The Documentary Channel® (DOC) kicked off its "Black Documentary Cinema" showcase with S. Pearl Sharp’s critically acclaimed The Healing Passage/Voices From the Water 

The film screened for 15 months, 2011-12.

 © 2004 S. Pearl Sharp / A Sharp Show

"Beautiful and challenging…The finest accomplishment yet
from this noted poet-filmmaker”
-Kevin Thomas, Los Angeles Times"
The Henry Hampton Award For Excellence In Documentary Filmmaking, Roxbury Film Festival
“As a student of slavery and The Middle Passage (Quilting The Black-Eyed Pea)
I treasure this film.”
-Nikki Giovann

Blockbuster Video Audience Favorite Award, Los Angeles Pan African Film Festival
"An awesome reminder that we have always been here and always will be."
-Asa G. Hilliard, author, SBA:The Reawakening of The African Mind
 Jury Award and Audience Award, Best Documentary, Denver Pan African Film Festival
“A lot to think about.  I was profoundly moved.”
-Michael Slate, KPFK-FM, Los Angeles
Best Feature Directed by a Woman of Color, African Diaspora Film Festival
"Sharp's film abandons the economic and legalistic analyses
and provides answers in a language everyone can feel: art."
-Rod Watson, Buffalo News
Spirit Award, Reel Sisters of the Diaspora Film Festival
“An extraordinary piece of work . . . relevant not only to
African Americans, but to the world.”
-Ulysses Jenkins, Filmmaker and Prof. of Film, Univ. of California, Irvine
Best Documentary, Cine Noir Film Fest
"Deeply engrossing . . ."
-Herb Boyd, The Black World Today