6 May 2019
Queen Latifah has teamed up with Procter & Gamble and Tribeca Studios for an epic project aiming to promote the importance of gender and racial equality behind-the-scenes in Hollywood. The Queen Collective in partnership with Procter & Gamble and Tribeca Film Studios provides mentorship and production support, while also creating various distribution opportunities for the next crop of female directors of color.
Through the forward-thinking collective, budding directors B. Monét and Haley Elizabeth Anderson were given the opportunity to have their films (Ballet After Dark and If There Is Light, respectively) premiere at the Tribeca Film Festival on Friday, April 26. Their short documentaries are also available to stream on Hulu as of April 27. The collective supplies these young women with opportunities they made not have had initially.
Ballet After Dark “tells the story a young woman who found the strength to survive after an attack. She created an organization that is helping sexual abuse and domestic violence survivors find healing after trauma through dance therapy.” If There Is Light follows the story ofJaniyah Blackmon, who “wrestles with her new life in New York City as her mom tries to move her family out of the shelter system and into a stable home.”
Read the full article on Vibe.