THE VEILTHE VEIL (2017), is a new short film exploring the fluidity and fragility of the black male life & body. The film’s narrative, combining modes of fiction, non-fiction and experimental cinema, contemplates the significance of tendencies toward denial and self-isolation, and the demons of trauma which linger in a collective consciousness — both physically and metaphorically in reaction to deeply felt emotional pain. This film is a community of young men doing what they can to keep their lives together, glimpsed in a kaleidoscope of storylines and non-linear scenes, that defy typical categorization of four-square, three-act plot to explore new languages and new forms of rhythm. THE VEIL serves as a metaphor for the separation and invisibility of black distress and its existence in America, and with Harlem as the protagonist, we are forced to become neighbors.
UnderstandMusic video for Understand by JGivens
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