We are well aware of the scarce representation of blacks in Hollywood and television. And when we are highlighted on the big screens, many times it is not in the best light. One way to change this is to support films formed by black directors and producers or movies starring black actors.
The Black Femme Supremacy Film Festival is a new formulation by filmmaker and writer/journalist Nia Hampton. The aim is to “center femme-identified people of color, calling for short films, abstract videos or moving image pieces that center on black femmes.”
A self-described “nomadic writer and filmmaker,” Hampton “found her voice traveling throughout the Caribbean and South America. Using the angst-filled poetry she wrote during her high school and college career, she published an eBook to help fund a trip to Salvador, Bahia where she began documenting the interesting experience of Being Black in Brazil.” Her 2015 experience amidst the 2015 Baltimore uprising was documented and aired on Al Jazeera America and viewed over “a million times.”