Revival: Women and the Word, The

Director: Sekiya Dorsett

Country: USA

Runtime: 81 min

Rating: 14A

Festival year: 2017



Sat Aug 19, 7:00pm
York Theatre

Revival: Women and the Word, The

Genre(s): Documentary

What happens when a group of Black queer poets and musicians pile in a tour van and set off across the USA?

Bahamas-born queer television and documentary filmmaker Sekiya Dorsett is more than familiar with giving issues of visibility and social justice a voice. Camera and creative authenticity in hand, Dorsett follows the touring artists from stage triumphs to fleeting flirtations with audience members, as well as the challenges they face surrounding gender, race and, sexuality. Insightful feature interviews with leading Black feminist and queer thinkers including Dr Alexis Pauline Gumbs and Alexis De Veaux, offer this road-trip-meets-participatory documentary deeper intersectional contexts.

Cast member t’ai freedom ford in attendance, and will be guest reading from her new poetry collection, how to get over.

Screening Sponsors: The Cultch, Dr. Langston Raymond