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Raw

Raw is a short film illuminating, acknowledging and celebrating blackness. As a work of art, Raw explores Blackness that emerges from the individual and collective experiences of the African diaspora, mainly focused on Germany, where the artist currently resides.

It seeks to bring to life the complex and sometimes contradictory emotions that are both endured and enjoyed when living in diaspora situations where Blackness and all that comes with it is merely tolerated rather than accepted and celebrated.

Raw deliberates on these emotions, weighing up both the negativity of the Black experience but also its beauty.

In the piece, the viewer sees versions of the artist emerge from an emotional and raw outward expression. Occupying, understanding, embracing, fighting and supporting her through them.

Deliberately filmed in a simple format with merely a camera phone, Raw is a testament to the power and beauty of emotions in its truest form.

The artist desperately created her debut film as a show of strength in vulnerability. Although she wants the viewer to have their own interpretation of the piece, it should not be one where they feel sorry for anyone adorned with beautiful black skin.

“This is NOT a plea of acceptance; this is a show of black beauty/fears/strengths/turmoils in all its rawness”, the artist insists. “It’s a message from a black person to all black people in the diaspora.”

The artwork uses no recognisable language, only noises that universally convey an experience.

Noises that say more than words could ever say.

Noises that are Raw.

  • Jordan Awori
    Director
  • Jordan Awori
    Writer
  • Jordan Awori
    Producer
  • Jordan Awori
    Key Cast
    "Jordan Awori"
  • Project Type:
    Short
  • Runtime:
    10 minutes
  • Completion Date:
    October 7, 2021
  • Production Budget:
    0 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    Germany
  • Country of Filming:
    Germany
  • Language:
    English
  • Shooting Format:
    Iphone Recording Video Format
  • Aspect Ratio:
    16:9
  • Film Color:
    Color
  • First-time Filmmaker:
    Yes
  • Student Project:
    No
  • Boden International Film Festival
    Boden
    Sweden
    February 13, 2022
    Boden International Film Festival
    OFFICIAL SELECTION: Best Experimental Film
  • Venice Intercultural Film Festival
    Venice
    Italy
    July 9, 2022
    Venice Intercultural Film Festival
    OFFICIAL SELECTION: Best Short Film
  • Berlin Indie Film Festival
    berlin
    Germany
    October 14, 2022
    Berlin Indie Film Festival
    OFFICIAL SELECTION: Best Short Film
Distribution Information
  • Jordan Awori
    Distributor
    Country: Germany
    Rights: All Rights
Director Biography - Jordan Awori

Jordan Awori (33 yr, female)

Jordan is a queer Kenyan woman living in Frankfurt, Germany. Trained in interior design and decor, she now works as an artist, film-maker, YouTuber and podcaster.

Whatever form of media or work Jordan chooses to embrace her goal remains the same throughout: seeking to bridge cultural gaps!

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