Co-creators & directors Kennedie King and Tiffany Ike are hosting a sneak screening of the groundbreaking series ‘draping' at the Madison Public Library on May 13, 2018. The event is free and open to the public.
‘draping,’ is a seven episode short film series that examines the complexity of Black femme identities and the durag as a cultural artifact, while serving as an exploration of interdisciplinary cinematography.
Each episode highlights topics such as mental health, queerness, colorism, spirituality, and motherhood, and translates it through a lens of black womanhood. This project seeks to increase representation of intersectional Black womanhood on screen and challenge conventional approaches to storytelling and visual composition via multi-medium platforms including film, photography, poetry, dance, fashion, & more.
The screening will feature the full first episode, Black, in addition to extended previews for coming episodes. There will be an introduction and talkback given by the creators and a gallery showcase that displays artwork which further explores the vision of the entire series.
The remaining episodes of the series will be released throughout the year of 2018. Stay tuned for more details! Upon completion, the creators hope to provoke wider discourse surrounding these topics that are missing from mainstream media. This entire series is produced under the mentorship of Thulani Davis.
WHEN: May 13 at 3 PM
WHERE: Third floor, Madison Public Library