Anatomy of Wings is an emotional masterpiece of young girls blossoming into women through their support system and after school program, Wings.
~ BFSFF Programmer Samah Ali
(BALTIMORE – February 15, 2021) – Audience Award Winning Documentary ‘Anatomy of Wings’ via the 2020 Black Femme Supremacy Film Fest is also acknowledged nationally by the acclaimed Slamdance Film Festival in its virtual 2021 lineup. Growth, Life, Death, and a handful of video cameras. A journey of breaking cycles and in some cases, repeating them. Melancholy and deeply personal, ‘Anatomy of Wings’ chronicles the journeys of 10 girls as they navigate the nuances of Baltimore life. It’s a story of fighting to stay innocent despite the world’s heaviness.
It all starts at Dunbar Middle School, where Nikiea Redmond and Kirsten D’Andrea Hollander kickstart ‘Wings’ — a program initially created for girls to learn about video skills. Quickly, the formal curriculum fades away and the weekly meetings shift toward discussing the vulnerabilities of the girls’ experiences. Through trust, mentorship, and leaps of faith, a deep bond is created that lasts the test of time. What is only supposed to last 10-weeks turns into a 10+ year journey, where the girls are cinematographers with autonomy in framing how their story is shared with the world.
Co-Directed and Co-Produced by Kirsten D’Andrea Hollander & Nikiea Redmond
Partners & Contributors Include: Annie E. Casey Foundation, MICA, Wright Family Foundation, and others.
DATES: Friday, February 12-25, 2021 TICKETS: www.anatomyofwings.com/film-festivals
You get to get some stuff off of your chest. And you just feel so relieved when you’re done talking.
~ Cami McCrief, 16 Slamdance Film Festival Unveils Mostly Virtual 2021 Lineup By DAVE MCNARY • NOV 30, 2020 VARIETY
‘Anatomy Of Wings’: Local Documentary Spotlights Black Womanhood & Kinship by TOM HALL & CIANNA B. GREAVES • AUG 27, 2020 WYPR MIDDAY