BEST FEATURE DOCUMENTARY - Roxbury International Film FestivalRacial Construction • Intersectionality • U.S. Census Racial Categories • Mixed Race & Biracial Identity • Racism & Racial Justice • West and East Africa
Date of Completion: 2015 | Run Time: 69 minutes | Language: English | Captions: Yes | Includes: Study Guide | Director: Carol Banker | Writer/Producer/Performer: Fanshen Cox | Editors: Alex Regalado & Sarah Feinbloom
ONE DROP OF LOVE uses the ever-changing racial categories on the U.S. Census as the historical backdrop to this interactive show. Throughout, the audience is asked to participate in defining and redefining these categories for themselves and one another. Fanshen parallels this history with her own, and her family’s, search for roots, identity and for justice. Audiences will travel from the 1700s to the present, to cities around the U.S., and to West and East Africa, to pursue more truth – leading to more justice – and then, perhaps to LOVE. The ultimate goal of the performance is to encourage the discussion of race and racism openly and critically, and to encourage a commitment to making the world more liberated for all.