A Place of Rage screening, chat with director Pratibha Parmar
Jess McCabe // 16 October 2008
Haringey Independent Cinema is screening a documentary about African American women’s role in the civil rights movement, two weeks from today, followed by a discussion with the director, Pratibha Parmar.
From HIC’s description:
This exuberant celebration of African American women and their achievements features interviews with Angela Davis, June Jordan and Alice Walker. Within the context of the Civil Rights, Black Power and Feminist movements, the trio reassess how women such as Rosa Parks and Fannie Lou Hamer revolutionised American society. Angela Davis, at one time the FBI’s most wanted woman, recounts her involvement with the Black Panthers and the US Communist Party. Her rarely seen 1970 prison interview, civil rights footage and archival photos are interwoven with June Jordan’s powerful poetry, linking issues of homophobia, racism, U.S. imperialism and liberation struggles world-wide. The insights of acclaimed writer Alice Walker (The Color Purple) and filmmaker Trinh T. Minh-ha enrich this engrossing portrait of African American feminism.
Parmar is a British film-maker, and she also directed Nina’s Heavenly Delights.
(Hat-tip to the West Midland’s Women’s Networking Hub)