Faren Humes

She // Her // Hers
They // Them // Theirs

[ID: Faren, a Black person adorned with a floral headscarf, looks intently at the camera while standing amongst a public square at dusk; polychromatic lens flares abound.]

Miami, FL
2021 USA Fellow

This award was generously supported by Sarah Arison.

Faren Humes is a filmmaker from Miami, FL. Through an exploration of duration, Humes melds narrative and documentary conventions to souse in realities of nondisturbance to Black life. Her latest work, Liberty, has screened internationally, receiving special recognition at Berlinale, Internationale Kurzfilmtage Winterthur, SXSW, AFI Fest, New Orleans Film Festival, the Chicago International Film Festival, and the Miami Film Festival. In 2019, Humes was named one of Filmmaker magazine’s 25 New Faces of Independent Filmmaking. Humes lives in Miami, where she continues an ongoing body of work within the public housing community Liberty Square.

Portrait photo by Robert Colom.

  • Artwork by Faren Humes
    Liberty, 2019. Photo by Zamarin Wahdat.
    [ID: A person’s shadow stretches up the blank wall of an abandoned room. A sink, barred window, and fire hydrant are visible just beyond the wall.]
  • Artwork by Faren Humes
    Liberty, 2019. Photo by Zamarin Wahdat.
    [ID: Black people stand together in a vast, open terrace under cloudy skies and flanked by boarded row houses.]
Artwork by Faren Humes Artwork by Faren Humes