Synopsis

While anxiously waiting for her period, a woman performs Caribbean/African purification rituals inside her small apartment, transfiguring prosaic gestures such as cleaning and bathing into a kind of trance and dance of images, some of which created from animation techniques. An experimental film whose diasporic scenes and soundtrack explore how rituals of the body are also rituals of culture. (C. A.)

Director

Zeinabu Irene Davis

Born in Philadelphia, Zeinabu Irene Davis (1961 -) began making films amidst the creative effervescence of the L.A. Rebellion movement, a new generation of Black filmmakers who emerged in California between the 1960s and 1980s. Director and producer of independent films, with an MA in African Studies and in Film and Television Production, Davis is known for exploring an Afro-diasporic female perspective in her films. She is currently a Communications Professor at the University of California, San Diego.

Credits

Producers

Zeinabu Irene Davis

Writers

Doris Owanda-Johnson

Cast

Stephanie Ingram, Marc Arthur Chéry

Cinematographer

Pierre Désir

Editor

Zeinabu Irene Davis