SEE YOU NEXT TIME Short Films

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The intimate moments between a Chinese nail tech and her Black client shows how two women of color see each other in a space unlike anything else in their worlds.

Part of Shorts Program 4

Crystal Kayiza was raised in Oklahoma and is now a Brooklyn-based documentary filmmaker and 2018 Sundance Ignite Fellow. Named one of Filmmaker Magazine’s “25 New Faces of Independent Film,” her work focuses on pursuing more nuanced and diverse storytelling about Black communities. She is a recipient of the 2017 Jacob Burns Film Center Woman Filmmaker Fellowship. As a Woman Filmmaker Fellow she directed and produced EDGECOMBE, a short documentary examining the ways trauma repeats and reinvents itself in a rural Black community in Edgecombe County, North Carolina. The film premiered at the 2018 BAMcinemaFest and is an official selection of the 2019 Sundance Film Festival.

After graduating from Ithaca College in 2015 with a degree in Documentary Studies and Production, Kayiza spent two years at the ACLU working on racial justice and criminal justice issues. Her documentary work and writing has been featured in The Nation, Scalawag Magazine and OkayAfrica. She received a Heartland Emmy® Award in 2012 for her film ALL THAT REMAINS, which profiles Boley, Oklahoma, one of the nation’s last all-Black towns.

Cady Lang
seeyounexttimefilm@gmail.com

Details

Country: USA

Year: 2019

Director: Crystal Kayiza

Producers: Cady Lang, Crystal Kayiza, Sean Weiner

Director of Photography: Leroy Farrell

Editor: Crystal Kayiza

Music: Baptiste Thiry, Mozart

Running Time: 6 MIN

Languges: English, Mandarin

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