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Legacy



 
Campbell X
2006 17 min.
Trinidad and Tobago/United Kingdom
Educational DVD Price $100.00

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A visually and aurally sumptuous exploration of the legacy of slavery on mother/daughter relationships in African Caribbean culture. As they pay tribute to their ancestors, a daughter asks her Caribbean-born mother why she was taught both Afro-Caribbean and European religious traditions. The mother admits that there was conflict about which ideology to teach, so a mix of Cumina, Catholicism and Anglicanism resulted. Though alienated by the beating she suffered as a child, the now-adult daughter describes her mother's understanding when, during college, she told her mother about her sexuality and her mother was lovingly accepting. Legacy will be of interest to Women's Studies, Multicultural Studies, African American Studies, Queer Studies, Cinema Studies and other departments and programs.

Legacy was shot exclusively in Trinidad and Tobago. The installation was originally curated and commissioned by David A. Bailey for the Arnolfini.

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