Part documentary, part memoir, BEBA is an ode to the complex experience of a first generation Afro-Latina artist, on the backdrop of New York City during a time of racial and political unrest.
BEBA, a creative documentary, shares the story of a young Afro-Latina artist and activist. Written by Beba herself, the film illustrates a world of nuances through a raw and intimate lens. Weaving together verité footage and archival imagery BEBA brings to life one of the many ways to grow up in America today.
Rebeca Huntt is intent on telling a story seldom seen on the big screen. The film follows first-generation, Afro-Latina, activist and New York native BEBA, as she comes of age in the backdrop of the current political climate. This personal documentary uses intimate 16mm verité and archival footage to offer a complex narrative about learning to thrive as a young woman in America today.
Director Rebeca Huntt
Rebeca Huntt (Director, Writer, Producer) is an Afro-Latina filmmaker, multi-media artist, and native-New Yorker. She wrote and directed her first feature-length film, BEBA, which is currently in post-production, and was selected to be in the IFP Documentary Lab 2019. Most recently, she premiered her short film “1-800 Lovable” at the 2020 BlackStar Film Festival. Rebeca’s work has also screened at Oaxaca Film Festival, The Tide Film Festival, Art of Brooklyn Film Festival, and The Fader Magazine. Her first short film “Hay Coro!” screens recurrently on BronxNet Public Television’s After hours program. Rebeca participated in the 2018 Kickstarter Residency and the 56th Annual New York Film Festival’s Artist Academy. Currently, Rebeca is working as an Archival producer for various documentaries produced by Hulu, The Fader, and PBS. She worked in event planning for over three years, producing art benefits, activist-based panels, and parties with creatives such as Venus X and Tschabalala Self. Rebeca received her BA from Bard College in 2012 and was a 2018 UnionDocs Collaborative Fellow.
Sofia Geld (Producer) is a Brazilian producer and director. She has produced for the celebrated directors Chai Vasarhelyi, Petra Costa and Kristi Jacobson. Sofia produced the New York Times OpDoc "What if He Falls", Saleem Gondal's "Super Sonic" which premiered at the TIDE Film Festival, and is currently hired by Netflix to produce one of their documentary series. Sofia directed a video installation which was exhibited by DESPINA in Rio de Janeiro titled 'Palavras Cruzadas' an immersive documentary experience. Sofia worked as an impact producer at Skylight Pictures on the feature films Rebel Citizen and Disruption. She directed the monthly human rights themed #RESIST screening series in collaboration with UnionDocs, Skylight, WITNESS and Remezcla. Sofia received her B.A. from Bard College and was a 2014 UnionDocs Collaborative Studios fellow.
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