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Cycles

Zeinabu Irene Davis

USA, 1989
18 minutes, B&W, Opt.
Available formats: 16mm

“As a woman anxiously awaits her overdue period, she performs African-based rituals of purification.  She cleans house and body, and calls on the spirits (Orishas in the Yoruba tradition), receiving much needed inspiration and assurance in a dream.  The film combines beautifully intimate still and moving images of the woman’s body and home space, along with playful stop-motion sequences.”

—Jacqueline Stewart.

Part of NEW DIRECTIONS IN AMERICAN AVANT-GARDE CINEMA.