ZAMI presents film screening of Garden of Eden
14th & V | Langston Room | October 4, 2017 | 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

Join Busboys and Poets' gender and sexuality series ZAMI for a film screening of Garden of Eden followed by a talk back with the director and actors. 

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Garden of Eden, follows Jaliyah (Anyanwu Uwa) as she tries to make sense of her life as a young, newly outed lesbian. Following an altercation with her father, the 17-year old is forced into homelessness just neighborhoods away. Coming to terms with her sexuality, Jaliyah navigates through her new circumstance while her innocence deteriorates. As Jaliyah’s identity evolves, a friendship with an unlikely sidekick grows, along with her disdain for religion, society, and cultural norms. Winner of Cannes 2017 Creative Minds Short Film Corner 

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ROBIN WILLIAMS, Writer/Co-Director

A native of the Bronx, NY, Robin holds a B.A. in Journalism from the University of the District of Columbia and an M.A. in Sports Management from Georgetown University. Currently, Robin is a freelance writer, film maker and owner of an accessory company called Bowtie Behavior. She currently resides in the Bronx and is making her film making debut with “Garden of Eden.”

IMANI DENNISON, Co-Director, Director of Photography

Imani is a native of Louisville, Kentucky. A graduate of Howard University, she holds a B.A. in Political Science with a minor in Photography. Imani is a freelance film maker currently based in Bushwick, BK, and is making her film making debut with “Garden of Eden.”


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