Currently working on a short documentary film I titled “Almost” (IMDb link), which should be at or around 30 minutes. It focuses on individuals of mixed indigenous heritage, whether that may be European, American or African. Here are a few of the photos of one young family I worked together with for my first feature length documentary, “Forget Winnetou! Loving in the Wrong Way” (2018). Their individual stories in “Almost”, are more intimate and personal. This short docu will 1st screen on Nov. 20, 2018, as part of the “identity. intersectionality. indigeneity” film series I’m curating in cooperation with xart splitta. FACEBOOK event.
Logline: Almost normal. Almost acceptable. Almost indigenous. Half, a quarter, a fraction, a piece. Gender, sexuality, ethnicity, cognitive or physical abilities. Toxic beliefs, ableist and racist structures in society continue to harm. Some are embracing their differences in order to heal.
Synopsis: Almost normal. Almost acceptable. Almost indigenous. Half, a quarter, a fraction, a piece. Whether it’s gender, sexuality, ethnicity, cognitive or physical abilities, toxic beliefs, ableist and racist structures in western society overwhelmingly continue to target people of color. Some are taking back, reconnecting, decolonizing, and embracing their unique differences in order to heal and be happy. Interviewees of mixed heritage, ethnicities and nationalities share their experiences on growing up in a western society full of Eurocentric history that has generationally misinformed billions, and stereotypes and labels influence behavior and practices continuing a cycle of harm from which they are determined to break free.