Dorothy Davis: Make A Way

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  • Dorothy Davis: Make A Way

  • Artist: Laurie McDonald
  • Year: 1984
  • Duration: 26:00
  • Country: United States
  • What's junk to some people, is treasure to others. Dorothy Davis: Make a Way is much a joyous celebration of spirit as an intimate portrait of Dorothy  This video documents this black woman's glorious creations and philosophies on recycling and duty to others. With her husband, Oliver, a scrap merchant, they struggle to provide care for pregnant girls and needy neighbors victimized by an unresponsive welfare system, in spite of their own poverty.
    Dorothy's home is a monument to the wonder of ingenuity and imagination; her furniture and decor is a kitschy meld of other people's garbage, recycled and reinvented. Introduced first to her home, then her church and community, we are soon entranced by her strength and determination.

  • Accession #: 1377
  • Distribution Status: In Distribution
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