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Brown Girl Begins

Brown Girl Begins

Brown Girl Begins

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2017 / 70min / DCP

DIRECTOR: SHARON LEWIS

CAST: MOUNA TRAORé, NIGEL SHAWN WILLIAMS, SHAKURA S'AIDA, EMMANUEL KABONGO

Q&A with Michelle Materre and curator Clarissa Clay following the 9:30pm screening on Saturday, December 1.

Nalo Hopkinson’s novel Brown Girl in the Ring provided the inspiration for first-time feature director Lewis. The film blends folklore and post-apocalyptic science-fiction to tell the story of Ti-Jeanne (Mouna Traoré), coming of age in a future world still predisposed to ignore black and female voices. Ti-Jeanne confers with Caribbean spirits and contends with dark magic in order to liberate the segregated poor, confinded to a tiny island called the Burn.

Screening as a part of Double Exposure.