Beauty in Truth: An Interview with Pratibha Parmar

Posted Tuesday 04 Oct 2011

Marian Evans did this recent interview with Pratibha Parmar about Parmar's documentary film Beauty in Truth about writer Alice Walker.

In this interview, Evans writes "Pratibha Parmar is a multi-award-winning filmmaker with a family heritage of protest. She has lived and worked on four continents: Asia, Africa, Europe, America, and has created many filmic spaces where women of color can reach each other across the various diasporas". These spaces include her very first video Emergence (where Palestinian, South Asian, African-American, and Chinese women speak about their art), A Place of Rage (about June Jordan and Angela Davis within the American Civil Rights movement, shortly to be re-released on DVD), an earlier film collaboration and accompanying book with Alice Walker, Warrior Marks, also about female genital mutilation, and a feature, Nina's Heavenly Delights, "a surprising love story where Scottish humor meets Bollywood spectacle".

Beauty in Truth is currently being prepared for an Indiegogo campaign to raise money to complete post-production.