JUMP CUT
A REVIEW OF CONTEMPORARY MEDIA

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Hoax of the lost ancestor: Cheryl Dunye’s The Watermelon Woman

Thelma Wills Foote

Author of Black and White Manhattan (Oxford University Press, 2004), Thelma Wills Foote has taught at New York University and the University of California, Irvine.  More recently, she was a Visiting Research Professor at the Center for Amerikaner Studier, Syddansk Universitet, Odense, Denmark.  Foote is now living in Rome, where she is writing a book on the production and communication of historical knowledge in film and video.

For another article on film written by Foote, see “Happy Birthday Nola Darling!:  An Essay Commemorating the Twentieth Anniversary of Spike Lee’s She’s Gotta Have It," Women Studies Quarterly 35, 1-2(Spring/Summer 2007): 232-246.

For a website of particular interest to teachers and students who wish to study mockdocumentary, go to www.wakota.ac.nz/film/moc-doc.shtml.