Bumming Cigarettes
USA  2012, 24 min

While waiting for the results of an HIV test, Vee bums a cigarette from Jimmy, the self-proclaimed mayor of the streets. Sometimes the simplest act can create a bond between strangers. The film was shot on location in Philadelphia and explores themes of HIV/AIDS within the Black LGBT community. It is the first short narrative fiction film from tiona.m., whose last film, the feature-length documentary, black./womyn.: conversations with lesbians of African descent was awarded this festival's Audience Award for Best Documentary in 2008.

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Director Tiona M will be in attendance
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Short Film
Playing as part of the Program:

Black, Blues and Other Hues

Director: tiona.m.
Cast: James Tolbert III, Alia Hatch, Gerloni Cotton, Vincent Du, Zerandrian Morris, Gary Kramer
Print Source:
Harriot's Gun Media
Contact: tiona
Email: harrietsgun@gmail.com