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LOGLINE:A popular Jamaican women's troupe uses improvisation and theater as consciousness-raising tools for both rural and urban audiences
DIRECTED BY: Honor Ford-Smith & Harclyde WalcottDocumentary | Jamaica | 1985 | 45 mins | English |
The Sistren Theatre Collective, a popular Jamaican women’s troupe, uses improvisation and theatre as consciousness-raising tools for both rural and urban audiences. Their performances speak directly to the daily experiences of women – the least empowered workers who labour long hours, low wages, no benefits or rights to organize for better conditions. Using role-play and interviews with female cane-workers, Sistren develops dramatizations, which analyze social issues and pinpoint their concerns.