Falling Into the Light
Sambatra, a flamboyant Black Trans Non-binary person, is lost in a park in Berlin after a party. They feel an intense feeling of dissociation and confusion. This has happened before, their mind takes them away to cope with trauma, anxiety, gender dysphoria and racism.
But this time is different. They pass out and their Consciousness travels to another dimension where there is no time. Here, they meet ‘Ancestors’ who share messages for their journey towards healing.
Six Black filmmakers come together for the first-ever Black Reels Filmmaking Workshop to create a story about healing and belonging.
DIRECTED, SHOT & AUDIO RECORDED BY
Black Pearl de Almeida
Mandhla Ndubiwa, Deborah Moses-Sanks & Gil Duodé
WORKSHOP LEADER & EDITOR
Black Reels Filmmaking Workshop
Black Art Action Berlin (BAAB) / Black Reels Project Team
image credits: Kameron Locke @kameronlocke
"Falling Into the Light" premiere & Q&A panel with filmmakers
image credits: Mlamleli Ngobese @mlamleli