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The Onyx Butterfly

The Onyx Butterfly

An exploration of the life of a black male ballet dancer, “The Onyx Butterfly” follows
Jordan as he grapples with the pressures of being a black male in a traditionally white feminine landscape, while also struggling against the gender expectations placed upon black men. Incorporating dance performance, the film explores the psychological impact of stereotypes on a black male attempting to redefine black masculinity.


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The Onyx Butterfly (2019)

Short (6mins) Documentary

Region:

Canada

Rating:

No Rating

Director(s):

Yasmin Evering-Kerr

Showtimes:

Fri 11 Sep 2020, 12.00am, ttff/20 Online—Yellow Bundle


About the Director(s):

Yasmin Evering-Kerr

Yasmin Evering-Kerr

Yasmin is a proud Toronto native. Born and raised in the cultural mosaic of the GTA, she uses her roots to inspire her artistry. A recent graduate of Film Studies at Brock University, she has finished her post-graduate diploma at Sheridan College in the Advanced Film and Television. She is a passionate storyteller who frequently addresses issues of race and gender in her films.

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