Foster says that through their films African-America women directors “are posing the question ‘Whose cinema is this?’ and ‘Whose body is this?'” *
Choose one of the following films and explain in 250-300 words how the filmmaker is answering those two questions.
Cycles (Davis, 1989)
Diary of an African Nun (Dash, 1977)
Hair Piece: A Film for Nappyheaded People (Chenzira, 1984)
*Foster, Gwendolyn A. Irene Zeinabu Davis: Constructing an Oppositional Gaze. Women Filmmakers of the African and Asian Diaspora: The Gaze, Locating the Subjectivity. ed. Gwendolyn Audrey Foster. Southern Illinois University Press, 1997, p. 23.