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Charcoal

Charcoal

Charcoal captures the parallel stories of two black women and their lifelong journey to overcome internalized colorism, find self-acceptance and ultimately redemption. Despite the vast distances between them, these women both face a barrage of social messages from strangers and loved ones alike: That their darker complexion makes them less worthy of love, acceptance or respect. Yet through this painful erosion of their self-worth, these women rediscover their power and undergo a metamorphosis. They fully embrace the beauty, versatility and dignity of their melanin and begin to disrupt the generational cycle of self-hatred within communities of color.

Title:

Charcoal

Director(s):

Francesca Andre

Year of Release:

2016

Region:

USA

Language:

English

Type / Genre:

Narrative Short

Runtime:

6 minutes

Rating:

PG-13

Showtimes:

  • Wed 20 Sept, 8.30pm, MovieTowne San Fernando
  • Fri 22 Sept, 9.00pm, MovieTowne POS Screen 7

T+T Premiere


About the Director(s):

Francesca Andre

Francesca Andre

Francesca Andre is a Haitian-born photographer and filmmaker whose work has been published in the New York Post, New York Daily News, Stamford Advocate, She Caribbean magazine and Fairfield Living magazine, to name just a few. Her short film Charcoal has received the visionary awards at the Crystal Ship Film Festival and the Juror’s certificate at the 16th annual women of African Descent Film festival

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