THE GIVERNY DOCUMENT (SINGLE CHANNEL) Short Films

THE GIVERNY DOCUMENT (SINGLE CHANNEL)

Filmed on location in Harlem, USA and in Claude Monet’s historic gardens in Giverny, France, THE GIVERNY DOCUMENT is a multi-textured cinematic poem that meditates on the safety and bodily autonomy of Black women. Through audacious formal experimentation, filmmaker and artist Ja’Tovia Gary unleashes an arsenal of techniques and materials including direct animation on archival 16mm film, cinema verite, and montage editing to explore the creative virtuosity of Black femme performance while interrogating the histories of those bodies and lives as spaces of forced labor and commodified production.

Part of SHORTS PROGRAM 6

Ja’Tovia Gary is an artist and filmmaker whose work seeks to liberate the distorted histories through which Black life is often viewed. In 2017 Gary was named one of Filmmaker Magazine’s 25 New Faces of Independent Film. Her award-winning films have screened at festivals and cinemas worldwide.

Ja’Tovia Gary
Spell Number Seven
thegivernydocument@gmail.com

Details

Country: France, USA

Year: 2019

Director: Ja'Tovia Gary

Screenwriter: Ja'Tovia Gary

Producers: Paige Wood, Artesia Balthrop

Director of Photography: Mia Cioffi Henry

Editor: Ja'Tovia Gary

Music: Dyani Douze, Nelson Bandela

Cast/Featuring: Ja'Tovia Gary, Fred Hampton, Diamond Reynolds, Claude Monet, various

Running Time (minutes): 40 min

Language : English

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