Vincentian Film Maker, Akley Olton, opened the 2018 Caribbean Tales International Film Festival with his production, Black Doll.

Black Doll focuses on a young girl’s relationship with her dolls and her hair highlighting topics ranging from race, self-presentation and feminism. The short film runs for 4 minutes but somehow manages to capture the audience through it’s suspense and tantalizing motion. Black Doll helps to show how black girls and women are often pigeonholed and how self confidence is usually an issue for most black women while showing and teaching black girls and women how beautiful they are and the power of self love. Black Doll leaved the audience feeling the need to do some self-reflection.

To fully understand the genius behind the film you need to view it yourself. Black Doll by Akley Olton.
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