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The Body Beautiful
A film by Ngozi Onwurah, 1991, 23 min., Color

This bold, stunning exploration of a white mother who undergoes a radical mastectomy and her Black daughter who embarks on a modeling career reveals t...

Chisholm '72 - Unbought and Unbossed
A film by Shola Lynch, 2004, 77 min., Color

Recalling a watershed event in US politics, this compelling documentary takes an in-depth look at the 1972 presidential campaign of Shirley Chisholm, ...

Coffee Colored Children
A film by Ngozi Onwurah, 1988, 15 min., Color/BW

This lyrical, unsettling film conveys the experience of children of mixed racial heritage. Suffering the aggression of racial harassment, a young girl...

Dreaming Rivers
A Sankofa film directed by Martine Attille, 1988, 30 min., Color

From Sankofa Film and Video comes this bittersweet and nostalgic short drama illustrating the spirit of modern families touched by the experience of m...

Emergence
A film by Pratibha Parmar, 1986, 18 min., Color

Common themes of identity, alienation and herstory in the context of the diasporan experience emerge in this powerful tape. Four Black and Third World...

Home Away from Home
A Sankofa film directed by Maureen Blackwood, 1994, 11 min., Color

A bittersweet drama that unfolds almost without dialogue, this prizewinning short film from Sankofa Film and Video conveys the isolation of immigrant ...

I Is a Long-Memoried Woman
Produced by Ingrid Lewis, A film by Frances-Anne Solomon, 1990, 50 min., Color

This extraordinary video chronicles the history of slavery through the eyes of Caribbean women. A striking combination of monologue, dance, and songóg...

Mrs. Goundo's Daughter
A film by Barbara Attie and Janet Goldwater, 2009, 60 min., Color

Mrs. Goundo is fighting to remain in the United States. But itís not just because of the ethnic conflict and drought that has plagued her native Mali....

The Passion of Remembrance
A Sankofa film by Maureen Blackwood and Isaac Julien, 1986, 80 min., Color

The first film by Sankofa Film and Video, THE PASSION OF REMEMBRANCE has gained classic status as a representation of the totality and diversity of Bl...

Perfect Image?
A film by Maureen Blackwood, 1988, 30 min., Color

Bright and imaginative in its approach to its subject, PERFECT IMAGE? exposes stereotypical images of Black women and explores women's own ideas of se...

Siren Spirits
A film by Ngozi Onwurah, Pratibha Parmar, Frances-Anne Solomon, Dani Williamson, 1994, 80 min., Color/BW

SIREN SPIRITS is a wonderful feature comprising four short dramas directed by women of color, produced by Leda Serene for the British Film Institute a...

What My Mother Told Me
A film by Frances-Anne Solomon, 1995, 57 min., Color/BW

Exquisitely beautiful and profoundly moving, WHAT MY MOTHER TOLD ME is a dramatic journey towards self discovery. The story focuses on Jesse, a young...

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