An exploration of the life of a black male ballet dancer, “The Onyx Butterfly” follows Jordan as he grapples with the pressures of being a black male in a traditionally white feminine landscape, while also struggling against the gender expectations placed upon black men. Incorporating dance performance, the film explores the psychological impact of stereotypes on a black male attempting to redefine black masculinity.
Short (6mins) Documentary | Canada
Yasmin is a proud Toronto native. Born and raised in the cultural mosaic of the GTA, she uses her roots to inspire her artistry. A recent graduate of Film Studies at Brock University, she has finished her post-graduate diploma at Sheridan College in the Advanced Film and Television. She is a passionate storyteller who frequently addresses issues of race and gender in her films.