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Black Bitch

Short Film (Full Length) – 1995

PG
Parental Guidance

This short film follows the efforts of schoolgirl Nina to recover her red clogs, a cherished birthday gift from her Yugoslavian nana. Nina lost the shoes playing hopscotch at school; she follows muddy footprints to find the thieves, where a playground insult prompts her to question her identity. The story was inspired by first time filmmaker Annalise Patterson's own upbringing, where her family didn't acknowledge either its Māori or 'Dally' heritage. 'Dallies' largely came to New Zealand from the Dalmatian coast of Croatia (formerly a part of Yugoslavia).

I’m not a black bitch am I Dad?
– Nina (Simone Haddad)

Key Cast & Crew

Annalise Patterson

Director, Writer

Rachel Jean

Producer

Wilamina Kern

As: Hinemoa

Simone Haddad

As: Nina

Joy Watson

As: Nana

Lisa Crittenden

As: Mum

Produced by

Frame Up Films