Presented as part of the 2017 Portland Black Film Festival.
digital restoration of this 1920 silent film from pioneering director
Oscar Micheaux, with a new score composed by DJ Spooky.
Landry (Flo Clements) takes a fundraising trip to Boston in hopes of
collecting $5,000 to keep a Southern school for impoverished black
children open. She then meets the warmhearted Dr. Vivian (William
Smith), who falls in love with Sylvia and travels with her back to the
South. There, Dr. Vivian learns about Sylvia's shocking, tragic past and
realizes that racism has changed her life forever.
Portland Black Film Festival is made possible through the generous
support of the Fred W. Fields Fund of the Oregon Community Foundation.