Black Harvest Film Festival: SISTERS OF THE YAM


THEATER 2 Mon, Nov 6, 2023 8:15 PM
THEATER 1 Mon, Nov 13, 2023 8:30 PM
Film Info
Runtime:73 min
Release Year:2022-2023
Production Country:USA
Original Language:English


In this collection—named after the bell hooks novel—we explore the range of enduring love between women, keepers of each other's secrets. In Caitlyn Johnson’s BAD BLOOD (12 min.), young Olivia hides the truth about her getting her period for the first time. With BOSOM (12 min.), George Ellzey Jr. delves into the reunion of estranged sisters during their mother's funeral. In Jordan Joseph’s SISTERS (13 min.), Jac and Maya navigate their complicated relationship. In Felicia Pride’s joyful LOOK BACK AT IT (12 min.), with the help of her daughter, a forty-something single mother gets her groove back. Niya Abdullahi explores the intricacies of identity and expression among Black Muslim women and girls in FOR BLACK MUSLIM GIRLS (9 min.) And in Bashir Aden’s A SWEETNESS OF LAPSE (15 min.), best friends Ava and Mina experiment with "reality shifting," leading to a transformative journey to resurrect a friend that passed away. Select filmmakers scheduled to attend.