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Black Stains by Tiffany Rhynard &Trent D. Williams, Jr.

kNOwBOX dance Film Festival 2020

Official Selection Filmmaker Spotlight

Black Stains by Tiffany Rhynard & Trent D. Williams, Jr.


Gainesville, Florida, USA

Part dance film, part documentary, “Black Stains” depicts the reality of living while black in the United States and persistently asks the question: why do we not see black men as human?

TIFFANY RHYNARD DIRECTOR / CINEMATOGRAPHER / PRODUCER Tiffany Rhynard is a dancer and filmmaker making work that examines social justice issues. Rhynard’s award winning documentary, Forbidden: Undocumented and Queer in Rural America, received a 2018 Television Academy Honor for its airing on LogoTV in partnership by the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU). Forbidden was awarded the first Social Justice Film Award from the Southern Poverty Law Center, received the Freedom Award from Outfest, was featured on American Airlines during their 2017 Pride campaign, and is now currently streaming on Amazon Prime Video. Rhynard’s dance films have screened at festivals nationwide includingScreenDance Miami where she was awarded the Jury Prize for Invisible Queens (2015) and for Black Stains (2018). A cross-disciplinary artist, she has worked with esteemed collaborators including choreographer Christal Brown, internationally renowned composer Lei Liang, real-time digital media artist Marlon Barrios Solano, and mezzo-soprano Sahoko Sato Timpone. Rhynard holds a B.A. in Dance from UNC Greensboro, and an M.F.A. in Choreography from The Ohio State University. She has taught at colleges and universities throughout the country including SUNY Potsdam, Middlebury College, and University of Florida. She is currently an Assistant Professor in the School of Dance at Florida State University.