This video clip documents the multimedia installation 'behind closed doors...' as it was presented at Station Gallery in Whitby, Ontario (2012). In this work, a cacophony of female voices (5 channel sound) provide painful testimonies of sexual exploitation on colonial Caribbean sugar plantations while ghosted female hands are seen exchanging the seeds of the potent natural abortifacient, Poinciana pulcherrima (the Peacock flower, or Pride of Barbados). Armed with knowledge passed down orally from their African ancestors, enslaved women concocted potions from plants to end their pregnancies, as an act of political resistance against their exploitation as 'breeders' of new slaves and to prevent the expansion of the plantation economy. The installation provides an immersive experience in which the viewer gains access to several private testimonies through individual headphones. The text for the sound tracks titled 'Lilith' and 'Blood Red' are taken in part from Marlon James' novel 'The Book of Night Women' (2009).