It details the life of Dorothy who is a poor black woman. Her husband is put in jail for observable reason and she is pregnant with a second child. The government threatens to take away her welfare if she does not get an abortion.

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Barbarao ...
Dorothy (as Barbara O. Jones)
Johnny Weathers ...
T.C.
Susan Williams ...
Luann
Cora Lee Day ...
Molly
Simmi Ella Nelson ...
Simmi
Bettie J. Wilson ...
Social Worker
Bob Ogburn Jr. ...
Dahomey man
Ben Collins ...
Ben
Renna Kraft ...
Angi
Darian Gibbs ...
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Minnie Stewart ...
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Malbertha Pickett ...
2nd Welfare Recipient
Bertha Yates ...
Secretary
Chris Clay ...
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Charles Brooks ...
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It details the life of Dorothy who is a poor black woman. Her husband is put in jail for observable reason and she is pregnant with a second child. The government threatens to take away her welfare if she does not get an abortion.

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Hmmmm
4 October 2003 | by (Somerville MA) – See all my reviews

An interesting piece of documentary history into the work of Haile Gerima. The film is very rough but has its moments. The actors were believable but the story line seemed forced and a tad didactic. This should be judged as a piece of history and not a artistic effort.


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