As part of Monika Estrella Negra’s ‘Vengeance Anthology’, a look into the transgenerational horrors of infertility/fertitlity, anti-blackness, and sacrifice.
“Violence affects Black women on multiple levels . This photo and short film series explores the sadistic assault on our bodies and our ancestors, and the trauma passed on through the generations. The words accompanying these images are meant to invoke the stories present in our DNA and through our own lives. This was a significant process of working through transgenerational distress, and the toll it still takes upon us.”
Thursday, November 8 2018 9PM | BMFF Shorts Program
Monika Estrella Negra
They Will Know You By Your Fruit is the second short film for Monika. Her first short titled Flesh is about a Black femme serial killer navigating the Chicago DIY punk scene. A writer, a nomadic priestess, spiritual gangster and all around rabblerouser – Monika has written essays for Black Girl Nerds, is the author of a zine series (Tales From My Crypt), the creator of Audre’s Revenge Film and Black and Brown Punk Show Chicago, a 2018 Leeway Foundation Art and Change Grantee, and is aspiring to become a Meme Lord. Hailing from the Midwest, she now resides in Philadelphia, focusing on completing her Vengeance Anthology (‘THEY‘ is apart of this) and works closely with Audre’s Revenge Film’s co-founder Mariam Bastani in order to create narratives rarely seen in the film world.
Valérie Bah (not pictured) is a Montreal-based Black queer artist who uses photography, videography, and text as vehicles to document and tell stories about healing, joy, and mundane/radical acts of survival. Her work is driven by Black feminist thought, speculative fiction, and lived experience.
Director VALERIE BAH, MONIKA ESTRELLA NEGRA
Concept and Story VALERIE BAH, MONIKA ESTRELLA NEGRA
Model MONIKA ESTRELLA NEGRA
Photographer VALERIE BAH
Runtime 3 MINUTES