Four Women
TitleFour Women
DirectorJulie Dash
CountryUSA
Year1979
Duration7mins
Format16mm, Umatic video
DescriptionFOUR WOMEN is an experimental dance film. It employs the use of stylised movements and dress to convey the spirit of African-American womanhood from an embryonic stage in the motherland Africa, through to the struggle to survive in America today. The film points to the many aspects and qualities of African-American women's resistance and endurance - 'invisible' to the majority of white society - while challenging the many well-worn stereotypes of Black women. Beautifully filmed to the accompaniment of Nina Simone singing the title song.