“Can I Help You?”
Honourable Mention @ 4th International CellPhilm Festival 2016 which focused on the themes: Land, Bodies, Consent.
Indigenous bodies and Bodies Of Colour are policed in various ways and in various places. LCBO (Liquor Control Board of Ontario) stores are such places where I experience surveillance because of how I look: Brown skin and long black hair. I’ve never consented to cameras being set up all over my city to watch me; and I have not consented to store employees following me around and asking me questions; nor have I consented to rent a cops, and real cops, harassing me in stores and on city streets. They are not helping me. I’ve not asked for their help.
Directed & Starring Black Coffee Poet
Filmed & Edited by Kelly Luv
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