Between the Frames: Outdoor Screening

Thursday, September 2, 2021, 3:00:00 AM UTC

BETWEEN THE FRAMES is a film program in Redmond that uses visual storytelling to promote and deepen our understanding of different histories, traditions, and cultures.

These films, situated in the Black North American and South Asian contexts, are linked by themes of memory, acceptance, self-love, and the complexities of the diasporic experience. In particular, they explore and disrupt the deep connections between internalized racial biases and colorism within and between Black and South Asian communities.


This program features:

  • BLACK SOUL (2002, Canada, 9:50 mins)
    Directed by Martine Chartrand; Produced by National Film Board, Canada

  • RECOILED (2019, USA, 8:02 mins)
    Directed by Claire Grim; Produced by Shalom Simmons

September 2021 @ the Buoyant Pavilion in Downtown Park, Redmond
Available every Tues, Wed, & Thurs
8 – 10 pm PST


*Films will play on loop


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ABOUT THE FILMS + ARTISTS


BLACK SOUL (2002, Canada, 9:50 mins)
Directed by Martine Chartrand; Produced by National Film Board, Canada

Black Soul an animated short, is a lyrical discovery through constantly shifting images into the journeys of Black peoples through Africa and North America. A grandmother’s memory becomes the gateway into stories of defining moments in Black History, a legacy bequeathed to the next generation to never forget, to safeguard, and to pass on.


MARTINE CHARTRAND is a Canadian Haitian filmmaker who directed the award-winning short film T.V Tango (1992) for the National Film Board of Canada (NFB). She made her second film for NFB entitled Black Soul (2000), an animated short tracing the memory of Black History, which garnered 23 awards, including the Golden Bear at the Berlinale 2001. Her third film, MacPherson (2012), inspired by a song from Quebec singer-songwriter Félix Leclerc, won the First Prize and the Best Canadian Short Film Public Award at the Montreal International World Film Festival in 2012.


RECOILED (2019, USA, 8:02 mins)
Directed by Claire Grim; Produced by Shalom Simmons


Recoiled unpacks themes of stereotypes, disrupting hegemonic standards of beauty, and the stigmatization of black hair. It reiterates the importance of valuing one’s authentic self, pride in your culture, and in the positive representation of Black voices. This animated short is produced by 6 students in the Electronic Arts Program at Missouri State University; Claire Grim (Writer/Director), Shalom Simmons (Writer/Producer), Shelby Corely (Art Direction), Matt Fuller (Technical Direction), Brandon Huddleston (Original Music), and Kersten Schatz (Producer/Screenplay). Recoiled won the Broadcast Education Association’s 2019 Best of Festival award in the Screenwriting category.


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This program was organized by Savita Krishnamoorthy
Media design by Chile Dulce

Presented by Black Cinema Collective (BCC)
www.blackcinemacollective.org


This project is supported in part by grants from the City of Redmond and 4Culture


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