United States / Mexico 2021, 79 min, English and Spanish, Hebrew subtitles

“Every one of us inherits the curses of our ancestors… I’m watching the curses of my family slowly kill us. So I’m going to war.” These are the words of the filmmaker, Rebeca Huntt (also known as Beba), spoken in her debut film, which paints a very sensitive, complicated self-portrait. Huntt was born to a Venezuelan mother and a Dominican father who raised three children in a one-bedroom apartment in Manhattan. As an Afro-Latina, she couldn’t help but face issues of race and class, develop a sharp political mind, and find refuge in literature, poetry, and theater. All these come into play when she sets out to investigate her family’s roots and conflicts, and finds the echoes of deep ancient wounds. Eight years in the making, the film manages to be powerful and profound without lapsing into sentimentality.

Previous Festivals: TIFF, Berlinale

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Screening Schedule:
  • Sat 28.05 | 12:15 | Cinematheque 4
  • Wed 01.06 | 17:30 | Cinematheque 4
  • Watch Online | The film will be available From May 26th until June 5th

Rebeca Huntt is an Afro-Latina writer/director born and raised in New York City. She wrote and directed her first feature-length film Beba which premiered at Toronto International Film Festival and will be released by NEON in 2022. She premiered her short film “1-800 Lovable” at the 2020 BlackStar Film Festival, and has also screened at Oaxaca Film Festival, The Tide Film Festival, Athena Film Festival, Art of Brooklyn Film Festival, and The Fader Magazine. Rebeca was recently included in DOC NYC's 40 under 40 list and was a participant in The Gotham Documentary Lab. Rebeca is currently repped by UTA.

Production: Sofia Geld
Editing: Isabel Freeman
Cinematography: Sophia Stieglitz
Sound Design: Abraham Chacra
Music: Joe Rudge, Christopher Glemaud

Source: NEON

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