Interview with Filmmaker Armeara Blackwell (THROUGH THESE EYES)

Matthew Toffolo's Summary

THROUGH THESE EYES played to rave reviews at the September 2020 Experimental, Dance, Music Festival. 

Matthew Toffolo: What motivated you to make this film?

Armeara Blackwell: I had been watching, even from a younger age, all of the police brutality and race related that had been taken place in the US and it always broke my heart. It was the recent stories like Breonna Taylor’s, George Floyd, and  Ahmaud Arbery that gave me that extra push to wantto express how I felt. What better way to express myself then the only way I knew how, through dance. My social media had been flooded with BLM, frustration, hurt, anger, injustices, police brutality, protests, and other things of that nature. I wanted to use my platform, even if I didn’t have thousands of followers or likes, I wanted to make my platform a safe place to express the emotions of those recent…

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