While the media tends to focus on conflicts among communities of color, documentary “See You Next Time” takes a different approach by celebrating the dynamics of trust and respect that exists between black women and the Asian nail salons that serve them.
“There’s such a level of intimacy that goes into getting a full set done, including having conversations throughout the process when you are getting nail art,” Kaziya explained in an interview with the New Yorker.
In addition to close ups of manicures and idea exchanges, the documentary films choreographed movements between black and Asian models as a symbol of connection among the two communities.
The film debuted at the Chicago Film Festival in fall 2019 and was also screened at this year’s Sundance Film Festival in January.
Enjoy a preview clip of “See You Next Time” below.