Black Bodies

Black Bodies

Directed by: Kelly Fyffe-Marshall
Age Group: Grades 11/12
Available from February 28th to March 11th, 2022

Drama, Short

PLOT : Based on a real-life event of three Black women at a California rental. Another white neighbour had called the police to report strange people going back and forth from the house. The group was simply carrying out their luggage from a rental they were staying at but were detained and questioned by police. From this event, Black Bodies was born. A young Black male begins in a room confused and surrounded by bodies. He learns of the fate of those around him and the horrific reality that he now faces. Through spoken word, Black Bodiesdemonstrates a visceral cycle of tragedy and lack of consequences.

Kelly Fyffe-Marshall. Kelly Fyffe-Marshall is a British director, screenwriter and social activist. Fyffe-Marshall, of Jamaican and Bajan heritage, revolves her work around showcasing Black culture, people, and communities. Her first film Haven (2017) won best short film at The People’s Film Festival. Later, she directed Marathon (2020) and Black Bodies (2020), a two-part short film reflecting on her own experience with racism. Fyffe-Marshall was presented with The Changemaker Award at the Toronto International Film Festival in 2020 and in the same year won the Jay Scott Prize voted by the Toronto Film Critics Association. Fyffe-Marshall is currently working on production of her debut film When Morning Comes.  

Length 0h 4min
Year 2020

Cast Komi Olaf, Donisha Rita Claire Prendergast,

Production Sunfower Studios

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