Schomburg Rewind Film Series: Brown Girl Begins

From April 17, 2018 18:30 until April 17, 2018 19:10
Posted by Toni Richardson
Categories: Theatre Night
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FILM: Brown Girl Begins

Presented in partnership with Urbanworld Film Festival

It’s 2049 and a druglord owns the streets of The Burn. Young Ti-Jeanne must choose between her fear of dying or harnessing the power of the Caribbean spirits to save her people. Brown Girl Begins is a post-apocalyptic tale about a young black woman who is trapped in a world forced upon her. Ti-Jeanne, a reluctant priestess, must resurrect Caribbean spirits and survive the possession ritual that killed her mother or her people will die. The fantasy elements of Brown Girl Begins have their basis in Caribbean folklore, inspired by Nalo Hopkinson’s award winning novel, Brown Girl in the Ring.

>>TALK BACK: Sharon Lewis, Director + Niama Sandy, Cultural anthropologist and writer.