A TROUPE OF PERFORMERS TRAVEL THE GREAT MIGRATION TRAIL — MISSISSIPPI TO CHICAGO –WITH THE ORIGINAL PIECE, “INVISIBLE: IMPRINTS OF RACISM”OPENING THE DOOR TO EMOTIONAL CONVERSATIONS A POIGNANT, POWERFUL DOCUMENTARY INVISIBLE IMPRINTS
INVISIBLE IMPRINTS Street Date: September 13, 2022DVD/Digital: $24.95 Includes Audio Commentary from Director Jay Paris and the Award-Winning Short, “Together – 6 Feet Apart.
SYNOPSIS This powerful documentary, an Official Selection at the SR Socially Relevant Film Festival and the Miami Indie Film Festival, follows a troupe of twelve Boston-based spoken-word poets and modern dancers as they travel from Jackson, MS up the Great Migration Trail to Chicago performing an original piece called “Invisible: Imprints of Racism”. After each performance, they dialogued with audiences as well as Civil Rights veterans, including Frank Figgers, Hezekiah Watkins, and Cleo Smith, whose stories are little known. In stop after stop up the Mississippi River, as these dramatic moments unfold on tour, the film captures the performers’ own struggles with race and identity, shedding light on the deeper truths of racial divisions from diverse perspectives. BONUS FEATURES
- Audio Commentary by director Jay Paris
- Bonus short film, Together – 6 Feet Apart — In the summer of 2020, as the pandemic raged, a group of nine dancers and three poets from Boston’s inner city agreed to meet on the basketball court at the Bromley Heath Housing Development. For two long days, they told their stories about their relationship to Blackness through movement and words. The film embraces the power of their unique narratives to open hearts and minds to the challenging divisions of racism and the joy and love that rises above it. (Directed by Jay Paris | 44 minutes)