Falling Into the Light

2021

Short Film

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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

Nicky Chue

Alex Mello

Osman Mukhtar

SJ Rahatoka

Jota Ramos

ORIGINAL STORY

SJ Rahatoka

STARRING

Mandhla Ndubiwa, Deborah Moses-Sanks & Gil Duodé


WORKSHOP LEADER & EDITOR

 Branwen Okpako


ASSISTANT EDITOR

Hildegard Oehler


Black Reels Filmmaking Workshop

facilitated by

Black Art Action Berlin (BAAB) / Black Reels Project Team

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image credits: Kameron Locke @kameronlocke

"Falling Into the Light" premiere & Q&A panel with filmmakers

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image credits: Mlamleli Ngobese @mlamleli