But You’re Not Black

Canada201919 minEnglishDocumentary, Family, Women Filmmakers

Rated PG

Caught between two seemingly isolated worlds, director Danielle Ayow interrogates her own cultural identity as Trini and Chinese with much heart and humour. Sometimes asking is not enough as Ayow’s process makes clear the harm of essentializing identity and ultimately, the limitations of language. 

Recognitions

OFFICIAL SELECTIONS
Trinidad + Tobago Film Festival, 2020
Los Angeles Asian Pacific Film Festival, 2020

AWARDS
Best Documentary Award, Caribbean Tales International Film Festival, 2020

Director Bio

Danielle Ayow

Danielle Ayow is a Toronto-based writer, actor, and comedian. In 2017, Ayow developed an 8-minute proof of concept version of But You’re Not Black with the help of Reel Asian to secure funding for this 20-minute version. This is her first time directing and writing a documentary.

12 Nov, 2020 10:00 am

to 19 Nov, 2020 11:59 pm

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