Q&A with subject Jewelle Gomez and Director Madeleine Lim to follow screening.
JEWELLE: A Just Vision by acclaimed director Madeleine Lim chronicles the life of Jewelle Gomez, an Ioway and Wampanoag, African American, Cape Verdean, femme lesbian artist. From Black Power to Marriage Equality, Jewelle stood at the forefront, co-founding impactful social justice organizations. As a Lambda Literary Award-winning author, her novel "The Gilda Stories" pioneered Afro- and Indigenous futurisms, spanning from the 1850s slavery era to a 2050s climatic dystopia. Through plays, she revived the legacies of queer Black icons like James Baldwin, and her poetry in "Still Water" (2022) offers insights into Native American identity.
This documentary captures Jewelle's world with evocative visuals, powerful performances, intimate moments, and insightful interviews. Its haunting soundtrack, echoing African American and Native American traditions, features Grammy nominee Melanie DeMore, singer Allegra Bandy, and other luminaries. An intimate dive into art and activism, JEWELLE: A Just Vision stands as a testament to enduring hope amidst societal upheavals.
FILM KINDLY SPONSORED BY KAROL COLLYMORE & SEAN LAMBERT, AND MISSY CAPONE
Length: 63 minutes
Producer, Director: Madeleine Lim
Executive Producer: Queer Women of Color Media Arts Project
Co-Producer: T. Kebo Drew & Ruth Gumnit
Director of Photography: Madeleine Lim & Ruth Gumnit
Editor: Corey Ohama & Elizabeth Finlayson
Music Composer: Allegra Bandy & Melanie DeMore
COMMUNITY PARTNER: RACE TALKS
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Director: Mike Syers
Producer: Fermin Rojas
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