French-Caribbean youth, Sasha Timmer, expresses the need to break from the patriarchal norms of gender and identity in this short documentary profile by Vancouver-based Sebastian Hill-Esbrand:

“Lola and I crossed paths as housemates when we first landed in Vancouver. As our friendship developed, we discovered Lola’s blood is 1⁄4 Caribbean and 3⁄4 French. While my blood is 1⁄4 Australian and 3⁄4 Caribbean. Lola is caucasian in passing, and I’m black with an Australian accent. The shared quirks in our identities allowed us to form a magnetic creative bond. We talked about the patriarchal influence that is cast over Caribbean culture and how, in many ways, we are so distant from the cultures inside us. The week before her return to Belgium, we decided we wanted to create a project that pays homage to the belonging we found in ourselves through travelling.”


Featuring Sasha Timmer
Director: Sebastian Hill-Esbrand
DOP: Noah Browne
Gaffer: Sam Lin
Stylist: Nina Hyunh
MUA: Madelaine Hermans
Edit: Sam Mohseni & Sebastian Hill-Esbrand
Color: Tim Saylor
Post Sound: Jad Mroue


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