Young filmmaker Yasmin THAYNÁ (1993, Brazil) is the founder of AFROFLIX, a digital platform for films with at least one black person in a main production role. She also curates for FLUPP festival, a literary festival focusing on peripheral communities, and is an audiovisual researcher at the Institute for Technology and Society in Rio de Janeiro. KBELA (2015), an experimental short film about black girls and their relationship to their natural hair, was her first venture into film. Since then, she has gone on to direct a documentary, a webseries and another short film.
Reconstruçao/Reconstruction (short doc, 2009), Guia da periferia afetiva/A Body Crossing the City (short, 2011), Lem branças de minha avó/Grandmother's Memories (short doc, 2011), KBELA (short, 2015), BATALHAS/BATTLES (short doc, 2016), Afrotranscendence (web series, 2016), Barbeiragem/Barberhood (doc, 2017)
More info: Wikipedia, Yasmin Thayná
Yasmin Thayná at IFFR
A powerful visual essay about nappy hair. Confrontational and poetic, tranquil and exciting, it investigates the oppression of black Brazilian women, but also shows their power and diversity.
Visual essay as a form of resistance to invisibility, and an audiovisual experience about being and becoming a black woman.