March 9th’s screening will be a double feature showcasing work by filmmakers Sally Nuamah and Alli Logout!
“Lucid Noon, Sunset Blush”, by Alli Logout, is set in Texas, focusing on the character Micha, a Queer – identified person struggling with the shift from small town to a big city. Through this “coming – of – Queer” story, Logout explores the radical safety of Queer spaces and challenges common-told narratives of liberalism in metropolitan regions of the U.S. Micha’s journey of joining a new family becomes a story of true affirmation.
“Her Story”, by Sally Nuamah, is an “award winning short documentary that focuses on disadvantaged Ghanaian girls as they complete their last year at the West African Secondary School and make plans for their futures.” Though the girls have overcome huge challenges to be academically successful, the documentary explores if it will be enough for them to realize their dreams of attending college. The project culminates five years of research on women and education in Ghana and is now being distributed by Discovery Education! Based on this work, an organization was created, called The TWII Foundation, that helps these girls be the first in their families to go to college – they now have 20 girls are in college pipeline!
Join us in supporting the work of these creatives and stay after for a discussion! Held at the Dorchester Art + Housing Collaborative (1456 E. 70th St.), the event is free of charge with no RSVP required!