What does joy mean to the Black man? This interesting hybrid documentary, made by- and for- Black men seeks to uncover this question. Touching on topics like mental health, toxic masculinity and sexual abuse, #BlackBoyJoyGone opens up discussions often considered taboo in Black communities with the hopes of finding healing from sharing. The stories unearth strength from vulnerability and beauty from trauma. Blending candid interviews, poetry, dance performances and oral storytelling,#BlackBoyJoyGone takes a snapshot of the lived realities of its subjects, highlighting a common brotherhood.
FILM AFRICA 2022 DOC SHORTS
A selection of documentary shorts exploring trauma and mental health, the meaning of home, among other themes.