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Piu Piu

Naima Ramos-Chapman
Running Time:10:00 minutes
Event Date(s)
10:15 PM EST
Friday, November 9
Jengo's Playhouse
1:30 PM EST
Sunday, November 11

Cast: Natalie Paul, Terence Nance, Santana Caress Benitez

Piu Piu is a short film about Jordan (Natalie Paul – The Deuce) taking a mundane trip to the city that turns into a surrealist nightmare.

Screening in: Cherimoya Shorts


Naima Ramos-Chapman is from Brooklyn, New York. She makes movement with body, word, image, silence, sound, and technology, that tell stories of transformation and understated bravery. Her stories stem from true events, incorporate magical realism, and seek to render psycho-spiritual realities we can not see and juxstaposes them alongside the brutal mundanities of everyday life.

Her first short, AND NOTHING HAPPENED, explores the psychological aftermath of sexualized violence and premiered at the 2016 Slamdance Film Festival and screened in both national and international competitions. She was awarded Best Director of a Short Narrative at the Tacoma Film Festival, is a Sundance Institute 2017 Fellow, a teaching Artist-in-Residence for a Narrative Filmmaking Lab at Reel Works Teen Filmmaking in New York City, and facilitated a Virtual Reality Intensive for the School of Making Thinking. She is currently in post-production for her second short film–a surrealist thriller PIU PIU and is developing a feature film and digital series.

Naima trained at the following institutions: The Alvin Ailey School for Dance, The Barrow Group for Acting, Howard University and Brooklyn College (CUNY) where she holds a B.A. in Journalism. Ramos-Chapman’s work has been featured on Roger and Ebert, Nylon, Essence, Fandom, No Film School, Colorlines, Saint Heron, Postbourgie, The Nation, The Center for American Progress, and Huffington Post to name a few.