Documentary, Shorts


Open Your Mind

Mixed Bag Documentary Shorts

  • Sat, Aug 12
    • 5:00pm
  • Tue, Aug 15
    • 7:10pm
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And They Were Loved (Director: Malik Shamar Julien and Emily McClanahan)
During a critical year of growth and exploration, Jacundo, Zion, and Marcus reference growing up queer in central Texas while maturing into a rebirth of their queer identities. “And They Were Loved” documents their introduction to queer spaces and their determination to use their voices to support the Black and Brown LGBTQIA+ community through sexual health advocacy, multimedia artistry, and ballroom culture.

The Aunties (Director: Jeannine Kayembe Oro and Charlyn Griffith Oro)
A short format climate documentary based on the lives of Paulette Greene and Donna Dear and the legacies of Harriet Tubman and Mt. Pleasant Acres Farm.

Black Rainbow Love (Director: Angela Harvey)
An intimate and heartfelt documentary that celebrates the stories of the Black LGBTQ+ community. Through candid interviews with couples, individuals, clergy, activists, and family members, the film reveals the power of truth, the vibrancy of the rainbow in their lives, and the profound love that shapes their stories. It explores not only intimate and platonic love but also love of self, community, God, and purpose. With a focus on representation and empowerment, “Black Rainbow Love” sheds light on the experiences, struggles, and triumphs of Black LGBTQ+ individuals, highlighting their resilience and the richness of their identities. The film invites viewers into a world of love, acceptance, and self-discovery, while challenging societal norms and fostering understanding.