The Revival: Women and The Word
Directed by Sekiya Dorsett
Music. Poetry. Sisterhood. Drama. That’s the tip of the iceberg when Sekiya Dorsett turned her lens on five young women as they journeyed across America in a cramped minivan determined to tell their truth. In the process, this dynamic quintet emerged as poetry rockstars – all of it captured in Dorsett’s fiery, fierce movie, which presents queer women of color as you have never seen them before. What a difference a week can make as the women – who rap, rage, converse on everything from gender identity to sisterhood, and laugh, long, hard and loud – make indelible, never to be forgotten impressions on each other and the audiences they encounter on each stop of the trip (including Chicago). A vibrant, creative maelstrom that sweeps along its viewers with the torrent of emotional poetics that pour forth from these talented wordsmiths, THE REVIVAL: WOMEN AND THE WORD is nothing less than the queer gospel according to those who thrive on it as their daily bread.