October 21, 2018
2:15pm - 3:27pm
Like Fine Silk
Director: Sandra Manzanares, Ben Mankoff
Producer: Ben Mankoff, Sandra Manzanares
Length: 7:37 min. Category: Narrative
Eva, a young Afro-Latina, takes her Spanish-speaking black mother shopping at the neighborhood black hair care store. The Korean proprietor becomes a little too interested in the older woman’s cultural and racial background, which leads to a humorous yet tense conversation. Eva becomes the cultural interpreter and ambassador for a host of characters in the store who play up stereotypes while suffering from them.