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On exhibition at WACO Theater Center, April 1st - May 27th

Curated by Tina Knowles Lawson & Genel Ambrose

“Re-Imagining Black ___” is a two screen video installation created by Sade Ndya, reflecting on the past history and evolving future of black women in cinema. The left channel pays homage to the legacy of iconic black actresses; Cicely Tyson, Diahann Caroll, Pam Grier, Beah Richards, Esther Jones and Hattie McDaniel. The right channel re-imagines the future of roles for black women on screen; from surreal storylines to candid experiences within Black womanhood. The installation spotlights a single theater chair, inviting audiences to interact with the piece. The theater chair symbolizes elevation, granting black women audiences the space to be the core audience of their own stories.

“Re-Imagining Black___'' is a hopeful piece of manifestation, affirmation and ideation. For black women to be at the forefront and in control of their own narratives within cinema.

Featured in The LA TimesELLE Magazine and Essence.

Starring: Sasha Compere, Eva Reign, Ephrata Avate, Amber Phillips, Numa Perrier, Anah Ambuchi, Widny Bazile, Kiayla Ryann, Ramone Hulet

Director / Director of Photography Sade Ndya

Producer Alexcina Figueroa

Edited by Tiffany Khuu

Music Composed by Avila Santo

Colorist Kya Lou

Production Designer AJ M. Austin

Projection Design Desne Wharton

Stylist Branden Ruiz

Makeup Artist
Jazzmin Oddie

Hair Stylist Anittria Wicker

Steadicam Operator Adeshola Adigun

1ST AC Amir Rose-Aminifu

2ND AC Charnele Jackson

Gaffer Kay Zhou

Key Grip Damola Ajanaku

Kendyll Bursh

Swing Trevaughn Leslie, Sika Stanton

PA Kenan Eames, Abby Mucha, Jonathan Hyon

BTS Jessica Ramirez

3D Renders Karey Graves

Special Thanks

Made In Her Image, WACO Theater Center, Becine, Good Mirrors, IFB Studios, Creative Solutions, Sam Shot It, Eight Four LA, Illuminar Lighting


“Re-Imagining Black ___” 16x20 Signed Poster Print - $150

Funds go towards the financing of this film, which was self-funded by the artist and its collaborators.

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