This powerful drama of a young girl's slave experience in the antebellum South is based on the power of the folk tale and the riddle. Dofimae is an independent spirit despite her condition of slavery. She wanders into the woods and meets a mysterious woman who will give her name only as Mother of the River. Though dangerous for them both, their friendship blossoms and the two are able to use a bit of magic to help each other.
• Women in the Director's Chair International Film & Video Festival, Chicago, 1995
• Cinema Remixed and Reloaded Exhibit, Spelman College Museum of Fine Art, 2007
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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.