VENUE: Akwaaba Mansion Courtyard
ADDRESS: 347 MacDonough Street, Brooklyn, NY 11233, USA
The Dinner Table evolved from a Essence Magazine prompt for a film contest to an initiative intended to educate and change how communities view the minority women they are exposed to in media. It also introduces emerging women in the industry who are breaking away from the stereotypes that keep them in a box, such as, journalist, Rhonesha Byng, Marcia Josephs, and recording artist, Saika Bince to name a few. “The Dinner Table is more than a documentary, it’s truly a testament of my faith” said Asha Boston, CEO of Passion Fruit Vineyard Productions, “To think that a project that ‘fell’ into my lap turns around and has such an amazing impact really leaves me speechless.” Viewers are encouraged to engage in dialogues about identity and further examine the perception of black women in media. Boston hopes that community discourse will arise about how emerging minority women can work to change this.