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American Red and Black: Stories of Afro-Native Identity

The film follows its protagonist Vella, as she makes tentative forays into the Native American portion of her lineage.  This process leads her to consider a more expanded racial identity, despite the fact she has always thought of herself as an African American or Black woman.

 Vella’s saga is interspersed with the stories and/or opinions of five other individuals: Tall Oak, Rick, Minty, Jolene and Sequoyah- all of whom possess strong multicultural identities.

Film by Alicia Woods

This looks amazing, and I can’t wait to see it. Reminds me of “The Ties that Bind” by Tiya Miles (here) about African/Cherokee heritage and identity.

(via diasporicroots)

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    Interesting. Vella’s grandmother reminds me of my great-grandmother on my mom’s side, who I’m told had Cherokee and...
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