BEST ANIMATION - Reel Sisters of the Diaspora Film Festival | BEST DOCUMENTARY - Trans Stellar Film FestivalAfrican American • Queer • Mental Health • Coming of Age • Family • Animation • Cinema & Media • Race & Ethnicity • Youth Collection • Gender Studies • Stereotypes
Date of Completion: 2016 | Run Time: 23 minutes | Language: English with English & Spanish subtitles | Captions: Yes | Includes: Transcript & Study Guide | Director: Carrie Hawks | Producer: Carrie Hawks
In black enuf*, a Queer oddball seeks approval from Black peers despite a serious lack of Hip-Hop credentials and a family that ‘talks white’. The quest for a Black Card (undeniable acceptance of their racial identity) takes them from Missouri, to New York, and halfway around the world. This animated documentary examines the expanding black identity through a personal journey. The filmmaker interweaves stories from their great-grandmother’s autobiography, interviews of family & friends, and hand-drawn memories. Tongue-and-cheek humor makes such a heavy topic easier to digest. The visuals mix Monty Python style cut-outs, infographics, watercolor, and a variety of illustrative styles. We’re all on a quest for acceptance.