SATURDAY 23/09 AT 6 p.m. – SALA SCALO AT NUOVO CINEMA NOSADELLA
Following a dialogue with the director Madeleine Lim and protagonist Jewelle Gomez
Directed by Madeleine Lim – USA, 2022
ENGLISH WITH ITALIAN SUBTITLES
Translated by Annalisa Napoli
From Black Power in late-60s Boston, to AIDS activism in mid-80s New York, to Marriage Equality in early-10s San Francisco, JEWELLE: A Just Vision shines a joyful and hope-filled spotlight on award-winning novelist, playwright, essayist, poet, and journalist Jewelle Gomez.
An Ioway and Wampanoag, Black and Cape Verdean, femme lesbian, Jewelle co-founded decades-old social justice organizations that are more relevant than ever. Expansive in her creative imagination, inclusive in her philanthropic leadership, and passionate in her lesbian of color feminist ethics, she is an unrelenting torchbearer for the transformative power of the artist as activist.
This intimate portrayal weaves haunting visuals, poignant images and personal papers that illuminate her cultural impact. The soundtrack draws on African American and Native American spiritual and musical traditions. It drinks deeply from a life of art and activism, and anchors Jewelle’s personal struggles at the confluence of social movements.