LITTLE SALLIE WALKER

A DOCUMENTARY BY MARTA EFFINGER-CRICHLOW

 

Little Sallie Walker is a feature-length documentary film that tells the story of how black women played as children. It is a captivating return to childhood. A diverse group of Black women, many of whom are sharing their stories for the first time, reveal with vulnerability how they have lived with play. They came of age during the birth and height of World War II, Civil Rights, and Hip Hop. They dared to create worlds where their imaginations soared. 

While the title of the film is inspired by the classic circle game, the women of Little Sallie Walker, now all living in different regions of the US, admit they were not bound by one type of play. The circle games, the hand games, the dress up, the summer salting, the dolls, the skating, the infinite imagining through play, evoke memories of both pleasure and pain and shape how these women view American society and their positions within it.

 

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