Celebrating Black Stories

Most events are not hosted by 305 Hive, please check with the venue/event host regarding tickets and possible closures.

Loading Events

« All Events

  • This event has passed.

Celebrating Black Stories

April 13 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm


Please join us to experience these powerful short films for ages 8+! Tickets are at a “pay what you can” rate! 🙂

Dates are: 3/13 & 3/14 at 11:00 AM.

This selection of short films from NYICFF (New York International Children’s Film Festival), spotlights Black narratives that transcend national boundaries, culture, and language with films in English, French, Shona, and even ASL! Join a young astronomer during a lunar eclipse, a meaningful first visit to a barbershop, and witness the magic of a neighborhood castle all in one sitting with this immersive collection of films highlighting Black storytelling.

Short films include:

Rachel — U.S., 2022, 3 min, Dir. Toko Shiiki
Animator Rachel Reid exudes joy as she talks about being an animator, encouraging others to follow in her footsteps.

Joyce’s Neighborhood — U.S., 2022, 3 min, Dir. Richard O’Connor
Mr. Roger’s Neighborhood’s got nothing on Joyce’s house, a castle to all the local kids that’s nothing but sweetness and light.

Charlie and the Hunt — U.S., 2021, 15 min, Dir. Jenn Shaw
Charlie is a CODA (Child of Deaf Adult) with a wonderful mom and an adorable dog. When her mom’s bracelet goes missing, she sets off into the wild with her homemade map, where she uncovers breathtaking landscapes and priceless treasure.

More than Hair (Plus que des Cheveux) — Canada, 2022, 12 min, Dir. Fitch Jean, In French, with English subtitles
Sitting for the first time in a barbershop, a young black boy discovers power of black hair.

Gugu naGogo — Australia, 2020, 20 min, Dir. Taku Mbudzi, In English and Shona, with English subtitles
When a lunar eclipse stops her late-night letter exchanges, 12-year-old astronomer Gugu must find a way to reconnect with her beloved Gogo (grandmother) who lives far away in Zimbabwe.