SCREENINGS

More dates to be confirmed soon.

Official Selection of the 28th Annual Whitaker St. Louis International Film Festival in St. Louis, Missouri, USA. Wednesday, November 13th at 5:05 pm (director in attendance)

Official Selection of the 9th Africa International Film Festival in Lagos, Nigeria from November 10th-16th.

Official Selection of the Twin Cities Black Film Festival screening in October 2019.

World premiered at the 2019 African Diaspora International Film Festival in August 2019 in Washington, D.C.

WATCH

Educational/Institutional use DVD with Public Performance Rights for schools, libraries, businesses, non-profits and community organizations. Get prices and information from The Video Project.

PRESS

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Press kit link

Poster link

Film stills link

DIRECTOR’S STATEMENT

For years I’ve been asked the strange, confrontational question: ‘What are you?’ The question concerns my racial identity and it unsettles me because I don’t have an exact answer and because I simultaneously don’t believe it matters. But it’s also a question that the more it is asked, the more it seems to matter. ‘What Are You’ is a short personal documentary that uses interviews to explore the lives of multiracial people (myself included) as they reveal the struggles and challenges of being of mixed racial heritage in Canada.

‘What are you?’ is a question I’ve been asked too many times to count. I think mostly it’s a question that is asked out of pure curiosity without an agenda but it immediately makes me feel as if I am some strange otherworldly oddity. It’s something I’ve struggled with for years and I hope this film helps other mixed people who are wrestling with that same aggravating question.

Director Richard B. Pierre