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Conjure Women
A film by Demetria Royals
Produced by Louise Diamond
, 1995, 85 min., Color/BW

CONJURE WOMEN is an exciting performance-based documentary exploring the artistry and philosophy of four African American female artists. Celebrated ...

Dream Girls
A film by Kim Longinotto and Jano Williams, 1993, 50 min., Color

This fascinating documentary, produced for the BBC, opens a door into the spectacular world of the Takarazuka Revue, a highly successful musical theat...

Eat the Kimono
A film by Claire Hunt and Kim Longinotto, 1989, 60 min., Color

EAT THE KIMONO is a brilliant documentary about Hanayagi Genshu, a Japanese feminist and avant-garde dancer and performer, who has spent her life defy...

A Jury of Her Peers
A film by Sally Heckel, 1980, 30 min., Color

On a desolate American farm in the early 1900's, a farmer is found murdered in his sleep and his wife is jailed as the prime suspect. A powerful adapt...

Praise House
A film by Julie Dash, 1991, 25 min., Color

PRAISE HOUSE combines elements of theater, dance and music based on the rhythms and rituals of Africa. Julie Dash, director of DAUGHTERS OF THE DUST,...

Remembering Thelma
A film by Kathe Sandler, 1981, 15 min.

A lively profile of dance instructor and performer Thelma Hill containing rare footage of original Alvin Ailey Dance Theater and the New York Negro Ba...

Sphinxes Without Secrets
A film by Maria Beatty, 1991, 58 min., Color

Since its inception, performance art provided a forum for those artists whose work challenges the dominant aesthetic and cultural status quo. In SPHIN...

Syvilla
A film by Ayoka Chenzira, 1979, 15 min.

A portrait of Syvilla Fort focusing on the beauty of her choreography, the virtuosity of her dancing, and her role as teacher of a generation of Afric...

They Are Their Own Gifts
A film by Lucille Rhodes and Margaret Murphy, 1978, 52 min., 3 in series, Color

A three volume set of film portraits--Muriel Rukeyser, Alice Neel and Anna Sokolow. The poetry, painting, and dance of these three women is not artis...

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