BLACK MEN LOVING : DOCUMENTARY SHORT : WINNER 'BEST CANADIAN' FILM! *
Black Men Loving is a heartwarming film that challenges racial assumptions and stereotypes often associated with Black fathers in the media.
Through short intimate profiles with men from Regent Park and across Toronto, the film strives to share a new perspective on Black fathers, as they take on parenthood in full stride.
Black Men Loving on FibeTV1 http://tv1.bell.ca/fibetv1/shows/black_men_loving.html
BLACK MEN LOVING PUTS SPOTLIGHT ON BLACK FATHERS - ByBlacks Magazine http://byblacks.com/entertainment/film-tv/item/1049-black-men-loving-toronto-filmmaker-puts-spotlight-on-fathers
Five Must See Films at the Caribbean Tales Film Festival http://urbanologymag.com/?p=8648
Ella Cooper talks about her new film 'Black Men Loving' http://rabble.ca/podcasts/shows/face2face/2014/11/ella-cooper-talks-about-her-new-film-black-men-loving
Screening of the Documentary 'Black Men Loving' Snapd Magazine
DIRECTOR'S NOTE : It was a real honour to be commissioned by the Regent Park Film Festival and#BlackDaddiesClub to create #BlackMenLoving a documentary short on Black fatherhood from a Canadian perspective.
Over the last few years, I have been developing my practice as a filmmaker/photographer/director/facilitator. I have primarily been dedicated to highlighting stories of diverse communities, exploring alternate perspectives on Black Canadian identity, creating spontaneous dance films around the city and leading youth/community programs. As an emerging filmmaker and director (who currently shoots and edits her own work) this kind of support from Regent Park Film Festival, Canada Council for the Arts and Liaison of Independent Filmmakers of Toronto (LIFT) is really instrumental in my career development in an often very male dominated industry.
Simultaneously it was an honour to film and receive the stories of the dad’s featured in this film. I learned a lot and am genuinely proud to have been a part of this project. I can only hope that it has some impact in honouring their stories of Black fatherhood and contributing to a new voice of Black Canadians in the media today. #BlackMenLoving
Contact firstname.lastname@example.org for information on upcoming screenings in 2015
*2015 Carribean Tales International Film Festival.