By Kameelah L. Martin
Within this cinematic learn, Martin unravels how non secular autonomy affects the id, functionality, and belief of Africana ladies within the American well known mind's eye. Martin interrogates seventy-five years of yank movie representations of black ladies engaged in conjure, hoodoo, obeah, or Voodoo to parent what occurs while race, gender, and African spirituality collide. She develops the framework of Voodoo aesthetics, or the inscription of African cosmologies at the black woman physique, because the theoretical lens in which to scrutinize black girl spiritual functionality in movie. Martin locations the style of movie in dialog with black feminist/womanist feedback, delivering an interdisciplinary method of movie research.
Positioning the black priestess as one other new release of Patricia Hill Collins’ suggestion of controlling photos, Martin theorizes even if movie services as a secure area for a racial and gendered embodiment within the functionality of African diasporic faith. drawing close the shut interpreting of 8 signature motion pictures from a black lady spectatorship, Martin works chronologically to precise the trajectory of the black priestess as cinematic motif over the past century of filmmaking. Conceptually, Martin recalibrates the scholarship on black ladies and illustration by way of fantastically centering black girls as ritual experts and Black Atlantic spirituality at the silver screen.
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