Traces of Soil: Where the Grass is Greener is an exploration
of native African and African- American identity through the eyes of
a first generation Ghanian-American woman. The film explores the varied
misconceptions that African-Americans have of African and vice versa.
Visually stunning and intellectually provocative, the film makes clear
both the pain of displacement and the pleasure of imagining notions
where the grass may be greener, but rarely is.
Dawn Jackson is a 2000 graduate of Bard College. Traces of Soil was
completed as part of her senior requirement. The film has been showcased
at the AngelCiti Film Festival, Atlanta Film and Video Festival and
as part of a series on Manhattan Neighborhood Cable Network. She is
currently working on her second documentary Versus a commentary about
hip-hop music and itıs political function in our society. She expects
to begin her year at Howard Universityıs Graduate Film program in Sept.
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