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A Thin Line Between Black and White

Student Film
Duration: 6 minutes
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A young Black girl activist faces her worst nightmare when her uncle brings an unexpected guest to dinner and they are forced to have a tense conversation.
Written and directed by 2023 Black Girls Film Camp Teen Director Addison Belhomme, A Thin Line Between Black and White tells the story of Ayanna, a teen activist in Chicago who never backs down from a challenge. After a classmate of hers is told to cut off her locs in order to compete in a wrestling match at her school, Ayanna posts a video calling people from all over to protest this injustice with her. After seeing that her protest video hasn’t gotten the attention she’d hoped, Ayanna comes home one day after school and her uncle informs her that he’s bringing over a special guest to dinner. Ayanna has prolific visions of who this guest is and what’s going to happen at this dinner. The doorbell rings and it’s revealed that the special guest is in fact, a white woman and her name is Kathy. As an activist, Ayanna immediately doesn’t like this woman. Kathy represents the opposite of what Ayanna is fighting for. The dinner begins, awkwardly as Ayanna is not shy about expressing to her how she feels about this situation . Soon enough, Kathy proves to Ayanna that she may know more about Black history and culture than Ayanna thought! On top of that, Kathy reveals that she shared Ayanna’a protest video to her social media page and got it to over 1 million views. In the end, they all come together, and bond over passion for this important cause.

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Genres: Drama, Comedy
Perspectives: Black
Studio: Black Girls Film Camp
From: United States
Produced In: United States

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