Reel South Shorts Episode 805 9m 51s
In a time when books are banned and discussions around race are curtailed, Karen Hinton Robinson takes on the responsibility of teaching Black history beyond the institution. In this mother-daughter interview, the historian and skilled quilter explains how her craft is used to supplement education by creating quilts that document the important figures of Black history, missing in Texas schools. Directed by: Kayla Robinson
About the filmmaker: Kayla Robinson is a filmmaker and artist from San Antonio, TX. After receiving her B.A. in Advertising from The University of Texas at Austin, she began her career as an art director in New York and Silicon Valley developing integrated campaigns and award-winning films for top brands like Snickers and Apple. Kayla's work has received accolades at Cannes, Clio, D&AD, The One Show and more and has been featured in publications Adweek, AdAge, The Drum and Hypebeast to name a few.
Passionate about capturing authentic human experiences, Kayla harnesses vulnerability as a superpower and unleashes it in her personal work. Her directorial debut, Ball is Ball, received high praise for its honest portrayal of PTSD in sexual trauma survivors. Her latest film, Quilted Education, celebrating her mother’s artistry and drive to keep Black History alive through quilting, had its world premiere at the 2022 Austin Film Festival.