1996 | 55 min
The nation, the country, where do we belong in it? In this film, through conversation and poetry, two poets meet for the telling and the listening. Adrienne Rich is a distinguished American feminist poet, and author of numerous books of prose, poetry, essays, and speeches. Dionne Brand is a Trinidadian-Canadian feminist poet, writer, and filmmaker. Incisive and inquisitive, the two women meet to discuss the world as they each see it. Claiming any subject, they talk about events as they see them, analytic, contemplative, honest, and open ended. Topics include political issues, feminism, racism, and lesbianism, among others. The viewer is invited into the exchange by the familiar images of two women talking intimately around a kitchen table, in corridors, or casually, outdoors in the United States, Tobago, and Canada. Shot in black and white and in colour, the conversation takes us over the territories of their poetry.
National Film Board of Canada Website
Listening for Something… Adrienne Rich and Dionne Brand in Conversation, Dionne Brand, provided by the National Film Board of Canada