First-time feature filmmaker Rebeca (Beba) Huntt undertakes an unflinching exploration of her own identity in the remarkable coming-of-age documentary/cinematic memoir “Beba.” Reflecting on her childhood and adolescence in New York City as the daughter of a Dominican father and Venezuelan mother, Huntt investigates the historical, societal and generational trauma she’s inherited and ponders how those ancient wounds have shaped her, while simultaneously considering the universal truths that connect us all as humans. Throughout “Beba,” Huntt searches for a way to forge her own creative path amid a landscape of intense racial and political unrest. Poetic, powerful and profound, “Beba” is a courageous, deeply human self-portrait of an Afro-Latina artist hungry for knowledge and yearning for connection. Michigan premiere.
AFTER THE FILM: The post-film conversation will feature director-subject Rebeca Huntt and be moderated by documentary programmer Thom Powers of the Toronto International Film Festival and DOC NYC.