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Baobab Flowers (In distribution)

Dir. Gabriela Watson-Burkett

Creative Producer

Baobab Flowers is a personal documentary that blends poetic and observational footage following the journey of two high school teachers: Storm Foreman (Nyanza Bandele), in Philadelphia, United States, and Priscila Dias, in Sao Paulo, Brazil. The Director, Gabriela Watson Aurazo, immerses herself in a journey to make the connections between communities of the African Diaspora. Through a female perspective, the documentary intends to address the similarities of black women, the impact of low quality education in the black community and the struggle to achieve equality in education.


The team is currently in distribution, and looking for opportunities to screen the documentary at film festivals, schools, and grassroots organizations. Let me know if you're interested in setting up a screening!

Select screenings:

  • Scribe Video Center, December 2017

  • BlackStar Film Festival, August 2017 (Best Documentary Short award)

  • Reconstruction, Inc., 2016 (Rough cut screening)