Short Films • 12m
"Triggers" is a short film that centers Black women and girls’ trauma. A poetic journey through the weight of witness, the stories of Marissa Alexander and other instances of intimate partner violence that I witnessed as an adult and a child are central. I talk to my former little Black girl self. This piece honors her struggle and the struggles of little Black girls everywhere. What does it mean to hold the history of a little Black girl in my trans-male body? Or better, how does it feel?
// CAST //
Anna Martine Whitehead
// CREW //
Kai Green // Writer, Director, Producer, Camera
Aymar Jean Christian // Producer, Camera
Anna Martine Whitehead // Producer
James Welch // Director of Art and Photography
Alex Warshawsky // Director of Music
Zach Marley // Recording and Mixing Engineer
Bennie Niles // Camera
Band // Joe Tange, Zakk Garner, Matt Kowalski, Gomeh Barak, Alex Warshawsky
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