Diary of an African Nun (1977) - Julie Dash
Format: 16mm, b/w, 15 min.
A nun in Uganda weighs the emptiness she finds in her supposed union with Christ. Adapted from a short story by Alice Walker, the film was a deliberate first move by its director toward narrative filmmaking, though its graphic simplicity and pantomimed performance by Barbara O. Jones give it an intensity that anticipates Julie Dash’s work on Daughters of the Dust.
Why the hell is it only available for research at UCLA? Will someone please put the fucking film up on vimeo or youtube or something? The fuck is our history locked up in the vault for???!?!?!?
Took a break from commissions last night to sketch a tiny Storm, of the X-Men.
Life is too short to spend it at war with yourself.Unknown (via vanillabow)
I let it go. It’s like swimming against the current. It exhausts you. After a while, whoever you are, you just have to let go, and the river brings you home.Joanne Harris, Five Quarters of the Orange (via taupestry)