A French film about two queer black women falling passionately in love is now available to watch online.
Susanne Serres, screenwriter and filmmaker of Zaya, describes it as “a short film promoting love and acceptance”. The protagonist, Zaya, is a contemporary dancer who realises that she’s attracted to Nadege, her dance partner.
To be able to face who she is entirely, Zaya feels the need to overcome her internal fear and come out to her mother.
Her mother’s unwavering love and immediate acceptance is an emotional thing to watch, and is a much-needed relief from the tragedy so often portrayed in LGBT+ movies.