Black women speak candidly on issues of sex, class and gender roles. The video examines how African American women deal with issues of poverty, abortion, battering and lack of health care, and addresses how women's roles in community struggle and activism are often overlooked or ignored. The video also looks at media portrayals with an emphasis on the representation of Black women in music video. Part of the Not Channel Zero video series.
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Not Channel Zero encourages viewers to locate and challenge the biases of television and other media.
- Laurie Oullette,, Will the Revolution be Televised?
NCZ jars viewers' ordinarily passive acceptance of visual images and challenges them to form their own interpretations and, most important, their own opinions.
- LaRose Parris, American Visions
"An inventive New York media collective with an afrocentric perspective and a refreshing way of combining aesthetic imagination with political savvy."
- Jonathan Rosenbaum, Chicago Reader
The show has a hyperactive style that often jolts viewers into a stimulative, occasionally witty visual escapade.
- Ray Smith, New York Newsday
• Juror's Choice Award, Black Maria Film Festival
• African-American Women Behind the Camera series, Brooklyn Museum, 1993
• Walker Art Center
• Black Cinemateque, Dallas
• American Film Institute National Video Festival
• Institute of Contemporary Art
• The Third Wave International Women's Film and Video Festival
• Women in the Director's Chair
• Black International Cinema, South Bend and Berlin
• 545 Eighth Avenue, Suite 550, New York, NY 10018
• Telephone 212-947-9277
TWN acknowledges that in New York we are on the unceded territory of the Lenni Lenape,
Canarsie, Shinecock, and Munsee peoples and challenges the harm that continues to
be inflicted upon Indigenous and People of Color communities here and abroad,
which is why we all need to be part of the struggle for rights, equality and justice.
TWN is supported in part by the National Endowment for the Arts, New York State Council
on the Arts, New York City Department of Cultural Affairs, Color Congress, MOSAIC, New York Community Trust, Peace Development Fund,
Humanities NY, Ford Foundation, Hollywood Foreign Press Association, and individual donors.