The Revival: Women and the Word
Sekiya Dorsett, U.S., 2016, 82 min.
This inspiring documentary chronicles the U.S. tour of a group of black lesbian poets and musicians, who become present-day stewards of a historical movement to build community among queer women of color. Their journey to strengthen their community is enriched by insightful interviews with leading black feminist thinkers and historians, including Dr. Alexis Pauline Gumbs, Nikki Finney, and Alexis Deveaux. As the group tours the country, the film reveals their aspirations and triumphs, and explores the unique identity challenges they face at the intersection of gender, race, and sexuality. The film provides a rare look into a special sisterhood — one where marginalized voices are both heard and respected.