The conversation is led by Creative Activist and Executive Producer Chia Phoenix who established the brand in 2017 on a quest to explore safe spaces for black men to heal, connect and share through a variety of mediums.
This is also a personal healing journey that connects back to Chia’s own relationship with her father and his mental health, and her work with many young black men over the years in and out of the criminal justice system. The documentary allows a visual element to the presence of black men in the UK and shifts the standard stereotype and narrative, by proudly showing black men leading with their hearts and emotions when growing through life.
The film is directed by Kai Gama, one of the Creative Directors of production company Dare Arts Society, who produce work that provides food for the soul, gives perspective to social issues that affect the community, elevates the minds of the youth and gives power to how the arts can change lives while creating space for the right discussions to be had.
Alongside the screening of the film, there will be a Q&A with special guests, participants from the documentary and live performances to allow for deeper thinking and shared perspectives.
Black men’s healing is a revolutionary act of self-care just as it is for black women, we are creating a movement that we hope lives on in legacy to inspire future generations.