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March 23-28 2021

Anatomy of Wings (85 min)

March 25, 2021
2:30 PM
 CT
Anatomy of Wings (85 min)

At first gathered to create an after-school film project, six Black middle school girls return each week to collaborate with their Black and *white mentors on a feature-length documentary about their own coming-of-age in Baltimore City. Weeks turn into years. Then, shortly before the girls’ high school graduations, a sea of misunderstanding arises about what’s to come. This self-defined ‘second family’ is left to question if their solidarity will survive the realities of living in a world of racial inequity.

*We have capitalized ‘Black’ and lower-cased ‘white’ in recognition of Black Lives Matter and Decolonizing Cinema with presence and spaciousness.

America/Chicago
March 25, 2021
https://www.thinline.us
March 27, 2021
4:00 PM
 CT
Anatomy of Wings (85 min)

At first gathered to create an after-school film project, six Black middle school girls return each week to collaborate with their Black and *white mentors on a feature-length documentary about their own coming-of-age in Baltimore City. Weeks turn into years. Then, shortly before the girls’ high school graduations, a sea of misunderstanding arises about what’s to come. This self-defined ‘second family’ is left to question if their solidarity will survive the realities of living in a world of racial inequity.

*We have capitalized ‘Black’ and lower-cased ‘white’ in recognition of Black Lives Matter and Decolonizing Cinema with presence and spaciousness.

America/Chicago
March 25, 2021
https://www.thinline.us

Sponsors


Nikiea Redmond | Co-Director, Co-Producer

Twelve years ago, youth and self-publishing advocate Nikiea Redmond volunteered as a mentor in the ‘Wings’ after-school program for middle-school girls. Her first feature film, ‘Anatomy of Wings’ is a powerful documentary telling the story of ten girls from Baltimore growing into women. Connect with the film @anatomyofwingsdoc and Nikiea @designedbynikiea on IG.



Kirsten D’Andrea Hollander | Co-Director, Co-Producer

Having taught in higher education for 23 years, Hollander has witnessed its profound contributions as well as its devastating shortcomings regarding inclusivity, identity, and financial support for students from underserved communities. After making short documentaries to support innovative curriculum in Baltimore’s public-school system, Hollander explored how the camcorder can be a collaborative tool to bear witness. In 2008 she launched the ‘Wings Video Skills After School Program for Girls’ which would later evolve into the community-based feature length documentary, ‘Anatomy of Wings’. The film has received the 2020 Audience Award for Feature Documentary with the Black Femme Supremacy Film Festival, has shown with SLAMDANCE 2021, and is now popping up in film festivals across the U.S.

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At first gathered to create an after-school film project, six Black middle school girls return each week to collaborate with their Black and *white mentors on a feature-length documentary about their own coming-of-age in Baltimore City. Weeks turn into years. Then, shortly before the girls’ high school graduations, a sea of misunderstanding arises about what’s to come. This self-defined ‘second family’ is left to question if their solidarity will survive the realities of living in a world of racial inequity.

*We have capitalized ‘Black’ and lower-cased ‘white’ in recognition of Black Lives Matter and Decolonizing Cinema with presence and spaciousness.

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