Warrior Marks

A film by Pratibha Parmar, Alice Walker

England | 1993 | 54 minutes | Color | 16mm/DVD | Order No. 99220

WARRIOR MARKS is a poetic and political film about female genital mutilation from the director of A PLACE OF RAGE, presented by the Pulitzer Prize winning author of THE COLOR PURPLE and POSSESSING THE SECRET OF JOY.

SYNOPSIS

WARRIOR MARKS is a poetic and political film about female genital mutilation from the director of A PLACE OF RAGE, presented by the Pulitzer Prize winning author of THE COLOR PURPLE and POSSESSING THE SECRET OF JOY. Female genital mutilation affects one hundred million of the world’s women and this remarkable film unlocks some of the cultural and political complexities surrounding this issue. Interviews with women from Senegal, Gambia, Burkino Faso, the United States and England who are concerned with and affected by genital mutilation are intercut with Walker’s own personal reflections on the subject.

PRESS

“Powerful and affecting. Highly recommended for academic libraries with programs in women’s studies.”

Library Journal

“A candid yet inspiring documentary about survivors and sufferers.”

Birmingham Film Festival

“(Parmar) depicts the screaming terror of people who would otherwise remain hidden away from most of us, silent.”

June Jordan Poet

ABOUT FILMMAKER(S)

Pratibha Parmar

Pratibha Parmar is an award-winning documentary filmmaker, video artist and professor. Awarded The Visionary Award from the One in Ten Film Festival and the Frameline Film Festival Life Time Achievement Award, Pratibha is Writer/Director/Producer of over 16 documentaries and her films are included in THE PLACE IS HERE (2017) retrospective on 1980's British Black Arts movement, which highlighted issues of race, gender and the politics of representation. Her film SARI RED is retained in the permanent collection at MOMA, NYC and Pompidou Center, Paris. She is the author and editor of several ground breaking books notably, "The Empire Strikes Back: Race and Racism in 1970s Britain," and editor and publisher at Sheba Feminist Press (1980's), the first UK publishers of Audre Lorde. Pratibha was Visiting Artist at Stanford University, Theatre & Performance Studies Department (2013) and is currently an Associate Professor in the film department at California College of the Arts, San Francisco. (07/19)

Alice Walker

Parmar's compelling documentary film about writer/activist Alice Walker captures the extraordinary life and legacy of one of the most important twentieth century women in the world. A must-see for Women's Studies and Black Studies classrooms, BEAUTY IN TRUTH is also a portrait of the complex ways in which race, class, gender, and sexuality intersect in contemporary U.S. history.

-Beverly Guy-Sheftall, Ph.D
Founding director of the Women’s Research and Resource Center and the Anna Julia Cooper Professor of Women’s Studies, Spelman College

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