US | 2016 | 82 minutes | Color | Order No. 171198 |
THE REVIVAL: WOMEN AND THE WORD chronicles the US tour of a group of Black lesbian poets and musicians, who become present-day stewards of a historical movement to build community among queer women of color. Their journey to strengthen their community is enriched by insightful interviews with leading Black feminist thinkers and historians, including Dr. Alexis Pauline Gumbs, Nikki Finney, and Alexis Deveaux. As the group tours the country, the film reveals their aspirations and triumphs, as well as the unique identity challenges they face encompassing gender, race, and sexuality. This is a rarely seen look into a special sisterhood - one where marginalized voices are both heard and respected.
"Through interviews with pioneering Black poets and artists like Alexis De Veaux and Harriet Alston, Dorsett connects contemporary Black queerness and poetry to its history."
"The Revival movie featuring LGBT female artists of color is unlike anything you've seen before."
SCREENING HIGHLIGHTS AND AWARDS
- Urbanworld Film Festival
- Frameline Film Festival
- Outfest Los Angeles LGBT Film Festival
- NewFest New York LGBT Film Festival
- Twist: Seattle Queer Film Festival
Born in Nassau, Bahamas, Sekiya Dorsett is a queer filmmaker giving voice to issues of equality. In 2008, her first film, Wisdom and Understanding, a short experimental film, made its debut at NewFest Film Festival and the Oakland Black LGBT Festival. In 2009, her short, Sisters, a story about a lesbian woman struggling to reconcile with her mother, was screened at the Austin LGBT Film Festival.Through online media, her project, The Rainbow Collective, merged race, gender, religion, and pop culture. By day she is a Writer/Producer/Editor, where she has created work for LOGO TV and NBC Universal. To see more of Sekiya's work, visit sekiyadorsett.com.