Black Stories That Matter | HHFF 2020 Cinema

Black Stories That Matter | HHFF 2020 Cinema

The Hip Hop Film Festival presents - BLACK STORIES THAT MATTER.
The best directors from the culture bring you stories highlighting the politics, pain and joy of Black life.

Black Stories That Matter | HHFF 2020 Cinema

16 Videos

  • Fear

    A young man struggles between religion, relationships and his mental head space.

  • Kinky

    After straightening her natural hair behind her mother’s back, Maybelline a 14-year old Brooklyn teen who experiences the pressure of looking beautiful must decide rather remain straight or return to her natural state.

  • America

    Take a realistic look at the land of the free through the eyes of confinement, fear and oppression. AMERICA!

  • Jabari Keating

    Upon making a life altering decision, Jabari Keating explores his personal reflections, life experiences and trials and tribulations as an African American in present day America.

  • Raparations

    The story of a group of students retracing their history through the Underground Railroad, Jim Crow, and Mass Incarceration in order to provide reparations to their future selves. An unbelievable story told through HipHopED and using hip hop as praxis. A fast paced, informative, opinion piece tha...

  • Broken Bird

    A biracial girl caught between two worlds prepares for her Bat Mitzvah and adulthood.

  • Colors

    A troubled girl's psychedelic high takes you through the social issues and injustices of residents who live in the Harlem Housing Projects.

  • Empty Streets

  • Safe Space

    Filmmaker Leon Oldstrong takes viewers on a deeply personal journey through his experiences with racism.

  • Welcome Home

    Determined to succeed in boxing, an amateur boxer begins a rigorous workout regimen with a new trainer to prepare for his first big fight.

  • Afro Trailer (P&I Only)

    After multiple encounters with her bully and a little academic inspiration, an African-American teen girl finally stands up for herself against classmates that question her cultural identity.
    Press and Industry screening only.
    Private Watch Party August 12th, 2020 @ 4:30pm

  • Round Table

    When the black stereotypes leader come together for an emergency board meeting and keeping it real.

  • EtreNoir

    Using visual collages of moving images, this experimental abstraction examines the impact of cultural appropriation, racism, colorism, and stereotypes on the African American community.

  • Are You An Oreo?

    Oreo, a label given in the African-American/Latino community, is defined by Urban Dictionary as "a person who 'acts white' because of the way they dress, talk, or act." This documentary examines the definition of "code-switching" and what it means to be "safe black."

  • Thank You For Your Time Trailer

  • Head Top Trailer

    A lighthearted open conversation with NYC's up and coming influencers on everything black hair.