Time : 19min 56sec
Director: Kiana Harris
Programme Day/Date : Saturday 15th December From 8.05pm
Language/ Subtitles: English
Country : United States
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‘AJE IJO’ Short Dance Film Series centres the humanity, resiliency, vulnerability of black and African diaspora people [of all genders], interrogating the western gender binary and interrupting accompanying notions of masculinity and femininity. Our individual and collective complexity, survival, thriving and ultimately our healing as a people are at stake, and compel the elaboration of this narrative. To this end, the ﬁlm elicits elements of spiritual cosmologies of the African diaspora, particularly those that emerge from the Yoruba divine consciousness, Ifa, and the Orisa (deities) that comprise it.
A native of Anchorage Alaska, Kiana created and debuted her first dance film entitled “DIVINE” part 1 and 2 in the summer of 2016 in Seattle, WA. Her dance films were also featured in Langston Hughes African American Film Festival Risk/Reward Festival, SIFF 1 Reel Film Festival at Bumbershoot.
Her latest debut, AJE IJO Dance Film Series screened at Artist of Color Expo & Symposium, Translation Film Festival and On The Boards. Her mission as a filmmaker, is to reclaim imagery in a non-exploitative representation from a black womxn's lens, and it be one of many tools to drive black liberation.