Beba

  • Rebeca Huntt
  • United States
  • 2021
  • 80 min
  • Dutch Premiere
  • Best of Fests

New York filmmaker Rebeca “Beba” Huntt explores her cultural background as an Afro-Latinx woman. Her personal history encompasses a typical melting pot of diverse family stories. Her mother came from a well-to-do background in Venezuela. Her father, of Dominican heritage, worked on a sugar plantation, but had to flee the violence of war and ended up in Brooklyn. In conversation with Huntt, he proudly explains how he managed at last to find a small apartment in Manhattan—the definitive proof of his emancipation.

In the course of four revealing “chapters,” Huntt sheds light on a complicated family history, her upbringing, the influence of the Black Lives Matter movement and her dreams of the future. Clips from home movies, photo albums and other archive material illustrate her youth in multicultural (and latently racist) New York, along with off-the-cuff footage of conversations between the director and her opinionated sister. Huntt remarks on all of this in her voice-over, and muses aloud about all that back and forth between cultures.

Credits

  • 80 min
  • color
  • DCP
  • Spoken languages: English, Spanish
Director
Rebeca Huntt
Production
Sofia Geld
Executive producer
Ana Petra Costa, Alyse Ardell Spiegel, Alessandra Orofino, Joy Bryant, Inuka Bacote-Capiga
Cinematography
Sophia Stieglitz
Editing
Isabel Freeman

IDFA history

2022
Dutch Premiere
Best of Fests

Browse the collection

21/292 results

Share this film

Print this page

IDFA history

This website uses cookies.

By using cookies we can measure how our site is used, how it can be further improved and to personalize the content of online advertisements.

Read
 here everything about our cookie policy. If you choose to decline, we only place functional and analytical cookies