Shaniqua, Shaundrikaa', TraNequa - think about what comes to mind when you FIRST hear these names. Ghetto? Unique? Uneducated?
Searching for Shaniqua explores the stereotypes, perceptions and history behind so-called "ghetto," unique and "ethnic" names.
The film premiered at the 2016 Martha's Vineyard African-American Film Festival where it won the HBO Best Documentary Award. It then went on to screen to enthusiastic audiences in New York, Atlanta, and D.C among others.
What's in a name??? Join the discussion.
Martha's Vineyard African-American Film Festival - Winner, HBO Best Documentary
Bronzelens Film Festival
North Carolina Black Film Festival
Harlem International Film Festival
Baltimore International Black Film Festival
Harvard University Kennedy School
Old Dominion University
Case Western University
Bowie (MD) Public Library
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- Director - Phill Branch
- Producers - Phill Branch, Eleanor Earl
- Co-Producers - Joseph Walters and Stephanie Sutton Walters
- Associate Producers - Michelle Gipson and Maria Simone Williams
- Composers - Kris Johnson and Lauren Johnson
- Cast - Shaniqua McClendon, Robinne Lee, Chinneaqua Matthews, Khalifah Shabazz, Shenequa Golding
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