On this gorgeous Saturday I wanted to share a very poignant short film by @iggyldn
that explores the relationship between #fathers
of color and their #sons
. The entire film is about 5.5 mins but I've shared 2 one min clips. This film stirs a lot of emotions in that short time through imagery full of beautiful chocolate faces of men and boys of all ages and extremely honest and touching prose spoken by the creator himself. Take it easy today watch this brothas work as he explores the depth of black male relationships. Read below for a description by @iggyldn
. Be easy! 🌞
is a short film designed to decode the intimacy between men of colour, in particular, the relationship between father and son, hardly portrayed in mainstream media. Fatherhood is a narration, which describes the complex feelings that men may have towards their father – starting from childhood through to adolescence and finally adulthood. 👑
The story depicts the emotional turmoil that can arise from an unresolved relationship – how it plays on to a young man’s psyche leading up to adulthood – the way he values the men in his life and his own father. The film incorporates spoken word as the main medium to unpick the words in which young men may have wanted to say to their father but never had the chance to. The visuals aid this by the key representations of manhood throughout the piece, which illustrate the journey from a childhood to adulthood, as the main protagonist sets off on his rite of passage.