'Anatomy Of Wings': Local Documentary Spotlights Black Womanhood & Kinship | WYPR

'Anatomy Of Wings': Local Documentary Spotlights Black Womanhood & Kinship

Aug 27, 2020

Credit Photo Courtesy / Kirsten D'Andrea Hollander

The lives of a group of African American girls from Baltimore are the focus a new documentary set to premier next week at the 2020 Black Femme Supremacy Film Festival

The film is called ‘Anatomy of Wings’ and it profiles 10 Dunbar Middle School students as they participate in a mentorship program called ‘Finding Your Wings.' 

Over the course of the film, we watch the teens grow into womanhood, meeting the challenges of their teenage years against a backdrop of poverty, violence and systemic inequity.  

Filmmakers Kirsten D’Andrea Hollander and Nikiea Redmond talk with Tom about their experiences making the film, and the bonds that were created.