:


United States
Documentary, Toko Shiiki, 2022, 3 min
In English

Joyce’s Neighborhood

United States
Animation, Richard O’Connor, 2022, 3 min
In English

Charlie and the Hunt

United States | East Coast Premiere
Live Action, Jenn Shaw, 2021, 15 min
In American Sign Language, In English, with English subtitles

More than Hair

Plus que des Cheveux
Canada | East Coast Premiere
Live Action, Fitch Jean, 2022, 12 min
In French, with English subtitles

Gugu naGogo

Australia | International Premiere
Live Action, Taku Mbudzi, 2022, 20 min
In English, in Shona, with English subtitles