Among Good Christian Peoples
TitleAmong Good Christian Peoples
DirectorCatherine Gund, Jaqueline Woodson
CountryUSA
Year1991
Duration30mins
FormatUmatic video
DescriptionBased on a poignant autobiographical essay by Woodson, this video adaptation illustrates the pull between desire for (religious) community and personal freedom. Woodson looks at where she finds community, growing up and grown: being in one of only two Black families on the block, being the only writer in a family of Jehovah's Witnesses, being the only lesbian in her sorority at an all Black college (and having a white lover at that). Featuring the music of Lavender Light Black and People of All Colours Lesbian and Gay Gospel Choir, the powerful story is contextualised with commentary by other gay and lesbian African-Americans, who explore the relationship between their religious beliefs and their 'forbidden' homosexuality.