Filmmaker Carrie Hawks takes on those who query both her Blackness and her sexual identity, in her new, animated short, black enuf. With its light-hearted delivery, Hawks challenges the so-called norms and makes it clear that her identity is not up for debate.
“My animated documentary, black enuf*, examines the expanding black identity through a personal journey. The film interweaves stories from my great grandmother’s autobiography, interviews of family & friends, and my hand-drawn memories. Starting off as a queer oddball in a white world, I navigate my path to self-confidence. My tongue-and-cheek humor makes such a heavy topic easier to digest. The visuals mix Monty Python style cut outs, infographics, watercolor, and a variety of illustrative styles.” – Carrie Hawks