A small supermarket in a blue collar town, a black man smiles at a 10 year old white boy across the checkout aisle. This innocuous moment sends two gangs into a ruthless war that ends with a shocking backlash.
Skin is a feature documentary about exploring through identity the meaning of beauty in all the different shades of black. It is set in present day Lagos, where Nollywood actress Beverly Naya goes on a journey to learn about contrasting perceptions of beauty. She speaks to family, school children, traders, artists, beauty entrepreneurs and sex workers. This narrative is interwoven by poignant personal accounts of individuals who have dealt with the pressure to conform to certain standards of beauty, revealing how colourism continues to shape the face of the entertainment industry in Africa.
When best friends India and Margo team up to start a business fixing men’s dating profiles, they have only three rules:
One: They must use their powers for good.
Two: They charge on a sliding scale.
Three: They can’t sleep with their clients. Or date them. Or flirt with them.
Margo and India serve as romantic consultants to a a trans man, a queer poet, a hotep, and more – all while trying not to f*ck up their own love lives in the process.
Nick, better known as “Damage” in the streets of Miami, is the young leader of an infamous graffiti crew that leaves its mark wherever it goes. As they grow larger in fame and number, problems start arising–Nick’s personal life goes on a downward spiral; the illegal nature of his passion is bound to get him in trouble with the authorities, and, on top of that, he has to learn to fend off the local rival crew.
Wednesday is a story about the indignity of American poverty told with poignancy, pathos and sensitivity. It follows a mother and daughter, Camille and Kris, that are recently homeless and living in their car. Kris commits a reckless act in a desperate attempt to preserve a vestige from their former life. It’s a story about how holding tightly to tradition can sustain a family in crisis.
WONDER tracks the events that transpire when Sammy (Benji Siegel) encounters a heroic drag queen (Jamyl Dobson) and secretly starts dreaming of trick-or-treating as Wonder Woman for Halloween. Confused and fearful of these unfamiliar feelings, Sammy begins to question his gender in relation to the world around him, and how this secret will affect his relationship with his blue collar, single father, Frank (Gabriel Furman).