We Love Moses
Directed by Women • 15m
Alliance of Women Film Journalists Selection! Read an excerpt from Jamie Broadnax's AWFJ review: "In the short film WE LOVE MOSES, a 12-year-old’s secret crush on her brother’s best friend is scrutinized. In one moment, her life and his are changed dramatically in one shocking plot twist. The movie explores girlhood, relationships, and sexuality. The prolifically themed coming-of-age story is written and directed by Dionne Edwards, and the film’s protagonist is Ella, played by actor Danae Jean-Marie. With gorgeous cinematography and brave performances, this short film dares to uncover girlhood, repression, femininity, masculinity, secrets and shame. And it unpacks all of that through a young Black female gaze."
When Ella was twelve, she discovered sex. Now eighteen, Ella reflects on how her obsession with her older brother's best friend, Moses (Jerome Holder), left her with a secret she still carries.
DIRECTED BY DIONNE EDWARDS
UNITED KINGDOM | 2016 | ENGLISH LANGUAGE
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