An intimate exploration into how private, domestic acts, such as washing your hair or putting on makeup, become a significant re-acquaintance with the body, before and after navigating the politics of one’s outward appearance. As they get ready for the day, three young Black women discuss the public perception of their Blackness in relation to their cultivation of a strong sense of self.
Kourtney Jackson is a Toronto-based writer and film-maker interested in hybridised, experimental forms of storytelling. As a self-taught film-maker, she wrote, directed, and shot her first short film 1 vers[us] 1 in 2018. She won the Emerging Directors Spotlight & Pitch Competition at the Regent Park Film Festival, enabling her to fund and create her second film Wash Day ⎼ an award-winning short documentary for which she earned one of ten 2020 Sundance Ignite Fellowships.
Films by Kourtney Jackson
1 vers[us] 1 2018