Polishing Black Diamonds
TitlePolishing Black Diamonds
DirectorSusannah Lopez
CountryUSA
Year1989
Duration21mins
FormatUmatic video
DescriptionA poem by the Munirah Theatre Company, urging Black people living in Britain to treasure their history, gives this video its title. The basis of Munirah's work is self-esteem, education and growth. This all-woman company draws on oral traditions, observation and personal experience to create 'choreopoems' - fusions of words, dance and music - which express their views on Black life in Britain today.