INTERFILM 39 International Short Film Festival Berlin
14 - 19 November 2023


IF 07 Benita Bailey – #YELLIT from the Mountain: Let the Artists Talk

Screening and following conversation about Black Hair Politics & Film with #YELLIT Host Benita Sarah Bailey.

Dr. Natasha A. Kelly
Sophya Frohberg
Fatima York

The 4th season of the YouTube show "Yellit from the Mountain" was produced in cooperation with the MetFilm School Berlin and will be launched at this year’s InterForum. The show features six influential female artists from the film scene who talk about their lives, their work and their love for it. At this event, one episode will be presented followed by a panel with guests, moderated by Yellit-host Benita Bailey.

The event will take place as part of the Focus on-program.
The event will be held in English.

© Photo: Phanie Étier

19.11.23, 13:00h, Pfefferberg Haus 13

Benita Bailey – #YELLIT from the Mountain: Let the Artists Talk
Benita Bailey – #YELLIT from the Mountain: Let the Artists Talk

Benita Bailey

is an actress, theatre & film maker & lecturer. She studied International Relations and African Studies at the University of Leipzig and in Hong Kong & Drama in Berlin. She worked for the UN in New York and for the German government in Beijing and Berlin. She is currently developing her first feature film and an interdisciplinary performance based on the Arrivals Legacy Project with the Canadian collective Diasporakidz. Since July 2020, she has also been producing #YELLIT on YT, in which she presents Black artists. She can currently be seen in the title role "Pflegionärin" in the ARD-Mediathek. In 2022, she was chosen by Focus magazine as one of the 100 women of the year for her work against everyday racism. Benita is a founding member and on the board of the Black Filmmakers Association. She lives with her family in Berlin and Toronto.