Directed by LeRhonda Manigault-Bryant

Notable Festivals: Aspen ShortsFest, 2021; DOC LA, 2020

The summer of 2020 was a uniquely tense and confusing time – especially for Black people. Just months after the world came to a screeching halt in the face of the COVID-19 pandemic, the brutal murder of George Floyd spurred millions of people to take to the streets in what would become the largest protest movement in human history. While the Black community dealt with the immediate and acute impact of graphic police violence, systemic inequalities in America’s healthcare system exacerbated the impact of COVID-19 on Black and Brown communities.   Director LeRhonda S. Manigault-Bryant does a brilliant job of portraying the difficulties of  navigating a pandemic while Black. Her film, death.everything.nothing tells the story of her family trying to support her terminally ill mother. While her mother doesn’t have COVID, she faces a lot of the same barriers to treatment and comfort that many Black elders did during and even long before the pandemic. The film puts faces and names to the statistics we hear about systemic racism and makes them linger in your mind long after the show is over. (Written by J’von Ortiz-Cedeno ’22)


Screens: Sun Nov 10 / 10:20am / Nordica Theater 2