Artist Statement

Faren's work explores resistance methods by people of color. Ever-intrigued by ordinary people in extraordinary circumstances; her work looks at how these characters operate through subversive means. This includes anti-Third Reich activists to North African boy soldiers. The inherent need for freedom and how it manifests as resistance is strung throughout all of her subject matter.


Faren Humes is a writer & director from Miami, Florida.  Her work has garnered broad acclaim including a Director’s Guild of America Award and an Academy of Television Arts & Sciences College Television Award.  In 2016 she received the Sundance Institute’s Knight Foundation Fellowship and was named one of Miami’s Top 100 Creatives by Miami New Times.  She is a Film Independent 2018 Project Involve Fellow. Her work focuses on the ascension and transcendental wellness of black folk as a pushback to oppressive systems.



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