Support New Negress Film Society!

The New Negress Film Society is a core collective of black genderqueer and women filmmakers. Our aim is to create community and spaces for exhibition, support, and consciousness-raising through film. The collective’s members are Ja'Tovia Gary, Wendy James, Nevline Nnaji, Dyani Douze, and Frances Bodomo.

 (New Negress Film Society members)

We are fundraising money for three key events and projects in 2015.

1.) Black Artstory Month Event
(Saturday Feb. 28th) - "I Cried Power: On the Limits and Possibilities of Black Life" - A screening event to be held in Brooklyn, NY,  featuring the works of Black women and queer artists, including Dyani Douze, Nontsikelelo Mutiti, Ja'Tovia Gary, Tiona McClodden, Stasia Mehschel, and Yulan Grant.

About the exhibition: Through video and sound we will explore the relationship between blackness and power, particularly in the wake of the intense backlash of state sanctioned violence. Our work seeks to re-imagine Black Power beyond the narrative scope of Black masculinity, expanding our vision to include the power of the Black erotic, which we see as traversing gender expressions.

We conceive of Black feminine sexuality as a non-normative space of power and recognize the myriad of ways one can resist. Additionally, we seek to disrupt concepts surrounding legitimate and illegitimate forms of resistance as it relates to non violence, armed insurrection, and self defense.

(Flyer for Black ArtStory Month Event:) "I Cried, Power!: On the Limits and Possibilities of Black Life".   Saturday, February  28, 2015@ The Emerson, 561 Myrtle Ave  BK, NY  8-11 pm

(Still from "Reflections Unheard: Black Women in Civil Rights", directed by Nev Nnaji)

2.) Website - We are aiming to revamp our website to make it more functional and accessible to our social media networks. The website will be used as a platform to help expose the works of talented Black women and gender-nonconforming folks.

Here's our current website, a very basic format which shows samples of our writings and a filmmaker spotlight:

(Flyer for past exhibition event)

3.) New Negress Artists Retreat - We are trying to raise funds to hold an artist's retreat in the Summer of 2015. Our goal is to raise money to rent accomodations and cover the meals for the artists who participate.  This retreat will be open to Black cis- and trans- women and genderqueer folks. We are hoping that it will be a space for participants to write and develop their upcoming projects.

(Logo by Stephanie Matthews)

(Tote bag: A reward for donations to our campaign of $50 and above. Please leave your mailing address in the donation form so we can send one to you.)

Thank you for checking out our campaign and considering supporting a collective of strong, talented Black genderqueer and women filmmakers. We look forward to continuing our support of other up and coming New Negresses!

For more information about our collective, visit our facebook page at New Negress Film Society

Yours truly,
New Negress Film Society


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