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Chronic Means Forever

Kadazia Allen-Perry uses her debilitating illness as a way to explore what it means to follow one’s dreams in the face of a body defying one’s own will. What does it mean to tell a story that only has a life expectancy on average of 37 years? How does the strange phenomenon of people forgetting you have an illness affect the direction of your ambitions, as they don’t have to remember that your body is failing you? Perry combines this with a drive to make films exploring blackness that work against the Hollywood formula for Black films. Striving to continuously shock and make people uncomfortable with her work, Perry turns her illness into subject, villain, and muse.

Genres: Documentary