Born in the Dominican Republic and working in New York City, artist Firelei Báez’s paintings of dramatically shapeshifting figures assert the power of the female form, challenging fundamental ideas around beauty and Caribbean history. Produced by the Peabody Award-winning nonprofit organisation Art21, the film features original dance choreography and follows the prolific Firelei as she creates new paintings in her Bronx studio and travels through the surrounding neighborhood.
Short (8mins) Documentary | United States of America
Souki Mehdaoui is a French-Moroccan director, writer, cinematographer and subject relations consultant for documentaries. Her work can be seen on Netflix, HBO, New York Times, A+E, Yahoo, Refinery29 and Topic, as well as in the Sundance-premiering documentaries “The Great Hack,” “Mucho Mucho Amor,” and “Cusp”.