Laundry Day

When mother and daughter are at odds, a visitor from their past intervenes to remind them to clean their dirty laundry.

  • Olamma Oparah
    No One Heals Without Dying
  • Olamma Oparah
  • Colbie Fray
  • Maia
  • Shanti Om
    Key Cast
    No One Heals Without Dying
  • Victoria Allen
    Key Cast
  • Project Type:
    Short, Student
  • Runtime:
    4 minutes 25 seconds
  • Production Budget:
    200 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Country of Filming:
    United States
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  • First-time Filmmaker:
  • Student Project:
  • Indie Grits Film Festival
    Columbia, South Carolina
    United States
    March 28, 2020
    North American Premier
Director Biography - Olamma Oparah

Olamma Oparah is an Atlanta based Director and independent radical. Her choice of cinema lies in its ability to convey the inner reachings of the soul. Her use of sound and visual associations represent the universal knowledge expressed through the African diasporal experience, deconstructing mainstream media’s representation of Black women, men and children. Themes in her work often pose the questions, “How does one heal from genetically ingrained PTSD?” or, “How do women exact internal change if rage is impolite, unaccepted, or ignored?”

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Director Statement

Dedicated to Toni Morrison, Laundry Day was directed by Olamma Oparah and written by herself and Cinematographer Colbie Fray who conceptualized the project around Poet, Victoria P. Allen’s poem, “Mother’s Stain”. The film focuses on generational gaps between mother and daughter and how the erasure of recent Black history, generational discord, millennial dissonance, and the ability to recognize(or not) the “charge to keep” of generations passed can serve as a silencing force within relationships that are Black and female.