Miss Black Germany


The film documents the inaugural Miss Black Germany pageant. It follows four of the contestants in preparation for the event and features stories of their personal experiences of German culture and the predominantly white beauty ideals that these black women have grown up with.It explores their departure from western beauty ideals and this new niche that they are attempting to carve out for themselves.

  • Winner best documentary 10th ASVOF
  • Winner Best short documentary Lift-Off Global Network Film Festival Berlin 2019
  • Official selection Berlin Feminist Film Week 2019
  • Official selection Berlin Independent Film Festival 2019
  • Official selection Chicago Feminist film festival 2019
  • Official selection Blackstar film festival 2019


Short synopsis
Taking place in Berlin, Miss Black Germany is about the contestants of a black beauty pageant. The film follows them as they seek to find a place of acceptance in a world that idolises a predominantly white western ideal.


Synopsis

The film documents the inaugural Miss Black Germany pageant. It follows four of the contestants in preparation for the event and features stories of their personal experiences of German culture and the predominantly white beauty ideals that these black women have grown up with.


It explores their departure from western beauty ideals and this new niche that they are attempting to carve out for themselves.


Behind the scence




Credits


Directed by Elisha Smith-Leverock
Production Erste Liebe Film, Markenfilm Berlin & Hexagon

Executive Producer Sabine Köhl
Executive Producer Elisha Smith-Leverock
DOP Cezary Zacharewicz
Edit by Ryan Boucher
Main Cast
Diana Warinda
Felicité Tening
Margaret Klämbt
Magdalena Agyekum
Joelle Bertelmann
Purity Reschk

Junior Producer Yana Isabelle Maier
Producer Assistant Fabio Becker
Producer Assistant Katharina Knieling
Gaffer Falk Buchröder & Florian Heinrich c/o Gegenlicht Design
2nd Camera & DIT Phil Galas
3rd Camera Elisha Smith-Leverock
1st AC Tom Zylla
Sound Recordist Tim Altrichter


Locations
Loft Tonstudios Berlin GmbH
Cocoon Hairshop Berlin

Thanks to Sandrine Schumacher, Diane Pernet, Fabian Heine, Robert Tewes, Boris Schepker, Louis Arcelin, Cocoon Hairshop Berlin, Signe Astrup, Wanja Wechselberger, Pella Kågerman, Olin, Roswitha Smith-Leverock, Whitehouse Post London
Set Design Kristin Baumann
Styling Lorena Maza
Styling Assistant David Deniz
Hair & Make-up Linda Sigg
Special Force Bassam Ibrahim
Post Production St. Louis Paris
Colorist Sylvain Canaux
Title Design Leif Podhajský
Sound design and Mix Dennis Beckmann
Music & sound Supervision Ben Esser for Pitch & Sync

Original Music Nihiloxica - Choir Chops Oumou Sangaré - Djoukourou
(Auntie Flo Remix)
Oumou Sangaré - Fadjamou (feat. Tony Allen, LiTek
& Two4Kay )[TWOTEK Remix] Dan Stein - Veni Vidi Vici Santuri - Jinja Pearls
(Sam Jones Construct) Nihiloxica - Endongo
Niniola - Sicker


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