Compensation | 2000

Drama, Romance
Inspired by a 1906 poem from early African American writer, Paul Laurence Dunbar, this unique drama explores aspects of Black culture in both turn of the century and present day Chicago in two parallel love stories ...more

Cast

... Malaika Brown

Actor

... Tildy Evans

Actor

... Minister Greeting Migrants

Actor

... Nico Jones

Actor

... Malvina--Tildy's Mother

Actor

... Tildy's Auntie Nidia

Actor

... Aminata Brown--Malaika's Sister

Actor

... Malaika's Mom

Actor

... Bill Young--Malaika's Best Friend

Actor

... Tyrone--Nico's Best Friend

Actor

... Jazz Club Emcee

Actor

... Period Movie Player

Actor

Company

Production Company

Production Company

Black Filmmakers Hall of Fame

Production Company

Center For New Television

Production Company

Chicago Historical Society

Production Company

Colorado Historical Society

Production Company

Synopsis

Inspired by a 1906 poem from early African American writer, Paul Laurence Dunbar, this unique drama explores aspects of Black culture in both turn of the century and present day Chicago in two parallel love stories, both about the relationship between a Deaf woman and a hearing man. The narrative revovles around two couples, Malindy & Arthur and Malaika & Nico, respectively taking place at the beginning and end of the twentieth century. Both pairs revel in the splendor of romance and a possibel lifetime of committment only to be forced to deal with the dreaded disease of their different times: tuberculosis and AIDS. This multi-layered film tackles various issuesa that arise in the relationships of these "mixed" couples. Capturing the silent film era, the film uses historic still photographs, ornate titles cards, and a complex audio design to convey the stories of these two star-crossed lovers.

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