Charlotte Moore has been a journalist for about twenty years. She’s been a reporter, television news writer and a multimedia producer. But her film, “Black Bodies” that will be featured in the upcoming Capital City Black Film Festival, is her debut as a documentary producer.
“Black Bodies” features 16 people who share their stories about what it’s like to be black in today’s world. The film doesn’t show Moore’s own perspective, she tells the Texas Standard’s Joy Diaz how she feels about being in a black body.
“I think I`m one of the lucky black people in the world in that I’ve had it fairly easy,” she says. “It’s really difficult being a black person and watching lots of injustices happen to people who look just like me.”
Moore says the central goal of the documentary is just to get people to listen. “It’s a unique experience to be black in this world.”
The film features original songs created by Moore.
“Black Bodies” will be shown in Austin, August 30-September 2 at the Capital City Black Film Festival.
Written by Manu Schneider.