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45 Years of Women Make Movies

The Revival: Women and the Word

Dir. Sekiya Dorsett, US, 2016, video, 82 min.

Introduced by Yaani Supreme (fka Jade Foster)

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.