Film Synopsis

In this short documentary film, Black and queer are paralleled sites of creative activism. Taking place in Oakland, where the city is as much as a character as the participants themselves, the value of complexity and self-definition are the nexus for social transformation. Defying gender boundaries and deconstructing traditional views of Blackness, this film chronicles a community’s use of body, voice, and movement as sources of liberation. People, places, and identities converge to cultivate a celebration of difference. With words, music, and ever-present style, TQIT pays homage to those that transcend the multiplicity of oppressions for sake of taking charge in the telling of their own stories.

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