Private Project

She Doesn't Exist

In this experimental film, found footage reigns as the medium used to narrate the history of colorism and its impact on the global society.

  • Chenita Adé
  • Chenita Adé
  • Chenita Adé
  • Chenita Adé
    Key Cast
    "as Oye"
  • Project Type:
    Documentary, Experimental, Short, Student
  • Runtime:
    22 minutes 11 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    December 8, 2021
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Country of Filming:
    United States
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  • First-time Filmmaker:
  • Student Project:
    Yes - The University of North Carolina Wilmington
  • What Dreams Are Made Of
    United States
    December 9, 2021
    Best Documentary
Director Biography - Chenita Adé

Camera Operator, director, writer, and film scholar, Chenita Adé was born Chenita White on April 1 in Flint, Michigan. She remembers fondly a family member asking her when she was only 6 years old what she wanted to be when she grew up. She replied, “a movie star.” Her creative personality being her lively trademark, Chenita started to develop her on-screen and off-screen skills by creating comedic shorts for social media. Her comedic timing and editing garnered a significant number of followers and supporters. Her special blend of satire, surrealism, and subjectivity is her space of comfort, however, she isn’t one to be put in a box. While deeply loving filmmaking, she is an award winning scholar and film theorist. Her writing focuses heavily on Dark Skin Representation in Media and the promotion of agency over the Dark Skin Woman’s Body. She currently attends film school at the University of North Carolina Wilmington. While in undergrad, she has worked with notable film production companies Fox, Honeyhead Films, and Lighthouse Productions where she was able to receive top tier hands on experience in the field of production.

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