An upcoming film inspired by the afro-futurist novel, Brown Girl in the Ring by Nalo Hopkinson is on the horizon.
We told you about the film when it was being crowdfunded in 2015. It went on to become 116 percent funded.
Its description reads: “In 2049 the poor are confined to an island off the mainland of Toronto renamed The Burn. Ti-Jeanne, a reluctant priestess, must resurrect Caribbean spirits and survive the possession ritual that killed her mother or her people will die.”
The book was written in 1998. The Atlantic described it as taking place “in a walled-off inner city filled with crime, drug addiction, and poverty, where the causes of the city’s downward spiral are economic. In the novel, conditions worsen when those with money flee from the city to the suburbs. Policy after government policy fails to “revitalize” the inner-city, and the situation becomes little more than a theoretical policy problem that politicians invoke when they’re running for re-election.”
Major themes in it are magic and women of color feminism.
Brown Girl Begins is written and directed by Sharon Lewis.
The film will make its world premiere on Saturday, Sept. 23 at UrbanWorld Film Festival in New York.
Watch the trailer below: