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Leah Gilliam
1995
BW
17 minutes
US
English
   
Sapphire and the Slave Girl

This film is loosely based on the 1950's British detective film SAPPHIRE, in which two Scotland Yard detectives investigate the murder of a young woman who is passing for white. Referencing everyone from Marlowe to Shaft, SAPPHIRE AND THE SLAVE GIRL situates its analysis in the persona of the hard-boiled detective in order to highlight transgressions of identity and location. Featuring a multifarious cast of identity-shifting Sapphires, this fast paced genre-bash visualizes and problematizes how identity is negotiated and performed within urban spaces.

Screenings
  • Whitney Museum of American Art Biennial, 1997
  • Fespaco, 1997
  • Cinema Remixed and Reloaded Exhibit, Spelman College Museum of Fine Art, 2007


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    Leah Gilliam
    1995
    BW
    17 minutes
    US
    English
     
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