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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.

Charcoal (2016)

Region:

USA

Language:

English

Rating:

PG-13

Director(s):

Francesca Andre


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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