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 Times, ELLE 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
BBE Kendyll Bursh
Swing Trevaughn Leslie, Sika Stanton
PA Kenan Eames, Abby Mucha, Jonathan Hyon
BTS Jessica Ramirez
3D Renders Karey Graves
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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