Hidden Wisdom
TitleHidden Wisdom
DirectorPatricia Diaz
CountryUK
Year1988
Duration11mins
Format16mm, Umatic video
DescriptionFilmed in black and white, this evocative short is a poignant reflection on the passing of wisdom. Scenes shift between the powerful central narrator, a mysterious yet dignified figure of proud and noble African heritage; and a bleak urban landscape inhabited by black women performing low status menial jobs. Yet despite outward appearances it is these women who embody the spirit of that cultural past by their story-telling - a hidden wisdom passed through the generations.