Mother of the River
1995
BW
28 minutes
US
Mother of the River
This powerful drama of a young girl's slave experience in the antebellum South is based on the power of the folk tale and the riddle. Dofimae is an independent spirit despite her condition of slavery. She wanders into the woods and meets a mysterious woman who will give her name only as Mother of the River. Though dangerous for them both, their friendship blossoms and the two are able to use a bit of magic to help each other.
Screenings
• Women in the Director's Chair International Film & Video Festival, Chicago, 1995
• Cinema Remixed and Reloaded Exhibit, Spelman College Museum of Fine Art, 2007
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