#BlackLivesMatter Birmingham, UK (2020)

“My heart is wretched. I’m mad, hurt, we’re suffered trauma…it’s a mental health issue. This is something black people have and we deal with and we don’t have a name for it. That’s in itself kinda crazy – the fact that we don’t have a name for it so we can’t say. People say trauma…but this level of it…where it goes up and down, and you’re told things as a kid, and it’s heavy, and you can never get away with it. You have to live through it all the time. And we deal with it. It’s like we’re superhuman. Why don’t we have a name for it? The experiences we’re having? People say trauma, but this level is heavy. And you never get away from it. But we deal with it. ”

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Conversation on #BlackLivesMatter

This is a short film based on a conversation between my flatmate Rachel and I, sparked by the #BlackLivesMatter protests in Birmingham, UK (2020).

Conversation on #BlackLivesMatter