trt: 3:30 min.
mini-DV, color, sound
A video poem inspired by Chinaka Hodge’s spoken words on her neighborhood in Oakland,
California. She takes viewers into the world of Darius, and through him, Trina, a young girl
negotiating impending womanhood, pregnancy, love, and doom.
Directed by: Katherine Copeland Anderson, Eli Jacobs-Fantauzzi, Vivian Wenli Lin
Spoken word written and performed by: Chinaka Hodge
Divine a.k.a. Don Divino