"...recalls the journey for acceptance." - New York Times
"...Mixes animation with family interviews and dry humor to explore their lifelong journey to qualify their Blackness and LGBTQ identity." - Colorlines
Award-Winning Animated Documentary black enuf* by Carrie Hawks
Now Available from Third World Newsreel
In black enuf* a queer oddball seeks approval from Black peers despite a serious lack of Hip-Hop credentials and a family that 'talks white'. Carrie Hawks' quest for a Black Card (undeniable acceptance of their racial identity) takes they from Missouri, to New York, and halfway around the world.
In this animated short, the filmmaker examines the expanding Black identity through a personal journey. The film interweaves stories from their great-grandmother's autobiography, interviews of family & friends, and their hand-drawn memories. Tongue-and-cheek humor makes such a heavy topic easier to digest. The visuals mix Monty Python style cut outs, infographics, watercolor, and a variety of illustrative styles.
black enuf* is available from Third World Newsreel for public screenings and educational purchase and is part of TWN's Queer Essential Collection.
Best Animation, Reel Sisters of the Diaspora Film Festival