WHAT ARE YOU? Film Premiere
From the venue:
7 Stages-produced Film Premiere - Online, with talkbacks and related events all weekend!
What are You? is an unflinching exploration of what it means to be mixed-race in America. The project's lead creator and performer Nicolette Emanuelle, raised with roots in the Lumbee tribe of North Carolina, was often confronted with this relentless question. As she started to interview other mixed-race individuals, Nicolette discovered striking and moving commonalities. This original, perspective-shifting film combines movement, original music, and a multitude of personal testimonies to highlight the beauty and expose the struggles of multi-racial people while honoring their resilience.
“If one person stands up and says they’ve experienced discrimination, or cruelty at the hands of society, it’s easy for people to roll their eyes and gloss over it. If a group of people stand up and use their voice in unison it’s much harder to ignore.”
– Nicolette Emanuelle