A Place of Rage
Paola Bacchetta is a professor in the Department of Gender and Women’s Studies at UC Berkeley. She is author or coeditor of books, articles, and book chapters on transnational feminist and queer of color theory; queer decolonial theory; colonialism, capitalism, racism, gender, and sexuality; Hindu nationalism; and resistance.
Angela Y. Davis, Alice Walker, June Jordan, Trinh T. Minh-ha,
Parmar’s A Place of Rage is a fierce and loving assessment of the social movements of the 1960s from the vantage point of the 1990s culture wars. The film features interviews with three of the most influential Black feminist intellectuals of our time: Angela Y. Davis, Alice Walker, and June Jordan. The trio asserts the centrality of Black women’s labor and the necessity of intersectional movements for the liberation of all people—past, present, and future.
Pratibha Parmar, United Kingdom, 1988
Sadly still all too relevant, Parmar’s richly evocative 1988 cine-poem was made in memory of Kalbinder Kaur Hayre, a young Indian woman killed in a racist attack in the United Kingdom in 1985.
Pratibha Parmar, United Kingdom, 1991
Khush means “ecstatic pleasure” in Urdu. Inspiring testimonies of queer people of color bridge geographical differences to locate shared experiences of isolation and exoticization, but also the unremitting joys and solidarity of being khush (Kali Films).