In Missandei’s Final Act, She Reminds Us That It Is Okay For Black Women To Be Angry

 

Before the final battle begins, a shackled Missandei is on display for Daenerys, Missandei’s lover Grey Worm, and the rest of her army. Refusing to bend the knee and give up the throne, Cersei commands The Mountain, her knights guard, to kill Missandei. When Cersei offers Missandei the opportunity to have any last words, she only has one: “Dracarys.” In the fictional language, High Valyrian, it literally translates to dragonfire. In her final act, the quiet and reserved Missandei tells both her queen and her lover to burn King’s Landing to the ground.

For Black women who love the show, last Sunday’s episode was especially difficult. As the only Black female character on the show, it seemed that Missandei was the only sister in all of the seven kingdoms. Seeing her back in chains was especially rough and, in light of the series’ trajectory, her death felt unnecessary.

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“Out of Our Right Minds – Trauma, Depression and the Black Woman” l Docufilm l Stacey Muhammad

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Out of Our Right Minds – Trauma, Depression and the Black Woman

A short docu film from Award Winning Independent Filmmaker, Stacey M. of Wildseed Films / Intelligent Media Group.

OUT OF OUR RIGHT MINDS, Trauma, Depression and the Black Woman from INTELLIGENT MEDIA GROUP on Vimeo.

This film explores Post Traumatic Slave Syndrome and and the experience of trauma, and how the lives of Black women have been affected by these experiences.

Black women and men from all walks of life, speak openly and candidly about depression, mental illness, anxiety, stress…why these discussions are considered taboo in the African American community..and ways in which we begin to … and continue to … heal the wounds.

Dir. by Stacey Muhammad
Asst. Dir. RH Bless
Narrated by: Wise Intelligent
Edited by: Stacey Muhammad
Music by: T. Taylor, Mr. Famous & Masada
Marketing and Promotions: C. Wharton

For more information about booking Wildseed Films / Stacey M. for screenings / lectures / panels, etc. please contact Intelligent Media @ 484-472-3745.