Faculty Member Appears in New Film
Professor Margaret Laurena Kemp appears in the new film Ten-Cent Daisy which has its world premiere at this year’s Urbanworld Film Festival’s silver jubilee in New York. The film will be shown Oct. 2 at 12:45 p.m.
The film is included in the American Black Film Festival which runs Nov. 3-14. The festival is online only with registration here.
The film is directed by Lisbon Okafor and written by Cheryl LaTouche and Obieze Okafor.
Ten-Cent Daisy centers on three sisters from a fishing village in the West Indies who take refuge in Berkeley, California, following a traumatic event that threatened to reveal a centuries-old family secret, dating back to the Middle Passage. A decade later, marooned in a foreign land, the bond between the sisters has splintered, leaving the youngest sister— the embodiment of the secret, vulnerable. Each sister is struggling to stay afloat when news from home forces them to reconnect and face the demons that drove them far from home.