7 mins


Caliefah is a single mother, home gardener, soapmaker and after attending classes for over 13 years, a recent college graduate. Fully recognizing her family heritage and community, she is the personification of pride, resourcefulness and spirit. She leverages the skills learned from her elders to provide for her community, and in return, her community supports her in unfathomable ways. Caliefah was filmed during Juneteenth 2020 in South Los Angeles at the height of the Black Lives Matter movement.

Production Team

Shiouwen Hong

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Festival Screenings

Featured in the 2022 Mountainfilm Festival.

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