THIS PLACE (Post-Production)

Director, Co-Writer & Producer // An intergenerational coming-of-age drama, following one Kanien'kehá:ka woman, two former refugees, and their daughters - a fateful pair of young lovers. Co-written by Kawennáhere Devery Jacobs, Golshan Abdmoulaie, and V. T. Nayani, the project is currently in post-production. Produced by Mutuals Pictures, with the generous financial support of Telefilm Canada, Station 369, Ontario Arts Council, and Inside Out's RE:Focus Fund.

LOOK AT US NOW (2019) by Tanika Charles

#MISSAMERICA (2018) by Sway Clarke
Winner: Best Music Video, 2019 Black Femme Supremacy Film Festival (Baltimore, MD)

WHAT SHOULD I DO? (2020) by bahia | Co-directed with my dear friend and comrade, Yasmine Mathurin.

TIME TRAVELER (2018) by Witch Prophet feat. Lido Pimienta (2018)

TELL ME SOMETHING by Tanika Charles


Director V.T. Nayani's first feature documentary explores the issue of shadeism, the discrimination based on skin tone between members of the same community. This issue around shade, of certain skin tones being considered "better" than others, was never missing from conversation while growing up for Nayani. She was able to feel its presence in conversations among family and friends. Alongside her friends and family, Nayani begins to recover and re-imagine what beauty means for Black, Indigenous, and other women of colour globally. This film looks at where shadeism comes from, how it directly affects women-identified people, and explores how we can move forward together. 

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