Written by: Naomi Kinsey
More than a decade before #blackgirlmagic became a movement, a young black heroine was commanding the magic of her ancestors in the award winning novel “Brown Girl in the Ring” by Nola Hopkinson. This year at the Urbanworld Film Festival in NY, a feature film inspired by Hopkinson’s novel is set to make its world premiere.
Written and directed by Sharon Lewis, Brown Girl Begins tells the story of Ti-Jeanne who lives in a dystopian future and must learn to summon and wield the power of the spirit realm in order to save herself and her people. Island fantasy filled with Afro-Caribbean imagery, magical realism, and the strong beautiful black women we hunger for in front of and behind the camera make Brown Girl Begins a must see.
For passes to the Urbanworld Film Festival taking place in New York September 20-24, visit http://www.urbanworld.org/passes/.