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Liberty

19m Fiction 2019

Loggy and Alex’s friendship in Miami’s redeveloping Liberty Square is threatened when Loggy learns that Alex is being relocated to another community. Across this lyrical short film, narrative and documentary conventions meld to tell the story of how two dance teammates in their teens navigate great life upheaval amid forced redevelopment.

Faren Humes is an artist and filmmaker from Florida whose work has screened with jury recognition at Berlinale, Internationale Kurzfilmtage Winterthur, SXSW, AFI Fest, Chicago International Film Festival and Miami Film Festival. Faren has held fellowships with United States Artists, Guggenheim Foundation, Oolite and Harvard’s Radcliffe Institute. Faren is currently furthering a body of work concerning the continuation and interconnectedness of Black Miami.

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**Texto curatorial: **La amistad de Loggy y Alex en Liberty Square —el área en desarrollo de Miami— se ve amenazada cuando Loggy descubre que Alex será trasladado a otra comunidad. A lo largo de este lírico cortometraje, las convenciones narrativas y documentales se funden para contar la historia de cómo dos compañeros de baile adolescentes navegan por una gran convulsión en sus vidas en medio de un proceso de desarrollo forzado.

Biografía del artista: Faren Humes es una artista y cineasta de Florida cuyo trabajo ha sido reconocido por jurados en el Berlinale, Internationale Kurzfilmtage Winterthur, SXSW, AFI Fest, Chicago International Film Festival y el Miami Film Festival. Faren ha obtenido becas de United States Artists, la Fundación Guggenheim, Oolite y el Instituto Radcliffe de Harvard. En la actualidad, Faren está ampliando su obra sobre la continuidad e interconexión de la comunidad afroamericana en Miami.

Kreyol Enspire de ekstrè teyorik nan liv “Black Quantum Futurism: Theory and Practice,” 1968 < 2018 > 2068 se yon refleksyon sou teyori tan lineyè, eksperyans vyolans, pèt memwa ak chòk.

Biyografi Atis: Keisha Rae Witherspoon se yon reyalizatè ki fèt nan Miami. Fim li yo selebre lavi inapèsi moun nwa ak enkyetid pou anviwònman natirèl la. Fim kout pi resan li a, “T”, yon naratif ki fèt nan stil dokimantè nan Miami, jwe nan Sundance Film Festival, BlackStar Film Festival ak Berlinale, kote li te genyen prim Golden Bear 2020 pou pi bon fim kout. Travay li yo kounye a ap difize sou The Criterion Channel.

Keisha resevwa prim 2022 USA Fellow, ak prim Sundance Institute fellow, e li te youn nan “25 Nouvo Figi moun nan Fim Endepandan yo” nan Magazin Filmmaker an 2020. Li se ko-fondatè ak ansyen direktè kreyatif Third Horizon Film Festival. Kounye a, Keisha ap travay pou li reyalize premye fim long li.

Cast

Alexandra Jackson (Alex) , Milagros Gilbert (Loggy)

Director

Faren Humes

Writer

Faren Humes

Director of Photography

Zamarin Wahdhat

Producer

Diego Nájera

Producer

Diana Ward

Producer

Kate Fisher

Production Designer

Gaby Soto

Language

English

Closed Captions [CC]

English, Español (Latinoamérica)

Country

United States

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