Leah Gilliam

Sapphire and The Slave Girl (1995) 16mm, black and white, 18 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Political / Social Activism

"A sort of scratch-mix riff tape somewhat based on the 1959 feature film Sapphire which is a fictional story about the murder of a black woman who had been passing for white. Referencing everything from Marlowe to Shaft, this tape situates itself in the persona of the hard-boiled detective story." -- Tammy Rae Carland, of Mr. Lady Records and Tapes Racial politics are positioned at the core of the intrigue, the theme around which the mystery spins. And the city, Chicago, provides the premises from which a theorem is proved. Action passes for fiction; architecture and streets pass for avenues of control. Things are not always what they seem, and yet?

Rental: $75.00
16mm Rental: $75.00

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