The Onyx Butterfly
The Onyx Butterfly is a Poetic and Expository Documentary which seamlessly incorporates actuality with poetic elements of dance performance.The film is an exploration of the life of a Black male ballet dancer.
The film follows Jordan as he grapples with the societal pressures of being a Black male in a traditionally white feminine landscape while also struggling against the cultural gender expectations placed upon Black men.The film aims to explore the psychological impact of stereotypes on a Black male who is determined to redefine Black masculinity.
Yasmin Evering-Kerr, born and raised in the cultural mosaic of the GTA, uses her roots to inspire her artistry. A recent graduate of Film Studies at Brock University, and completing her post-graduate diploma at Sheridan College. She is a passionate storyteller who frequently addresses issues of race and gender in her films.