19 Shades of Black

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19 Shades of Black - Award Winning Documentary | Black Women Speak

19 Shades of Black.
Written, directed, and edited by John Brooks

19 Shades of Black is a documentary film about what it means to be a Black Women in the USA, today. 

Questions were asked and answers were given, providing the viewer with some insight into the world of black American women. At times, difficult but never regretful.

"You think you know, but you don't know."

0:00  Who We Are
1:15  Family and learning I am Black
24:31 Black Hair
35:39 School, Work, Life
48:28 TV, Film, and Dating
1:04:17 Our Strength

Primary footage was shot in San Diego, California.

Recorded on the Blackmagic Ursa Mini Pro 4.6K in ProRes Ultra HD, using  35 and 50 mm Rokinon prime lenses.  Edited in DaVinci Resolve 15.

*Rights to all B-Roll and music used in this production has been obtained.