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|Kali Hawk and Lance Gross star in Sundance Award Winning Director Ava DuVernay Film "Say Yes"|
Photo from Fashion Fair
Congratulations Kali Hawk from
A'Dorn Studios and the
"Black Model of the Year" Model Search
We cheer for you as the outstanding person and model that you are - and your continued career success in the field you were born for.
According to Fashion Fair, the film "Say Yes", starring Kali Hawk and Lance Gross, is a film made exclusively by Ava DuVernay for Fashion Fair, explores the power of the affirmative, and the beauty that blossoms from embracing the twists, turns and mysteries of life.
The heroine in this film enters her home to an unexpected celebration. Despite her confusion she continues through the party encountering diverse groups of people celebrating and enjoying each other. She is comforted when she discovers a group of aunties who embrace and affirm her, giving her permission and the courage to move forward. As she moves into the garden, she is greeted by the hero who invites her to say yes to a new life together; she is overjoyed. They return to the home to celebrate new beginnings.
This film is inspired by the legacy of the Ebony Fashion Fair fashion show, which has always been committed to creative expression.
Fashion Fair, a division of Johnson Publishing Company, teamed with Sundance award-winning filmmaker, Ava DuVernay, to launch the short film. DuVernay was the first African-American woman to win the Best Director Prize at Sundance Film Festival.
|Wanda, Chief Facilitator (2-l) at A'Dorn Studios|
with John H. Johnson(c), owner of
Johnson Publishing Company