Three women declaim excerpts from Gerda Lerner’s book Black Women in White America (1972), from memory, to the camera. Shot in the South Side of Chicago, this simple gesture summons up several stories of African-American women during the time of slavery. While confrontational, there is pride in the women’s delivery.

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Filmmaker
Cauleen Smith
Premiere
International premiere
Country
USA
Year
2017
Medium
DCP
Length
10’
Language
English
Producer
Cauleen Smith
Production Company
Nationsack Filmworks
Sales
Nationsack Filmworks
Cinematography
Candice Majors, Cauleen Smith
Sound Design
Jason Kulver, Nando Espinosa Herrera
Cast
Lisa E. Harris, Patrese D. McClain