In collaboration with Penn Cinema Studies and International House Philadelphia
Award-winning cinematographer Bradford Young is known for expressive lighting, bold colors, and nuanced representations of dark skin tones on screen. Part of an exciting new wave of independent African American filmmaking, Young uses his stunning visuals to tell stories of family, violence, and diaspora across black communities from New York City to rural Mississippi.
Middle of Nowhere (dir. Ava DuVernay, 2012, 97 min.)
Medical student Ruby learns to live another life when her husband is imprisoned.
The Door (dir. Ava DuVernay, 2013, 9 min.)
Fifth in fashion brand Miu Miu's "Women's Tales" series, The Door follows five African American women whose strong bond helps one overcome a deep depression following divorce.