Camille Billops, James Hatch, United States, 1982, 30'
The best-known film in the oeuvre of African-American filmmaker, sculptor and archivist Camille Billops is undoubtedly the 1991 Sundance award-winning autobiographical Finding Christa. Just under a decade before that, however, she made the gripping short documentary Suzanne, Suzanne, a film about her niece trying to kick her drug addiction, exposing deep-seated and traumatic family issues.
The film is emblematic of Billop's cinematic oeuvre: co-produced by her husband, James Hatch, and largely inspired by or recounting her family members.
Suzanne, Suzanne and Finding Christa will be screened back to back