Pamela Woolford, 2017. Photo by Rich Riggins.

“The narrative [and] the spoken word of the old woman…are quite lovely and wonderful and full of rich imagery.”
Wynn Thomas, production designer for Hidden Figures, Crooklyn, Malcolm X,  and numerous other Hollywood films

"Beautifully shot. Very evocative. A great mix of oral tradition and past remembrance and meditations on the body as suffering and a source of resistance and resilience." "This is a lovely and groundbreaking film.” 
Marita Golden, NPR Best Book author and Two-Time NAACP Image Award nominee
“An experimental short by Pamela Woolford demonstrated an intimate technique of storytelling involving multiple art disciplines, innovative use of dialogue and narrative.”
Denise JohnsonNew Pittsburgh Courier critic in her article “Black Bottom Film Festival—‘A celebration of the Black artistic voice and creative stamina’”

"Pamela's visual and auditory expression adds layer after layer of emotion.... I love the mystery, like I had stumbled upon some secret ritual to the past.'"
Lindsey Yancich, gallery coordinator for Smith Center's Joan Hisaoka Healing Arts Gallery

"I...found the storytelling and setting a beautiful and haunting mix."
Bonnie Thornton Dill, feminist scholar and dean, College of the Arts and Humanities, University of Maryland

"I...was moved to tears. This is such a phenomenal film!
Bevil Townsend, curator, In Your Ear arts series at DC Arts Center 

A "soul-stirring story...." "...the film is beautiful.'s pensive. It emotes. ...[an] amazing film."
Tim Gordon, film critic, DC Radio's FilmGordon Show

"...indeed a wonderful film."
Tre' McGriff, founder/director, CineOdyssey Film Festival
“I believe her novel-in-progress, Sleep, will one day afford her the acclaim that comes to few first novelists. The novel is a sensitive and thorough exploration of the lives of three people—quite specific in the details and characterization of those three, but universal because Pamela’s artistry opens a window to allow us to view ourselves, our loved ones, our neighbors in those three people. Sleep is a precious piece of work and deserves a wide audience.”
Edward P. Jones, Pulitzer Prize-winning novelist

"Great voice there. It has that feel of good literature."
Mark Wisniewski, novelist and Pushcart Prize contributing editor
“a gifted writer…doing what [she was] born to do—mine a good story. ...Meditations is broad in scope and emotions…[and] moving
Dawn Davis, VP at Simon & Schuster and publisher of The Misadventures of Awkward Black Girl by Issa Rae, The Butler by Wil Haygood, and The Pursuit of Happyness by Chris Gardner

“Stutter is written with a spare crystal clear beauty and has a definite cinematic quality. A moving commentary on missed connections and the deeper meaning of ‘recognitions.’”
Marita Golden, NPR Best Book author and Two-Time NAACP Image Award nominee

“I hold [Pamela] and [her] work in strong regard, strong regard indeed, and I’m behind [Meditations on a Marriage] 150%.”
Richard McCann, author of Mother of Sorrows and former president of PEN/Faulkner Foundation
This is What Happened is "moving and very carefully calibrated.”
Arik Gabbai, senior editor, Smithsonian Magazine
"I'm delighted with [Pamela's] clarity & determination to affirm what is true. Langston [Hughes] would have loved [her] for it."
Alice Walker, Pulitzer Prize- and National Book Award-winning author
"a strong, sharp writer"
Alicia Ostriker, Chancellor of the Academy of American Poets
Truth & Story, vlog #5, 10 Ways to Beat Writer's Block is "charming. It really is a fine thing. There's a lot of wisdom there re. writing—& it's fun to watch."
Mark Wisniewski, novelist and Pushcart Prize contributing editor

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