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Reel Feminism: Compensation

February 21, 2014

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This month, COMPENSATION, the first feature by award-winning filmmaker Zeinabu Irene Davis (CYCLES and A POWERFUL THANG), presents two unique African-American love stories between a deaf woman and a hearing man. Inspired by a poem written by Paul Laurence Dunbar, this moving narrative shares their struggle to overcome racism, disability and discrimination. An important film on African-American deaf culture, Davis innovatively incorporates silent film techniques (such as title cards and vintage photos) to make the piece accessible to hearing and deaf viewers alike, and to share the vast possibilities of language and communication. (source: wmm.com)

Director: Zeinabu irene Davis
Country: USA
Year: 1999
Runtime: 95 minutes

Come down to the Clinton Street Theatre on Wednesday, February 26th at 7pm for a screening of Compensation with discussion to follow. Admission is $5-10, with anything over $5 going directly to support In Other Words.

REEL FEMINISM is a film series highlighting movies directed by women and genderqueer individuals that have a feminist perspective or address feminist topics. For more information, RSVP on Facebook and join the In Other Words presents: Reel Feminism group.

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