Bumming Cigarettes is a short film about a brief and intimate meeting between a young Black lesbian woman who is in the process of taking an HIV test and a middle aged Black Gay HIV Positive man.

Coming off of the devastation of a bad breakup with a girlfriend, Vee musters up the courage to go and take an HIV test to put her worst fears to rest. What she experiences during her trip to a local clinic is much more than she expects while sharing a cigarette with a stranger, Jimmy during the 10 minutes that she awaits her test results.

This film explores tough issues that persons living with HIV/AIDS may encounter such as the loss of intimacy with loved ones while also encouraging awareness around HIV/AIDs testing and the way we treat persons living with the disease.


via Bumming Cigarettes

After a very long and extremely necessary hiatus, I am returning to the director’s chair to complete Liberation from Within - The (short) Documentary Film. I am grateful to my Sis tiona.m., who is an award-winning filmmaker.  Her support expressed in a myriad of ways and her technical/creative expertise, will help me womanifest this vision that has been in gestation for three-years and counting…