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Synopsis: Black Girl Poem addresses the issue of catcalling, specifically within the black community, and the dichotomy of emotions that follow. The three women towering above the city act as a chorus, symbolizing a heightened representation of resistance and triumph over sexual objectification. While, the dancer journeys through a city much larger than her, struggling to find her ground with the men that she loves yet feels oppressed by at the same time. Through poetry, dance, and animation, these black girls explore self empowerment, community accountability, and choosing love above all.


Social Issues



Run Time

3 minutes


Daryl Paris Bright (BLACK GIRL LOVER)

Produced by

Daryl Paris Bright

Edited by

Ariel Zucker


Kaytie Nielsen

Prod. Company

Director's Bio

Daryl strives to amplify marginalized voices by helping create nuanced stories that “fuck you up”. Her passion for Social Change has led her to present original work in festivals globally, including the UK, Eastern Europe, and Tanzania. Now based in NYC, Daryl co-runs CNT Productions, where she has helped write, produce, and star in CNT’s sketch comedy series Not Your Type, as well as their award winning choreopoem series, OPEN. Her contributions have gained worldwide recognition including HBO’s Inspiration Room, the American Black Film Festival, Sundance’s Horizon Awards, and AT&T’s Film Awards for New Forms of Storytelling. She is a graduate of Duke Ellington School of the Arts and Carnegie Mellon University.


National Film Festival for Talented Youth - 2019

Audience Award (Black Girl Poem)

AT&T Awards - 2019

New Forms of Storytelling (BLACK GIRL POEM)

American Black Film Festival - 2019

Official Selection (BLACK GIRL POEM)


Sundance Horizon Awards - 2019


Official selection

Bowery Film Festival - 2019


Set in the idyllic New York cityscapes, three wise women confront misogynoir and the violence of the patriarchy through spoken word. Written and directed by Daryl Paris Bright, Black Girl Poem issues a wake-up call to gendered power inequalities and sexual harassment and abuse within the Black community. - Erin White, AFROPUNK

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