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MINO: A DIASPORIC MYTH
United States, 18 min., Color
It is 2079. In a land where Black women build and govern their world with a firm but noble hand, men no longer exist. Led by Sage, the Bia women, who each have the power to self conceive, keep their orb safe by only birthing female beings. When Osa, a woman new to the colony, becomes weary of a place without the male species in it, she takes it upon herself to form a non female seed within her womb space. As each of the Elders come to know of Osa's misdeed, they must determine if her life is more important than the sanctity of the celestial body they've created. Welcome to Biamara.
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Ashunda Norris

Director Bio
Ashunda Norris is a fierce feminist, filmmaker, poet and teacher living in Los Angeles. Her honors include fellowships from Cave Canem, the New York State Summer Writer's Institute and a residency at The Lemon Tree House. Ashunda’s film work has screened internationally, including Nairobi, Kenya and Kampala, Uganda. A proud alumna of Howard University and Paine College, the artist also holds MFAs in Poetry and Screenwriting. Her latest narrative film Soft Times received Best Short Film and Best Lead Actress nominations at the Las Vegas Black Film Festival. Ashunda’s writing has been published or is forthcoming in La Presa, The Adroit Journal, Bayou Magazine, Huffington Post, and elsewhere. You can find her online at ashunda.com