”A passionate and powerful tribute. Captures the beauty, pride and sophisticated codes of survival of Black women.”
A Videotape by Frances-Anne Solomon
UK | 1990 | 56 minutes | Imdb
Produced by Ingrid Lewis | With Leonie Forbes, Adjoa Andoh, Djanet Sears
Choreography by Greta Mendez | Music by Dominique Legendre.
This extraordinary video 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 defiance and the rebellion which led to eventual freedom.
I IS A LONG-MEMORIED WOMAN illuminates Black diasporic culture and heritage.
“**** Powerful and moving.” Video Rating Guide for Libraries