This film drinks deeply from the life of writer, philanthropist, activist, Ioway/Wampanoag Native American, and Cape Verdean/African American lesbian Femme elder Jewelle Gomez to gift humanity with fierce hope. This new film by Madeleine Lim charts the confluence of generations and social movements of the 20th century and new millennium, from Civil Rights to marriage equality. Jewelle's powerful writing ripples out into the world through stories of a slavery-era vampire, queer Black ancestors, the buckskin dress of her great-grandmother, and imagined, starry feminist futures.
Content Warning: Mention of attempted suicide, racism, abortion, sex work, AIDS
Bio: Madeleine Lim is an award-winning filmmaker with over 25 years of experience whose films have broadcast to millions on PBS and universities, museums, and international film festivals. She is the founding Executive/Artistic Director of QWOCMAP.