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BUTTERCUP

Photos: Wes Rashid

Written and Performed by Dorcas Seb

Based on an original idea by Odile Mukete

Directed by Julia Samuels

Produced by 20 Stories High and Tigerlily Films

First broadcast: BBC4 April 2021 (45 mins)

Fortune is live streaming an informal spoken word gig to her online followers. As she takes the mic, she desperately hopes that her audience will include the one person who needs to hear her truth: her mother.

Weaving together words, poems, and memories, she shares her story, from her life as a vulnerable little girl in a bedroom in Kinshasa to a bold young woman partying and performing in Liverpool.

 

Only now is she ready to revisit a past she has locked away, to recognise the power behind her mother’s warnings, and to accept the truth that she was never to blame for what happened to her.

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