I Can See Clearly Now – Shorts Programme
An Ecstatic Experience | Dir. Ja’Tovia Gary | 6:11mins | USA | 2015
Enlivened with animation this short reflects on the ongoing struggle for black liberation in the US and how its continuous absence is simultaneous to moments of ecstacy and profound vision.
Dancer As Insurgent | Dir. Simon Schultz | USA | 17:26mins | 2015
Chicago-based dancer and activist Benjamin Hart (part of the Black Lives Matter Movement and the New York and Chicago Ballroom Scene) reflects on the relation between art and activism. He asks: What can this art form teach us about the ways that our community is struggling (and) also the ways our community has struggled for a very long, long time?
Shudo | Dirs. T-Anh Bach, Charles Badiller & Hugo Weiss |2:02mins| France | 2015
Fresh wounds remind of old caresses.
Golden Golden | Dir. Erica Cho | USA | 14:46mins | 2016
Two broke 20-somethings visit a fortune-teller and – gazing into their co-joined crystal balls – have new visions of desiring and becoming, across Asian, Black, and Latinx imaginaries.
Black is Blue | Dir. Cheryl Dunye |USA | 21mins | 2014
Black works as a security guard in an apartment complex whilst living out of his car. In his new life as a man there are many elements to cause uncertainty, but through a confrontation with a former lover he gets a clearer, stronger sense of who he is.