Precious: Study Guide
I haven’t seen it yet, and I’m not likely to have a chance for some months, but I wanted to make public this study guide for the film Precious I received via the emails. It comes originally from Fallon Wilson, Black Youth Project Blogger, Summer McDonald, Black Youth Project Blogger, and Moya Bailey, Creator, Quirky Black Girls sent via Teachers for Social Justice.
Push to Precious: A google group tracking the responses, reviews, internet exchanges, and news about the film.
New York Magazine interview of Gabby Sidibe, star of Precious
From Feministing, “On Representation: Push versus Precious”
From What About Our Daughters, Katie Couric’s interview of Sapphire
Latoya Peterson, “What We Talk About When We Talk About Precious”
Armond White’s New York Press review of Precious
A.O. Scott’s New York Times review of Precious
David Edelstein’s New York Magazine review of Precious
Juell Stewart’s ColorLines piece The Black Matriarch as Villain (read after viewing the film)
Summer’s The Black Youth Project Lost in Translation: A Response to Precious
Fallon’s The Black Youth Project ISaw the Movie Precious, but what about her mother, Mary and We are All Like Precious: Gotta have a Man
The list concludes with the note, “We hope you find these tools useful and pertinent to your conversations. If you choose to film and/or podcast your discussions of Precious, we encourage you to submit them to the site here.”