Thursday, March 18, 2010

OUT OF OUR RIGHT MINDS: TRAUMA, DEPRESSION AND THE BLACK WOMAN


I received an email from Clout Media on a Black Female Filmaker. Black women don't get their due in the film industry so I was interested in the subject matter. Independent filmmaker Stacey Muhammad's latest film explores depression and the overall feeling of sadness that plagues many black women in this society of all ages, social and economic backgrounds. Her film seeks to connect the state of mental health amongst women of color to the lingering effects of Post Traumatic Slave Syndrome and a trauma experience that has been passed on from one generation to the next. Her most recent short documentary film, I AM SEAN ,black boys speak, won the Best Short Film of the year award from the REEL SISTERS of the Diaspora 12th Annual Film Festival and Lecture Series.


Out of Our Right Minds - Trauma, Depression and the Black Woman from Stacey Muhammad on Vimeo.

3 comments:

Redbonegirl97 said...

I'll have to find out more about this documentary. It looks very interesting.

Tiffany
http://liferequiresmorechocolate.blogspot.com

msladydeborah said...

I have viewed I Am Sean-it is a powerful little film. I definitely have recommended it to several docu-junkies.

Of course I am going to be on the look out for Right Out of Our Minds. I am interested to see how the topic matter is handled.

Citizen Ojo said...

Redbonegirl97 - It does. The company that helped to produce the film has a website. Check it out.

Msladydeborah - I have not heard of this woman until the day the publicist sent me the email. If it were a Tyler Perry film I would have heard about it last year. Nothing against Perry but we got to do better with being aware...myself included.