FQ columnist Caetlin Benson-Allott identifies a new, noteworthy pattern in North American cinema: independent filmmakers crafting narratives about African-American rural women struggling to survive oppressive white communities. Centering her discussion around Nia DaCosta's Little Woods (2018), Jasmin Mozaffari's Firecrackers (2018), and Tate Taylor's Ma (2019), Benson-Allott suggests that these films allow viewers to glimpse the intersections of race, gender, and geography rarely explored in mainstream media.

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