A Poetic Lesson on Black Anatomy (2023)

A poetic journey through the anatomy of the Black body.

Blackness is hard to summarize. It has many meanings, nuances, and tones. Blackness is intrinsically poetic and diasporic. It is always shifting and transforming, it is never static, and never one-sided.

This project is an ode to Blackness, and specifically to Black Anatomy. Black bodies take so many different shapes, shades, and forms, and yet they all share mystical, ancestral poetry. Historically, Black bodies have been reduced to stereotypes, but they are much more complex than superficial generalizations.

“A Poetic Lesson on Black Anatomy” intends to serve as a new glossary to describe the Black Body through poetic imagery and words.


Directed and written by Denisse Ariana Pérez

Cinematographer by Alvar Riu Dolz

Art Director Alexander Venndt

Movement Direction Luiz Felipe Lucas

Narration Makeda (Meme Gold) Carayol

Music Reuben James

Model Makeda (Meme Gold) Carayol

Model Luiz Felipe Lucas

Model Jorel E

Model Xavi Panterino

Model Estefanía endes

Model Rosana Ehizele Ozgul

Producer Ignasi Vargas

Production Manager Luna Ausina

Production Coordinator Maria Badia

PA Albert Almario

First Camera Assistant Lucía Ajúria

Second Camera Assistant Marc Villafranca

Photography Assistant José Lorrue

Asisstant Director Nora Navarro

Gaffer Jan Haase

Spark Romá Cots Cole

Key Grip Marc Ros

Grip Juan Ignasi Prátola

Set Designer Cristina Ramos

Props Pedro Ramos

Sound Tech David Gascón (114 Studio)

Stylist Stephania Yepes

MUAH Itziar Lorente

Film Editor Aleix Rodón

Colorist Martí Somoza

Sound Design David Gascón (114 Studio)