Literature Alive Season 1 ''D'bi Young''


Literature Alive is a 13-part documentary series that profiles CaribbeanCanadian authors and follows the evolution of Caribbean-heritage fiction from the 1960s through to the hip-hop generation. These revealing and provocative documentaries explore the lives and creative process of these brilliant authors. In doing so, we discover the links between personal experience, ancestry, and migration; between Canada and the Caribbean; between an artist and their art.

One of the documentaries in the series is D’BI YOUNG: BLOOD, DUB, AND THE MATRIARCH. In it, dub poet d’bi young shares the screen with her mother, Anita Stewart, and emphasizes the importance of family and heritage in her work. This influence is obvious as we travel with d’bi to Cuba for a fierce and moving live performance. Anita Stewart proves to be a formidable storyteller in her own right, as the two women explore their bond, their history, and their shared belief in the power of poetry.

Internationally Acclaimed, BLOOD, DUB AND THE MATRIARCH Has Been Screened at the Following Festivals:
Reel Sisters of the Diaspora Film Festival 2006 (Brooklyn, NY)
FIPA, International Festival of Audiovisual Programs 2006 (Paris, France)