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Carrie Hawks
2016
Color
23 minutes
US
English
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black enuf*

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A queer oddball seeks approval from Black peers despite a serious lack of hip-hop credentials and a family that ‘talks white’. Carrie Hawks' quest for a Black Card (undeniable acceptance of my racial identity) takes they from Missouri, to New York, and halfway around the world.

In this animated documentary, the filmmaker examines the expanding Black identity through a personal journey. The film interweaves stories from their great-grandmother’s autobiography, interviews of family & friends, and their hand-drawn memories. 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.

Filmmaker Carrie Hawks is available for speaking engagements. Write blackenuf.film [ @ ] gmail.com for more information.

Reviews
"…recalls the journey for acceptance."
- New York Times

"…mixes animation with family interviews and dry humor to explore their lifelong journey to qualify their Blacknewss and LGBTQ identity."
- Colorlines

"It explores their identity and the long, winding journey it took to arrive at a comfortable place with it. Their tongue-in-cheek humor and honesty made this film resonate."
- C R Sparrow, Black Girl Nerds

"Carrie Hawks’ fabulous short “black enuf*” mixes hand-drawn animation and interviews with friends and family members. Hawks recounts personal struggle finding irrefutable acceptance in the Black community and in the Queer community. Hawks details their family’s history and genetic make-up, as well as how stereotypes about food, “talking white,” skiing, religion and images from television impact their cultural identification and assimilation."
- Gary Kramer, Philadelphia Gay News

Hawks’ new film, black enuf*, is an animated documentary that mines the filmmaker’s personal journey to ask questions about race, including how identifying as queer can complicate the quest to fit into the black community.
- Elicia Brown, Barnard Magazine


Awards
  • Best Animation, Reel Sisters of the Diaspora Film Festival


  • Screenings
  • BlackStar Film Festival, Philadelphia
  • Black Queer Brooklyn on Film, Brooklyn Museum
  • Mixed Remixed Festival, Los Angeles
  • Scottish Queer International Film Festival, Glasgow
  • Out on Film Festival, Atlanta
  • Afrikana Film Festival, Richmond, Virginia

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