Ingrid Lewis

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I Is a Long-Memoried Woman


A film by Ingrid Lewis, 1990, 50 min, Color

This extraordinary film chronicles the history of slavery through the eyes of Caribbean women. A striking combination of monologue, dance, and song—griot-style—conveys a young African woman’s quest for survival in the new world. Based on award-winning poems by Guyanese British writer Grace Nichols, the evocatively rendered story charts abusive conditions on sugar plantations, acts of…

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