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Pierre Désir


Film Role(s) Year
Cycles (1989) Cycles

As a woman anxiously awaits her overdue period, she performs African-based rituals of purification in this short by Zeinabu irene Davis.

Cinematographer 1989
Trumpetistically, Clora Bryant

Zeinabu irene Davis' fond portrait, rich with tunes and anecdotes of pioneering female jazz trumpeter Clora Bryant, a proponent of West Coast jazz whose early stints with the International Sweethearts of Rhythm led eventually to collaborations with Dizzy Gillespie and Charlie Parker, among others.

Cinematographer 1989
Compensation (1999) Compensation

In two Chicago love stories, set a century apart, a deaf woman and a hearing man face the specter of death in director Zeinabu irene Davis' feature debut. They also confront intraracial differences across lines of gender, class, education and ability. Through innovative use of sign language and title cards evoking the silent film era, Compensation is accessible to deaf and hearing audiences.

Cinematographer 1999