Journey

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POST-PRODUCTION

WRITER
ERIKA HAMILTON
DIRECTOR
PORTLYNN TAGAVI
PRODUCER
ALEXIS STERLING
CINEMATOGRAPHY
KALILAH ROBINSON

A proud Black woman must confront the racial implications of her genuine love for the classic-rock band, Journey.


Maya adjusts the microphone. We aren't sure where she is or what she is about to perform. All we know is, she's terribly nervous.

What follows is an uncomfortable journey of self-acceptance. From adolescence to adulthood Maya has wrestled with the often-narrow boundaries of racial identity. She wants to be rooted in but not restricted by her Blackness. But instead of being a liberated fangirl, Maya feels boxed in by the Black gaze.

As the first notes reverberate and the pressure begins to mount, will Maya finally stop denying her own authentic voice to fit in.

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