The River Speaks of Thirst Film Screening and Discussion
In honor of Women’s History Month, the NCMA and the Justice Theater Project present a screening of The River Speaks of Thirst.
This critically acclaimed short film includes a collection of audio poems written by North Carolina poet laureate Jaki Shelton Green that document the real experiences of African American people past and present. Each poem is treated as a separate vignette using various mediums, including music, dance, song, and dramatic interpretation, to illustrate topics such as race, oppression, emancipation, religion, and grief.
Director and choreographer: Dr. Kristi V. Johnson
Composer: former NCMA artist in residence Carolyn Colquitt
Soloist: Sandra Dubose
Concessions will be available.
Images courtesy of Jaki Shelton Green