Our Right To Gaze: Black Film Identities

82 mins.
Directed by various

Playing Sunday, February 14 through Sunday, February 28.

  • Platform:  AmherstCinemaAtHome.org
  • Ticket price:  $12
  • Watch window:  30 days to start watching, 2 days to finish once started
  • How to watch:  Through the internet browser on your computer, tablet, or smart phone

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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, features timely stories from Black artists that take us outside of the ordinary.

Featured shorts (in order):

  • Love in Submission by Antu Yacob & Lande Yoosuf
    Worlds collide when two different Muslim women meet each other for the first time through a mutual third party.
  • A Hollywood Party 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 by Ya’ke Smith (CW: includes full nudity/mature content)
    A three-part anthology series about love, loss, and grief during quarantine.
  • Auntie Zariyah 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 by Kyla Sylvers (CW: features police violence)
    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.
  • Nowhere by Lin Que Ayoung (CW: includes sexual situations and relationship abuse)
    A middle-aged Latina flees her controlling husband for a night of unadulterated freedom.