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Reel Sisters x Weeksville Heritage Center

  • Weeksville Heritage Center 158 Buffalo Avenue Brooklyn, NY, 11213 United States (map)

For the month of October, we are focusing the use of film by the African Diaspora to control and archive our narrative. We are elated to kick the celebration off in collaboration with Reel Sisters , who will present an evening of shorts celebrating The Legacy of Healing Power in Community Circles. Join us for a free and empowering evening of film and conversation exploring the art of healing, wellness and self-care.


African Odyssey: Ancestral Memories, Documentary, 10:12 min.

Director: Emeka Anozie Producer/Writer: Cathleen Antoine Producers: Cathleen Antoine, Regine Romain

African Odyssey: Ancestral Memories captures the journey of a Haitian-American woman during her first visit to Benin, West Africa. She travels into the troubling depths of the TransAtlantic Slave trade and emerges reclaiming a new identity.

My Life, Interrupted, Documentary, 9:24 min.

Producer/Director/Writer: Alana Devich Cyril

Alana Devich Cyril is on a quest to figure out how to navigate life following a stage 4 cancer diagnosis. In this comical, poignant documentary, she wants to show the world what her life looks like, but things like 3 million doctors’ appointments and a fear of travel get in her way.

Bodega, Narrative, 19:05 min.

Directors/Writers:Donna Augustin, Talibah L. Newman

Producers:Donna Augustin, Anna Orlova, Nathaniel Mary Quinn

When a caucasian family move into Bedford-Stuyvesant, Brooklyn an elder in the family says something inappropriate, causing the local community to take extreme measures to get an apology.

C.R.E.A.M and Butter, Narrative, 4:59 min.

Producer/Director/Writer:Adamma Ebo

A satire on Korean beauty shops dominance in the multi-billionaire Black hair care industry.

Uplifting His Village, Documentary, 10:24 min.

Producer/Director/Writer:Morenike Olabunmi

Set against the expansive countryside of Obonjaneni Village and the Drakensberg Mountains in South Africa, this documentary unfolds as we observe Mathiba Mncube performing his daily activities as tour guide and mentor while making a positive impact in his community.

Earlier Event: September 19
Radical Black Mothering