The Davis Center at Williams College Presents a Documentary on the Community of Queer Women of Color

Media contact: Noelle Lemoine, executive assistant; tele: 413-597-4277; email: [email protected]

WILLIAMSTOWN, Mass., February 20, 2020—The Davis Center at Williams College presents The Revival: Women and the Word, a documentary film that grapples with gender, race, and sexuality to represent and provide insight into the community of queer women of color. The film is free and open to the public and will be shown on Wednesday, March 18, from 7 to 8:30 p.m. in Paresky Auditorium. A facilitator-led discussion will follow. Tickets are not required.

Directed in 2016 by queer filmmaker Sekiya Dorsett, The Revival: Women and the World follows an American tour group of black lesbian poets and musicians. These women make history as the present-day stewards of a historical movement to build community and give a voice to queer women of color. Featuring interviews with leading black feminist and queer thinkers, including Alexis Pauline Gumbs, Nikki Finney, and Alexis De Veaux, viewers follow the group’s tour around the country, experiencing their triumphs and aspirations alongside their unique identity challenges. The documentary reveals a rarely seen look into a sisterhood of women that hears and respects marginalized voices.

The film is the latest in the Davis Center’s monthly film series during the 2019-20 academic year that aims to broaden understanding and deepen appreciation of social change. Each month, the series will highlight a mainstream or independent film that speaks to issues across various dimensions of diversity, such as ideology, social identity, injustice, prejudice, and discrimination.

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