Inspired by the Black Arts Movement of the 1970s, The Revival is a tour of queer women of color creating modern day spaces for art and resistance. Director Sekiya Dorsett brings viewers on the road with a group of five visionary poets who tour the country performing in seven states over nine days, and crafts an intimate look at a range of identities and experiences.
Date: Saturday, February 11, 9PM
Location: Lehman Auditorium, 202 Altschul
Q&A session to follow screening with director Sekiya Dorsett, and film subject/producer Jade Foster
Born in Nassau, Bahamas, Sekiya Dorsett is a queer filmmaker giving voice to issues of equality. In 2008, her first film, Wisdom and Understanding, a short experimental film, made its debut at NewFest Film Festival and the Oakland Black LGBT Festival. In 2009 her short Sisters, a story about a lesbian woman struggling to reconcile with her mother, was screened at the Austin LGBT Film Festival.Through online media, her project, The Rainbow Collective, merged race, gender, religion, and pop culture. By day she is a Writer/Producer/Editor, where she has created work for LOGO TV and NBC Universal. To see more of Dorsett’s work, check out visit sekiyadorsett.com
As founder of salon-styled poetry tour, THE REVIVAL, Jade Foster has connected over 2,000 queer women across the U.S. and abroad. Frustrated with the lack of outlets for poets who were neither totally academic or solely “spoken word,” THE REVIVAL tribe engages audiences on a new literary stage. The Brooklyn-based creative catalyst aims to redefine the American Literary Arts, and continues to present creative innovations through her writings and productions. To stay connect with Jade visit cereusarts.com.