The Pompano Beach Cultural Affairs Department will mark the return of its popular “Montage – A Film Series” with a free virtual screening and discussion of award-winning filmmaker Alicia K. Harris’ Pick on Thursday, July 30, at 7 p.m. Harris’ film tackles the discrimination that Black women experience when they opt for natural hair styles. The story follows Alliyah, a Black girl who wears her Afro for picture day at school and the challenges she faces in response to her choice.
“I hope to share a glimpse of what Black women experience, so that people will empathize with us and be more careful with their words, especially when it comes to the impressionable hearts and minds of children and youth,” said Harris. “I hope people will remember that love is all we are.”
The virtual screening will be followed by a talkback discussion between Harris and fellow filmmaker Cathleen Dean. Viewers are encouraged to ask questions for the duo to answer during the conversation. Registration is required to receive the link to participate in the free event.