The New York Times just debuted a short film that focuses on the history of Black communities in New York's Sag Harbor.
Called A Beach of Our Own, the Joshua Kissi-directed film follows the history of African Americans in Sag Harbor, staring from the early 1800s. Sag Harbor once again became a beacon of light for African Americans seeking better lives in the 1940s and 1950s.
The Black communities in Sag Harbor were able to develop the area with what they had and through money from Black banks, combatting discrimination and racism in New York.
Barry Jenkins tweeted about the film, writing that the film "[centers] our folks within frames of THEIR construction and voices" and features "voices that refuse filtering."
"Lush images, clear testimonies; just an absolutely wonderful piece," he tweeted.
An unmissable short film from the supremely talented @JoshuaKissi for the @nytimes, centering our folks within frames of THEIR construction and voices that refuse filtering. Lush images, clear testimonies; just an absolutely wonderful piece ????????????https://t.co/FvBiUI4Ub5
— Barry Jenkins (@BarryJenkins) October 1, 2020
You can watch the full video at the New York Times.
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