Experiencing Interruptions?

Swipe Left: The Documentary

Millions of people download apps like Tinder and OkCupid, but for women of color these apps have been a gateway to overt racism and fetishism.

  • Kayla Lattimore
  • Becca Castaneda
  • Aaron Tucker
    Director of Photography
    Key Cast
  • Project Type:
    Documentary, Experimental, Short
  • Runtime:
    20 minutes
  • Completion Date:
    January 31, 2019
  • Production Budget:
    0 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Country of Filming:
    United States
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  • Film Color:
  • First-time Filmmaker:
  • Student Project:
  • Bronze Lens Film Festival
    United States
    August 22, 2019
    Official Selection
  • Atlanta DocuFest
    United States
    November 8, 2019
    Official Selection
  • Docs in Progress: Community Film Festival
    Silver Spring
    United States
    November 12, 2019
    Official Selection
  • District Cinema Film Festival
    Washington, D.C.
    United States
    May 15, 2019
    Best Documentary/Official Selection
  • Wifi Film Festival
    United States
    April 16, 2019
    Official Selection
  • First Time Filmmaker Session

    Official Selection
  • Georgia Documentary Festival
    United States
    June 13, 2019
    Official Selection
Director Biography - KAYLA LATTIMORE

Kayla Lattimore is a digital storyteller and photographer who focuses her work on social documentary. After traveling the world and working in television and marketing, she decided to pursue her passion for nonfiction filmmaking through advocacy. She is on a tireless journey to create documentaries and content centered around race and social justice issues to empower her community.

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Director Statement

As a young black millennial in her twenties I have often gone to dating apps to not only meet people, but to look for potential serious relationships. However, in my short 4 years of using dating apps I have found that not only was a I not having the same experience as my white counterparts, but that I was experiencing overt racism as well. Beyond getting no responses when messaging potential matches, I would regularly receive racists and hyper-sexualized comments about my skin color or presumed promiscuity. I had a strong feeling I was not the only woman having these encounters, so I decided to do my own research and investigation to see if other women of color were having the same experiences.

Swipe Left explores this phenomenon through personal accounts and research by experts to see how women can navigate the black hole of online dating.