Mino: A Diasporic Myth is set in 2079 and tells the story of Black women, queer and non-queer, who govern their world with a firm but noble hand, where men no longer exist.
The trailer opens to an idyllic place in time, the first shots are of a group of Black women out and about chatting in the sun, gathering all the greens and all the vegetables. This is a haven, a utopia of women only, living their best lives in the year of 2079. This trailer is for a film about a coven of Black women who can self-conceive and live without men, and it has been making waves on the film festival circuit winning the New Orleans Jury Award at the New Orleans Black Film Festival back in December 2019. From the glimpses of young women and older women featured in the trailer, I gather that Mino: A Diasporic Myth is, at its core, an Afrofuturistic tale about the power of relationships between Black women.
” When one womyn new to the land, attempts to self-conceive a non-female, the Coven is forced to confront their own belief systems. Reactions from the audience have been have ranged from pure awe to emotional tears.”- Director Ashunda Norris
The film will be available for online viewing after its festival run. Follow the film Mino via the Instagram page, watch the trailer below, and continue reading the review & interview at the post Afrofuturistic ‘Mino: A Diasporic Myth’ Trailer Centers Black Women on Black Nerd Problems.