The pandemic has not slowed down the love showing for cinema around the world. These amazing vibes are strong at this year’s Tribeca Film Festival.
Some highlights include the work of 2020’s winning Student Visionary Award, Cru-Raw.
Full of hope, diligence, and hunger for more, Jeanne, a young chef from a good family, starts her job in a Michelin star restaurant. To rise up in the brutal pecking order, she has to impress her merciless Chef de Cuisine, which results in a war of differences in- and outside of the kitchen.
The film is written and directed by David Oesch and stars Jeanne Werner, Malika Khatir & Nic Aklin.
It is produced by Zurich University of the Arts.
Queen Collective, a filmmaker mentorship program for women of color in partnership with Queen Latifah, Procter & Gamble, and Tribeca Studios, is due to be a smash hit.
The short films will debut on a major network next month: Tangled Roots directed by Samantha Knowles and Gloves Off co-directed by Nadine Natour and Ugonna Okpalaoka.
Gloves Off follows the story of a young police officer who suits up and protects her community by day, then laces up and defends her perfect boxing record by night. As Tiara excels in two worlds where she has often been ignored, she fights not only for herself but for everyone like her. The project is co-directed by Nadine Natour and Ugonna Okpalaoka
Tangled Roots follows Attica Scott, the only black woman in the Kentucky state legislature as she fights to dismantle a system of discrimination against black people penalized for something seemingly innocuous–their hair. Project directed by Samantha Knowles.
To celebrate the films’ network premiere Tribeca will host a ‘Tribeca Talks @ HOME’ with Queen Latifah, special notable guest, and the filmmakers via Facebook Live.