A Place of Rage
February 15, 2017 - 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM
A Place of Rage is an exuberant award-winning documentary film by filmmaker Pratibha Parmar. The film will be introduced by Marcelle Haddix, Chair, Reading & Language Arts, Syracuse University.
A celebration of the contributions and achievements of prominent African American women, the film features Angela Davis, June Jordan and Alice Walker. Within the context of civil rights, black power, lesbian and gay rights and the feminist movement, the trio reassesses how women like Rosa Parks and Fannie Lou Hamer revolutionized American society and the world generally.
A Place of Rage made its debut in 1991 yet its content is still one of the richest and most cherished, especially the powerful poetry from the late June Jordan.
“This lyrical film begins the much needed exploration of the Afro-American women who sustained and inspired the Civil Rights Movement of the 60′s. By shining an intimate light on some of our best known artists / activists Parmar eloquently reveals the power and poetry of the hidden faces. Her film is a visual embrace of who black women really are . ” Jewelle Gomez
Professor Haddix will facilitate a discussion after the screening.
Free to the public.