I Am Black and Beautiful

2017 | Australia | 9 mins | 2.39:1
Genre: Documentary
Themes: Human Rights | Women | BIPOC | CALD | Cultural Identity | Dance
Language: English, with Closed Captioning available

Synopsis: Seven Afro-Australian women explore the impact of western media on their identity and understanding of beauty.

 

Cast

Interviews – Moreblessing Maturure, Safi Amadou Hamidou, Magdoline Makobe, Ebube Ube, Yari Bangura, Gillean Opoku, Raquel Pereira Azevedo
Dancers – Gloria Kolya, Fattish Kamara, Malaika Salatis

Crew

Director – Hawanatu Bangura
Producer – Sarah-Jane Johnson
Cinematographer – Meg White
Editor – Andrew McPherson
Sound Design – Wayne Pashley

Festival Screenings & Awards

TIFF Kids, presented by Toronto International Film Festival 2018 (Canada)
Montreal International Black Film Festival 2018 (Canada) – Winner: Best Documentary
Pittsburgh Shorts 2018 (USA)
Pan African Film Festival 2019 (USA)
Cleveland International Film Festival 2019 (USA)
WIFT Australia V-FEST 2021 (Australia)