Roni Nicole Henderson

And the People Could Fly

by Roni Nicole Henderson

“And the People Could Fly” will explore an 10 year old girl’s adventure in a parked ‘84 Bonneville. A gorgeous soundtrack unfolds as she pushes the heavy buttons on the car radio and waits on her Mama, Jeannie, to finish whatever business she has beyond the deep orange porch light. When the street grows too hectic for her, she ventures into the house of a gentrifying heroin dealer and discovers her power to truly awaken and transmute.

Artist Bio

Roni Nicole Henderson is a Columbia, South Carolina based filmmaker who makes fiction, experimental, fine art, and documentary films and video installations. As a photographer, she shoots fashion and fine art and documents artists and everyday folk. Her work has been exhibited and presented across the U.S. and in the Netherlands, and her films have been featured in the Blackstar, Crown Heights, and Pan African film festivals. In 2012-2013, she was a Walthall Fellow at Wonderroot in Atlanta.

The Crew

Painting by Michi Meko, Atlanta, GA