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Listening for Something... Adrienne Rich and Dionne Brand in Conversation

Directed by Dionne Brand
Canada, 1996 (documentary, 56 minutes, colour / black and white, English)
Listening for Something... Adrienne Rich and Dionne Brand in Conversation
Photo © National Film Board of Canada

Film Description:
"The nation, the country, where do we belong in it? In this film through conversation and poetry two poets meet for the telling and the listening. Adrienne Rich is a distinguished American feminist poet, and author of numerous books of prose, poetry, essays and speeches. Dionne Brand is a Trinidadian-Canadian femininst poet, writer and filmmaker. Incisive and inquisitive, the two women meet to discuss the world as they each see it. Claiming any subject, they talk about events as they see them, analytic, contemplative, honest and open ended. Topics include political issues, feminism, racism and lesbianism, among others. The viewer is invited into the exchange by the familiar images of two women talking intimately around a kitchen table, in corridors, or casually outdoors in the United States, Tobago and Canada. Shot in black and white and in color, the conversation takes us over the territories of their poetry."
-- National Film Board of Canada (source)

Film Credits (partial):
Produced by: Signe Johansson, Ginny Stikeman
Cinematography: Susan Trow, Moira Simpson
Film Editing: Miume Jan Eramo
Music: Faith Nolan
Production Company: National Film Board of Canada / Office national du film du Canada
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