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Uploaded on Oct 23, 2007

Filmmaker Aishah Shahidah Simmons talks about issues faced by black lesbians due to homophobia...part of a new documentary on lesbians of African descent...

http://www.harrietsgunmedia.com/black...

black./womyn.:conversations... features interviews with close to 50 out, Black lesbians including Poet/Author Cheryl Clarke, Filmmaker/Activist Aishah Shahidah Simmons, Poet/Author Staceyann Chin, Filmmaker Michelle Parkerson, Artist Hanifah Walidah, Hip-Hop Duo KIN, and Author Fiona Zedde. This film encourages progressive dialogue about images of Black lesbians and the stereotypes resulting from their portrayal in media and society at large. The director goal was to create conversation among Black lesbians of differing ages, backgrounds about the lack of communication among these groups and how this affects the overall unity of Black lesbians as a group.

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