Rejoice Resist is a film that celebrates and shows Black joy and Black pleasure as the ultimate form of resistance. It highlights the importance of allowing yourself to feel joy especially in the face of adversity. The film, surreal and light-hearted despite its powerful themes, depicts a woman on a quest to discover this truth.
Having initially started out as a photographer, Elisha Smith-Leverock has gone on to discover her passion for direction and cinematography. She tackles topics like diversity and gender stereotypes with a maturity and softness. Smith-Leverock is known for pieces such as Triple Beam Dream for the culinary collective Ghetto Gastro and her short documentary Miss Black Germany, which has gone on to win several awards and has been screened at prestigious festivals like BlackStar.
Films by Elisha Smith-Leverock
Triple Beam Dream 2020 | Miss Black Germany 2018 | I Want Muscle 2011 | Pixie Lott: Can’t Make This Over 2010