Reel Roots: Queen of Glory (15)

Brought to CatStrand as part of The New Black Film Collective’s Reel Roots programme, ‘Queen of Glory’ is the story of Sarah Obeng, the brilliant child of Ghanaian immigrants, who is quitting her Ivy League PhD program to follow her married lover to Ohio. When her mother dies suddenly, she bequeaths her daughter a Christian bookstore in the Pelham Parkway section of the Bronx where Sarah was raised. A follow-up on the classic immigrant’s tale, Queen of Glory provokes laughter and empathy, as its heroine is reborn through her inheritance.

About Reel Roots: Black History Month

Reel Roots: Black History Month invites us to embrace uplifting stories of the fight for equality and the pursuit of excellence. Rather than patience and pity, we honour stamina and success. Rather than being victimised, our heroes are victorious.

Curated by The New Black Film Collective with the support of Film Hub Scotland, this film tour nods to Black History Month’s origins in America, traversing key moments in the abolitionist and civil rights movements to shows of strength in modern, quotidian life.

Director: Nana Mensah
Country: USA
Running Time: 1h18m
Year of Production: 2021

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