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N'Dieye Gray Danavall video recordings

 Collection
Identifier: SSC-MS-00807

Scope and Contents

This collection contains raw footage created by Danavall.

Footage from Listen Up! contains thirteen different tapes and DVDs. It includes footage of interviews and organizing meetings before the March at Apres Diem Restaurant with NCRHE, NARAL Latina Health, SisterSong, and SisterLove; interviews, speakers and shots of the March for Women's Lives on April 25th; and footage of a post-march rally the following July in Atlanta.

Footage of the SisterSong conference in Chicago contains seven different tapes and DVDs. Footage includes indigenous rituals and education; discussion about adovcacy, intersectionality and coalition building, funding and infrastructure of SisterSong; working groups and committees; and presentations by SisterSong leaders, including Loretta Ross and Luz Rodriguez.

Dates of Materials

  • 2004

Creator

Conditions Governing Access

This collection is open for use without restriction beyond the standard terms and conditions of Smith College Special Collections.

Conditions Governing Use

To the extent that she owns copyright, N'Dieye Gray Danavall has retained copyright in her works donated to Smith College. Copyright in other items in this collection may be held by their respective creators. For reproductions of materials that are governed by fair use as defined under U. S. Copyright Law, no permission to cite or publish is required. For those few instances beyond fair use, or which may regard materials in the collection not created by Danavell, researchers are responsible for determining who may hold materials' copyrights and obtaining approval from them. Researchers do not need anything further from Smith College Special Collections to move forward with their use.

Biographical / Historical

N'Dieye Danavall is an Atlanta-based feminist film maker whose work focuses on transforming experiences of people of color. She is a Master of Arts graduate of Georgia University's Motion Imaging and Film Program. In addition to Listen Up!, major projects include Random Acts of Kindness (2007), an American's journey expressing her love of sharing with women in rural African communities, her directorial debut Return to Honor and an international feature length film Omama: Royal Blood. Danavall has also managed the National Black Arts Festival, Wavawoman Films and the National Association of Homebuilders.

Listen Up! New Voices for Reproductive Justice follows filmmaker N'Dieye Danavall as she travels to Washington D.C. to document several women of color, feminist groups as they organize for the 2004 March for Women's Lives. The documentary features SisterLove, SisterSong, the National Center for Human Rights Education, NARAL Pro-Choice and Pacifica Radio, as well as women of color participating in the march. Danavall utilizes footage from before, during and after the march, including a post-march rally in Atlanta. The footage of SisterSong includes a recording of their follow-up meeting to the march in July 2004, Chicago. SisterSong hired Danavall to record the film.

Extent

0.625 linear feet (2 boxes)

Language of Materials

English

Overview

This collection contains raw footage created by N'Dieye Danavall, an Atlanta-based feminist film maker whose work focuses on transforming experiences of people of color. The footage is from her film Listen Up! New Voices for Reproductive Justice, which documents several women of color and feminist groups as they organize for the 2004 March for Women's Lives. The documentary features SisterLove, SisterSong, the National Center for Human Rights Education, NARAL Pro-Choice and Pacifica Radio, and women of color participating in the March. Also included is footage of the 2004 SisterSong conference in Chicago.

Arrangement

The finding aid is divided into two series, one with footage from Listen Up! New Voices for Reproductive Justice and one with footage from the 2004 SisterSong conference in Chicago.

Physical materials are arranged by type of video recording, with the use copies in the first box and the master and preservation copies in the second.

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

As a preservation measure, researchers must use digital copies of audiovisual materials in this collection. Please consult with Special Collections staff or email specialcollections@smith.edu to request the creation of and access to digital copies.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Donated by N'Dieye Gray Danavall, 2009.

Existence and Location of Copies

Original video of March for Women's Lives has been digitized for research use and is available online (Smith campus only). Playlist available online.

Related Materials

This collection is very closely related to the SisterSong Women of Color Reproductive Justice Collective records. It contains footage of the SisterSong meeting recorded by Danavall and features members of SisterSong in Danavall's Listen Up! documentary footage.

Many of the other organizations included in the footage have their own archival collections, including SisterLove and National Latina Health Organization. In addition, information on NAPIL can be found in the Lawrence Lader papers.

Individuals interviewed by Danavall also often have their own collections, including Loretta J. Ross, Luz Rodriguez, Dázon Dixon Diallo, Nkenge Touré, and Carmen Vázquez. In addition, several of these indiviuals were interviewed as part of the Voices of Feminism Oral History Project.

Processing Information

In 2020, materials produced by Danavall were removed from the SisterSong collection and placed in their own collection.
Title
Finding aid to N'Dieye Gray Danavall film footage
Status
Enhanced Finding Aid (Completed)
Author
Sky Karp
Date
2019
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin

Revision Statements

  • 2020-02-17: Created new collection

Repository Details

Part of the Sophia Smith Collection of Women's History Repository

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