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Sunday, August 29 • 12:45pm - 1:58pm
Black Lens Narrative Shorts

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Not Black Enough
Directed by Jermaine Manigault
19 minutes • USA
Narrative, Black Lens
A young African-American male struggling to find his identity within the Black community meets a persuasive relic of the past.

Congratulations (Mabrook)
Directed by Asad Farooqui
13.5 minutes • USA
Narrative, Black Lens
Amir is a struggling actor, meddling with lowly, wordless terrorist roles. Amidst a chaotic party highlighted by politics, cricket, and community gossip, a revelation brings Amir a new challenge.

The Lost Butterfly
Directed by Jena Batiz
5 minutes • USA
Narrative, Black Lens, Alabama, Student
A young woman grabs hold of affirmations in unlikely places.

Directed by Jon Crawford
5 minutes • USA
Narrative, SHOUT, Black Lens
A young photographer hears the story of an older man.

Directed by Suzannah Mirghani
20 minutes • Sudan
Narrative, Black Lens
In a cotton-farming village in Sudan, 15-year-old Nafisa has a crush on Babiker, but her parents have arranged her marriage to Nadir, a young Sudanese businessman living abroad. Nafisa’s grandmother Al-Sit, the powerful village matriarch, has her own plans for Nafisa's future.

Doretha’s Blues
Directed by Channing Godfrey Peoples
15 Minutes • USA
Narrative, Black Lens
Doretha was a successful blues singer who lost her teenage son at the hands of a policeman who mistook him for a robber with a rifle, when he was merely walking with a tree branch. The incident robbed her of her son, her happiness and her singing voice.

Sunday August 29, 2021 12:45pm - 1:58pm CDT
Boutwell Auditorium Exhibition Hall