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I first became aware of Dunbar's life and work through Cleo Bernard's fascinating experimental documentary, The Arbor (2010). The film combines standard documentary film techniques with actors lip-syncing actual recorded audio interviews with Dunbar's family, friends, and acquaintances to tell the story of Dunbar's short-lived life. Growing up in the British equivalent of the projects, her life was rife with poverty, violence, alcoholism, and a miscarriage at age 15 - the age at which she wrote ...more