WOULD YOU LIKE TO HOST A (VIRTUAL) SCREENING. Ngozi Onwurah’s WHITE MEN ARE CRACKING UP uses a murder mystery to explore the legacies of British colonialism and the exoticizing of Black women. I will take it to The Gambia where FGM is still prevalent and where this book was researched. The film captures the Jodie Foster look alike contest in San Francisco and a visually slick montage of views on Foster’s butch femme indeterminacy all help to confirm Foster’s status as a dyke icon. WARRIOR MARKS is a poetic and political film about female genital mutilation from the director of A PLACE OF RAGE, presented by the Pulitzer Prize winning author of THE COLOR PURPLE and POSSESSING THE SECRET OF JOY. In order to navigate out of this carousel please use your heading shortcut key to navigate to the next or previous heading. A stirring chapter in African American history, highlighted by music from Prince, Janet Jackson, the Neville Brothers and the Staple Singers. "Warrior Marks" enhanced what I had already learned about FGM. As if Jane Goodall worried about being eaten when she studied our primate cousins. Was this review helpful to you? Alice Walker made history as the first black woman to win the Pulitzer Prize for fiction for her groundbreaking novel, The Color Purple. Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? WARRIOR MARKS is a poetic and political film about female genital mutilation from the director of A PLACE OF RAGE, presented by the Pulitzer Prize winning author of THE COLOR PURPLE and POSSESSING THE SECRET OF JOY. Learn more about the program. The result turns the multicultural area of Africa into a very large place that is all the same, advances that there could be no reason for anyone ever to have performed these rituals that they do not understand, depict the elderly circumcisions as a monster, ignore a women's activist group because their cause was not our cause...in short, act like the very colonial powers they are attempting to discredit. A prolific writer who has been widely published in the U.K., Canada and India over the past twenty years, Namjoshi’s poems, fables and novels are characterized by her wit and wry, satirical sense of humor. Reviewed in the United States on April 23, 2019. Learning about yet another horrible practice that adults force on little girls. In this moving visual poem, the title refers to red, the color of blood spilt and the red of the sari, symbolizing sensuality and intimacy between Asian women. Please try again. This stylish new film from Pratibha Parmar features photographs by Nan Goldin and the hit single "Missing" by Everything But The Girl. -Beverly Guy-Sheftall, Ph.D Please read this book if you seek another point of view. Showing how “language invents worlds,” her vision as an Indian lesbian feminist is informed both by a lesbian consciousness and a deep Indian cultural framework. If men were required to experience a similar experience, we would soon see the end of FGM. The addition of Alice Walker's poetry and the sharing of her experiences as she and Pratibha Parmar traveled through Africa is an eye-opener, and the way the book is written gives the reader a personal view in the same way that Ms. Kassindja's book does. A rare and lively examination of disability and homosexuality as it affects both women and men, DOUBLE THE TROUBLE, TWICE THE FUN, advocates for acceptance rather than pity for the participants in this film. Warrior Marks Enter your mobile number or email address below and we'll send you a link to download the free Kindle App. Ms. Walker gives the women that she writes about a certain dignity, and while the reader may not be able to identify with the physical pain, some of the emotions may be felt. Directed by Gavin O'Connor. Prime members enjoy FREE Delivery and exclusive access to music, movies, TV shows, original audio series, and Kindle books. A film by Pratibha ParmarExecutive produced by Alice Walker, England | 1993 | 54 minutes | Color | 16mm/DVD | Order No. Check out some of the IMDb editors' favorites movies and shows to round out your Watchlist. KHUSH means ecstatic pleasure in Urdu. Reading this book drives me to tears and anger. The 13-digit and 10-digit formats both work. SIREN SPIRITS is only available as an 80-minute program. There was a problem loading your book clubs. Shot on location in Devon, England as well as at the Old Palace in India, the film includes interviews with young Indo-British lesbians, expressive readings and choreographed dance segments. So sad and astounding. Warrior Marks: Female Genital Mutilation and the Sexual Blinding of Women is a 1993 book by Alice Walker with Pratibha Parmar, who made an award-winning documentary of the same name. ALICE WALKER is an internationally celebrated writer, poet, and activist whose books include seven novels, four collections of short stories, four children’s books, and volumes of essays and poetry. Please try again. Fans and queer cultural critics share their favorite ‘iconic’ moments giving illuminating lesbian readings of Foster’s key films which trace the charismatic actor’s progression from early tomboy parts as a child star to mature performances depicting active, strong willed women with attitude. Mona's girlfriend has left Mona with a broken heart, an empty goldfish tank, and—in her altered state—the ability to pick up other people's conversations. A muddle, but not without emotional power. Access codes and supplements are not guaranteed with used items. THE DAY I WILL NEVER FORGET is a gripping feature documentary by acclaimed filmmaker Kim Longinotto that examines the practice of female genital mutilation in Kenya and the pioneering African women who are bravely reversing the tradition. Her film SARI RED is retained in the permanent collection at MOMA, NYC and Pompidou Center, Paris. Alice Walker and Pratibha Parmar expose the secret of female genital mutilation, a practice that affects one hundred million of the world’s women. Awarded The Visionary Award from the One in Ten Film Festival and the Frameline Film Festival Life Time Achievement Award, Pratibha is Writer/Director/Producer of over 16 documentaries and her films are included in THE PLACE IS HERE (2017) retrospective on 1980's British Black Arts movement, which highlighted issues of race, gender and the politics of representation. It also looks at the difficulties of enduring prejudice as both a disabled and gay person. Parmar argues that, far from being dead, feminism has thrived and expanded its reach through the direct, aggressive, and revolutionary medium of rock music, and through the role models of performers like Madonna and Ani DiFranco. This moving and powerful portrait of a unique and brave woman weaves Namjoshi’s life and writings into a sensual tapestry. (1994). For South Asian lesbians and gay men in Britain, North America, and India (where homosexuality is still illegal) the term captures the blissful intricacies of being queer and of color. THE RIGHTEOUS BABES offers a searing and timely critique of the commercialization of feminism through 'Girl Power' Spice Girls style, ditzy Ally McBeal and her trans-Atlantic counterpart, Bridget Jones. Four Black and Third World women artists, among them African American feminist poet Audre Lorde and Palestinian performance artist Mona Hatoum, speak forcefully through their art and writing. How dare the originators of this heinous procedure presume that what God created is faulty or a mistake? She won the Pulitzer Prize in Fiction in 1983 and the National Book Award. Includes interviews with victims, activists against female circumcision, and circumcisers. Following on from her 1992 novel Possessing the Secret of Joy, Walker undertakes a journey to parts of Africa where clitoridectomy is still practised. Her early life unfolded in the midst of violent racism and poverty during some of the most turbulent years of profound social and political changes in North American history during the Civil Rights Movement. Interviews with a wide range of disabled lesbian and gay people are intercut with dramatic recreations and performances. Reviewed in the United States on January 3, 2003. Mixing powerful archival footage with moving testimonials from friends and colleagues such as Howard Zinn, Angela Y. Davis, Gloria Steinem, Beverly Guy-Sheftall, Quincy Jones, Steven Spielberg and Danny Glover, ALICE WALKER: BEAUTY IN TRUTH offers audiences a penetrating look at the life and art of an artist, intellectual, self-confessed renegade and human rights activist. The book is well written and very well researched but a very sad subject. There is no benefit to putting a woman through this torture. Keep track of everything you watch; tell your friends. Synopsis: Warrior marks is a poetic and political film about female genital mutilation which affects one hundred million of the world’s women. Use the HTML below. Find all the books, read about the author, and more. This bar-code number lets you verify that you're getting exactly the right version or edition of a book. SIREN SPIRITS shows the powerful complexity of family and race relations in contemporary society and is testament to the brilliant creativity of these four directors. A must-see for Women's Studies and Black Studies classrooms, BEAUTY IN TRUTH is also a portrait of the complex ways in which race, class, gender, and sexuality intersect in contemporary U.S. history. 2 feminists (American and British) with a sense of self-important "truth" wander into 2 countries without much research or organization to "do good." Using magic realism, MEMSAHIB RITA by Pratibha Parmar looks at the physical and emotional violence of racism. Check out our recommendations to stream this month. Demystifying the African tradition of female circumcision, Longinotto presents Nurse Fardhosa, a woman who is single-handedly reversing the ritual of female circumcision one village at a time by educating communities about its lasting emotional and physical scars. Bring your club to Amazon Book Clubs, start a new book club and invite your friends to join, or find a club that’s right for you for free. Any man (or woman) who tries to uphold this procedure as something that benefits girls and women is of a criminal mind. Made in memory of Kalbinder Kaur Hayre, a young Indian woman killed in 1985 in a racist attack in England, SARI RED eloquently examines the effect of the ever-present threat of violence upon the lives of Asian women in both private and public spheres. There is no benefit to putting a woman through this torture. Use the Amazon App to scan ISBNs and compare prices. When her husband of twenty years dies, Bonetta is overcome by her loss and is taken to a mental hospital; but she knows she must escape to get to the crematorium to say farewell to the man with whom she has shared her life. FLESH AND PAPER is a lyrical exploration of the sense and sensibilities of Indian lesbian poet and writer, Suniti Bamjoshi. Also profiled are an inspiring group of runaway girls who are seeking a court injunction to stop their parents from forcing them to go through with the practice. This film unlocks some of the cultural, religious and political complexities surrounding this issue. Your recently viewed items and featured recommendations, Select the department you want to search in, Warrior Marks: Female Genital Mutilation and the Sexual Blinding of Women. Intercutting performance footage with interviews, Parmar explores her thesis with some of the most outspoken female musicians, feminist theorists, and journalists of the UK and US, including Sinead O’Connor, Skin (Skunk Anansie), Chrissie Hynde (The Pretenders), Tori Amos, Ani DiFranco, Camille Paglia, and Gloria Steinem. SIREN SPIRITS is a wonderful feature comprising four short dramas directed by women of color, produced by Leda Serene for the British Film Institute and BBC Television. A vibrant short film about how young Asian people in Scotland celebrate desire and self-pride through dance and music. In this epic work, women speak candidly about the practice and explain its cultural significance within Kenyan society. Die hard Foster fans like comedienne Lea de Laria’s comment that “If I was Hannibal Lecter, it wouldn’t be her liver I’d want to eat,” express the desire and lust shared by Foster’s lesbian fans around the world.
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