Teyou - Pantera

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A meditation on growing up as a Black girl with little to no role models to look up to

Spanish Artist Teyou comments on the meaning of their song, “Pantera is born from my need to share the trauma that many black people experienced by growing up in a mainly white and still racist country. There is an almost forced hatred that we begin to feel towards our bodies. I grew up watching me with their eyes.”

Teyou approached and entrusted Madrid based filmmaker and artist María López to navigate this trauma in every frame of the film. Every detail and every shot has a meaning behind it. Each character within the film has their layered story. Their own lived experience.

The film introduces stories of different black girls from all ages in a powerful collective way. But quickly we are transported into the world of one little girl, a girl who has not yet found her tribe or her older role models. And we see the alienation that she feels.

López 'I was so excited and nervous when Teyou introduced me to the song, and asked me to direct the music video. Because it was my first time directing something this big. Through the experience I became even more aware of my own privilege as a white girl in Spain. And I wanted to use it in a positive way by learning and listening. I must say that thanks to this project I have learnt so so much and discovered a lot of amazing artists and activists who fight every day for their rights.'


Artist: Teyou (@teyou__)

Producer: Joseba Candas (@josebak)

Head of production in set: Lucía Ruíz (@luciaruiz15)

Production assistant: Roberto Blaya (@rober.blaya)

Production assistant: Rubén Álvarez

Director: María López (@m____lpz)

1AD: Paula Morillo (@pularaini)

2AD: Marta Escudero (@itsmartacarlota)

DoP: Nacho Armentera (@nachoarmentera)

1AC: Adrián Seguí (@segui_adrian)

Videoassist: Lucho Parada (@luisparadacasanova)

Steadicam: Alberto Pellicer (@albertopellicersteady)

BTS photogrpaher: Anthony Buenaflor (@abv.95)

Gaffer: David Gómez (@davidgh95)

Spark: Lucas Nicolay (@sarkasticspecialist)

Spark: Nerea Martínez (@neremg8)

Art director: Ana G. Salazar (@anagsblanco)

Art director: Jose Tamayo (@josetamayoe)

Stylist: Marina Gomes (@afrofeministe)

Stylist assistant: Isabella Mena (@isabellamenam)

Makeup Artist: Cocoa (@its.cocolatte)

Hair: Cheche (@chechyna_)

Choreographer: Cristina Buenaflor (Chini) (@cris.cbv)

Editor: Gonzalo P. Martos  (@gonzalopmartos)

Color: Óscar Férez (@oscarferez)


Teyou (@teyou__)

Micaela Bah

Mairelis Paredes (@mairelisparedez)

Carmen Gaye (@carmen.coco_)

Anta Gaye (@anta.gst)

Valeria Jones (@valeriajones__)

Naomy Ndongo (@naomyime)

special thanks:

Margarita García

Laura Rojas (@laurargrana)

Ondina Maldonado (@ondinamaldonado)

A Hug (@ahug_official)

Rubearth (@rubearth)

Skulturitas (@skulturitas)

Rígido (@rigido.jewelry)

Drea Stones (@drea.stones)

Marina Bosch (@marinaxbosch)

Andrea Alabau (@andreaalabau)

Peter Sposito Studio (@peterspositostudio)

Fatima Miñana (@fatima.minana)

AMO (@a.m.o.studio)

El Trampoline (@eltrampoline)