The 54 minute documentary about bipolar disorder,
manic depression, schizophrenia and family and communual stigmas surrounding mental illness.
Knives in My Throat was released in 4 webisodes as a public service.
The film follows a year in the life of Taqiyya Haden, a talented, but suicidal NYC
hip hop poet and her battle with manic depression.
Taqiyya's problems are compounded by her personal demons, namely
her abusive Italian mother (with her own troubles) who raised the talented and intelligent biracial girl by often referring
to her as “nigger,” and substance abuse. In addition, Taqiyya grew up in the New York foster care system.
Knives in My Throat was developed
with the support of Film Video Arts' Thomas Allen Harris Mentor Project and Hollywood Producer Steve Nicolaides. The
film continues to be distributed with the support of AJ Muhammed. Thank you!
Winner, Best Experimental Film
Women's Film Festival
W. Dean Grant Award finalist,
100 hours of footage woven into a forceful 54-minute documentary.
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