Illusions
TitleIllusions
DirectorJulie Dash
CountryUSA
Year1982
Duration34mins
Format16mm, Umatic video
DescriptionILLUSIONS is a drama set in a Hollywood film studio just after the Second World War. The central character is Mignon, a Black woman 'passing' as white in her own personal struggle to bring about changes in attitudes to her gender and her race. She critically re-examines her decision to 'pass' while attempting to defend the interests of a young Black woman being exploited in the industry. Made in film noir style, ILLUSIONS plays inventively on themes of cultural, racial and sexual domination..