Strategy: counter stereotyping
My Beautiful Home tells the story of Kibera - what’s known to be Africa’s largest slum. However, the piece also aims to challenge the stereotypes and the oversimplifications and the monolinear tropes that exist surrounding the idea of “poverty in Africa”. The production brought together Kibera’s residents to reclaim the story told by others that strip away dignity and their sense of self worth.
Strangers tells the story of three American mothers who feel invisible to the country - a refugee, a rural farmer, and a racial justice activist. Their idiosyncratic lives converge with the shared feeling of living in the country's shadows. The piece aims to break group stereotypes by showing the counter-stereotypical nuance that exist in the stories of particular individuals who are associated to groups.
Strategy: intergroup contact
The Other uses virtual reality to place audience intimately face-to-face with the mosaic of American identity. In a virtual eye-gazing exchange, audiences hear a mismatched array of voices that tell the story of a common humanity in a way that challenges the audio visual pairings that strengthen stereotypes. The Other was made thanks to the stories of 131 participating individuals who self identified as “other”.
Currently touring film festivals
Truth & Reconciliation (working title) is a feature length film story about our dark side, our shameful past, and the depths of the journey required for us to face our history, ourselves, and emerge as fallible humans aware of our deeply seated biases. Through the lens of a recently renounced white nationalist who has been decided to relinquish everything that has defined his story of self, we have meticulously curated a 4 month journey across the United States to expose him intimately to the communities who have been the targets of hatred, and those who have paid the societal cost of institutional bias, stereotype, and hatred.