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The Black Ophelia, A Screening & Discussion
November 6, 2021 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pmFREE
The Gorgeous Offerings: The Black Ophelia, A Film Screening & Community Discussion
“The Gorgeous Offerings” are a series of rituals, sacred spaces, workshops, and community gatherings created to support healing from the loss and disorientation of the COVID-19 pandemic. Open to all, these events are created to respond to the particular burden of grief held in the BIPOC community, compounded by layers of embodied stress and disruptions to communal forms of mourning and healing.
The Black Ophelia: A Film Screening & Community Discussion
Created by Renee Benson, Jason Foster, Ja’nese Brooks-Galathe, and Jennifer Sargent, The Black Ophelia is a short film that chronicles a “grief walk” from the Black femme perspective, exploring the dignity of fragility in mourning. It is a collaborative, experimental work that weaves documentary style into an expressionistic, filmic ritual. The screening will be followed by a discussion with the film’s creators.