Today at 1pm ET / 10am PT on Instagram live, Black Girl Nerds host Ryanne Bennett is scheduled to speak with filmmaker Amy Jephta about her film Barakat.
Barakat is currently screening at Urbanworld 2020.
Barakat follows matriarch Aisha Davids. When Aisha decides to accept a marriage proposal, she devises a plan to break the news to her four sons over Eid. The only problem is that the two eldest sons have been at loggerheads since their father passed. Her big reveal is spoiled when the boys hear via the grapevine about their mother’s pending nuptials and come together to voice their disapproval. Now it’s up to Aisha, her fiancé, and her daughters in law to bring her sons around using the one thing they can all agree on — the barakat.
Amy Jephta has three feature film screenplay credits to her name including South Africa’s official 2018 Golden Globes submission, Ellen: The Ellen Pakkies Story. In 2019, Amy developed an hour-long drama pilot as part of Ron Howard and Brian Grazer’s Imagine Impact program. Other recent work includes the thriller-action series, Trackers.
Catch the conversation live or the replay within 24 hours on BGN’s Instagram page @blackgirlnerds.
The virtual 24th Annual Urbanworld Film Festival runs Sept 23-27th.