TIME TRAVELER - WITCH PROPHET FEAT. LIDO PIMIENTA & PRODUCED BY SUN SUN
Producer: Simone Ince
Cinematographer: Nabil Shash
Assistant Director: Yasmine Mathurin
Assistant Camera: Ruth Titus
Editor: Nicole Sison
Colorist: Tricia Hagoriles
Wardrobe: Jade Lee Hoy, Sun Sun
Adornment: Wild Moon Jewellery
Production Assistants: Alena Peters, Nelie Diverius
Makeup: Leslyn Tungol
SAD GIRLS CLUB (2017)
Written and directed by V. T. Nayani, SAD GIRLS CLUB is inspired by the writings of Haitian-American author Edwidge Danticat, exploring the intimate moments that two young women of colour share, as they navigate their individual and unique experiences of depression, supporting each other in the ways they know how. This short film highlights the quiet moments that are shared between two friends facing the whims of sadness, and how sharing our joys and pains can provide a safe space for healing.
BETTER SPEAK (2017)
In partnership with UN Women and the Association for Women's Rights in Development (AWID), "Better Speak" (2017) is the latest documentary short directed by UN Women - Yvonne M. Hebert Award Winner V. T. Nayani. This short doc features nine young feminists from around the world, as they share what it meant for them to personally take up space and participate at UN Women's 61st Commission on the Status of Women (March 13-24, 2017) - especially in this current political climate.
Directed, Edited and Filmed by V. T. Nayani, in partnership with UN Women and The Association for Women's Rights in Development (AWID).
SHADEISM: DIGGING DEEPER (2015) TRAILER
SHADEISM: DIGGING DEEPER (2015) explores the issue of shadeism, the discrimination between lighter-skinned and darker-skinned members of the same community. This issue around skin tone, of certain shades being considered better than others, was never missing from conversation while growing up for V. T. Nayani. She was able to feel its presence in conversations among family and friends, but she did not have the language to name it. And so, it became easier to ignore its presence, suppress its signs, and normalize its existence. But in 2009, a conversation with her niece Maanu forced Nayani to face the fact that we cannot continue to ignore this issue. Silence will not save anyone from suffering. Alongside her friends and family, Nayani begins to recover and re-imagine what beauty means for women globally. This film looks at where shadeism comes from, how it directly affects women, and explores how we can move forward together.