Back Inside Herself, 2009 Remix

Back Inside Herself

16mm/DVD   4 ½ min.   1984/ 2009

A visual poem on identity. Crafted from one of S. Pearl’s poems, it encourages women to reject imposed beauty standards and invent their own identity. Featuring actress Barbara-O. The version has an audio remix with vocals by Sharp and Dwight Trible.  1984 & 2009  4 min.

This is Sharp’s first film. In 2014 the 16mm print of the film was acquired by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences as part of the Women Make Movies collection.

Reviews & Awards

“Sharp communicates with a power and economy.”
–Los Angeles Times

1st Prize, San Francisco Poetry Film Festival
1st Place, Black American Cinema Society’s Independent Film Awards.

Back Inside Herself clip