Short film screening of Bone Black: Midwives Vs. The South and community discussion with director Imani Dennison.
The Salt Eaters Bookshop – 302 East Queen Street Inglewood, CA 90301
Starts on Sunday, December 3 · 2pm PST
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We are excited to partner with Parenting for Liberationfor a special screening of Bone Black: Midwives Vs. The Southdirected by Imani Dennison. Bone Black is an experimental documentary about the history and erasure of Black midwives in the American South and how the attack on birth workers has contributed toward the Black infant and maternal mortality crisis.There will be a talk-back immediately following the screening with Imani, Black birthworkers, and parents. Light refreshments will be served. We look forward to welcoming you to the space and fellowshipping Sunday, December 3rd at 2:00pm. See you soon!
AboutParenting for Liberation:
Parenting for Liberation is a virtual community that connects, inspires, and uplifts Black folks as they navigate and negotiate raising Black children within the social and political context of the US.
Parenting for Liberation believes in the power of parents to conceive, birth, and nurture liberation for the future. Parenting for Liberation is rooted in an Afro-futuristic vision of a world where black parents are in community with each other to raise black children without fear and instead parent for liberation.
About Imani Dennison:
Imani Dennison, she/they, is a multidisciplinary lens based artist and curator based in Brooklyn, NY by way of Louisville, Kentucky. Imani graduated from Howard University where they studied Political Science and Photography. Imani’s work interrogates histories of Black culture in the South and African diaspora, usually centered in folklore, fantasy, and oral histories. Imani is a 2023 Flaherty curator fellow and head Programmer at Black Science Fiction; a Black led creative experiment dedicated to the preservation of Black imagination. Imani Co-Directed For Our Girls, a love letter to Black daughters — acknowledging the sacred, and at times, tense relationship mothers and daughters share as they face challenges and accept each other’s flaws which went on to receive major distribution in the U.S. Imani has created commissioned documentary works for PBS, Black Tag, ITVS, and For Africans. Imani is a part of the 2022 Tribeca Queen Collective Directing Program where they recently released their latest film, Bone Black: Midwives vs the South. Imani is currently a Chicken & Egg POV grant recipient allowing them to advance on finishing their film, The People Could Fly.