Black Bodies (2018)
Racism hurts. Racism kills. In Black Bodies, 16 Black people talk candidly about the devastating impacts of racism. This debut documentary, directed by Austinite Charlotte Moore, is a raw, bare-bones, no-frills exploration into what it means to exist in the world as a Black person today.
“Black Bodies is so important to see … it allows viewers a greater understanding of what it’s like to be Black…”—Austin Monthly Magazine
“I really was struck by the idea of how racism hinders a person developing their own autonomy — to be themselves and move through life as they want. I have always looked at racism from the top down, as it were — systematic oppression. But, never from the perspective of how it saddles, prevents, and undermines a person growing and developing as s/he wants. This really personal context comes across in the interviews.” — Jim Harrington, Texas Civil Rights Project Founder and Director Emeritus
“Black Bodies is a prescient documentary for our current times; a revealing and thought-provoking collection of Black voices speaking their truths that must be heard and absorbed by America’s white spaces.” —Michelle Manning-Scott, KOOP Radio