an evening with verse writer : a documentary by lanaire aderemi

  • Kofi Addei

lanaire’s first film, an evening with verse writer: a documentary by lanaire aderemi, chronicles the process of developing her play of the same name from an anthology of journal entries. through interviews, rehearsal footage, and more, the film gives viewers a behind the scenes look at the journey from page to stage, and shows the work and collaboration necessary to transform her art from poems to interactive performances. in a world where black women and their work continue to be erased from historical record, archiving and documenting black women’s voices is a political act. with this film, lanaire provides an intimate revelation of her creative process, and reiterates that the personal is political. an evening with verse writer: the documentary is an illuminating moment in this artist’s budding career and a furthering of her mission to move marginalised voices from margin to centre.