Diary of Reflection

Penda Diakité | USA & Mali | 2012 | 3 mins

Diary of Reflection Synopsis

A bi-cultural woman of color processes the overwhelming pressure to conform to the image of the ideal woman as dictated by pop culture media.

Diary of Reflection was an official selection of the 2016 WVN Online Film Festival.

About Penda Diakité

Penda Diakité grew up between her two homes in Mali, West Africa and Portland, Oregon. As a result, much of her artwork consists of her experiences as a bi-cultural woman of color living between these two cultures. As a filmmaker, she sees a lack of recognition/publicity of films made by other women and people of color. She believes film can bring the voices of the marginalized forward. If she wins any awards, she will use that money towards education for young girls in Mali, West Africa and towards a documentary project titled “SKIN”, which will focus on what skin means to people throughout the world through individuals’ poems.

Watch more films from our collection.