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  • wash day

    directed by: kourtney jackson

    kourtney jackson’s “wash day” is a short, introspective documentary that follows three black women as they speak about beauty, life, and their hair. shot on film, “wash day” captures the quiet timelessness of beauty and grooming for women of color.

  • juice

    a batch of pot brownies at a 16th birthday party transforms a night of regressive hijinks into an unsettling brush with danger

  • a kiki with - bobby bowen

    this short documentary-style interview film takes a quick look at some key terms that originated within queer black and poc communities (such as the ballroom scene), tracing their cultural significance to contemporary mainstream popular culture.

  • margoland

    a deadpan comedy featuring, margo -- an elderly woman who's trying to escape her old folks home in order to get her late wife's ashes to the big nickel in Sudbury, in time to celebrate their anniversary.

  • facing mecca

    directed by: jan-eric mak

    pensioner roli comes to fareed’s assistance when the syrian refugee is
    faced with the burial of his muslim wife. together they stumble into a
    bewildering forest of swiss bureaucracy to which roli finds a beautifully
    simple answer…