Child of Resistance + Selected Short Films

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Mar 24, 2013

(Haile Gerima, United States, 1972, 16mm, 83 min)

Barbara O. Jones, whose legend would be formed with her role in Bush Mama, brings to life Haile Gerima’s charged daydream of a woman activist in chains. Seething with the political current of the early 1970s, Child of Resistance provides great company for a second mid-length film screening tonight—Brick by Brick, which documents black residents of Washington, D.C. coming together to avoid being bought out of their homes.

Accompanying these two hard-hitting films are three shorts that capture the politics of place: O. Funmilayo Makarah’s L.A. on My Mind, Melvonna Ballenger’s Rain and Carroll Blue and Kristy Kang’s The Dawn at My Back: Memoir of a Black Texas Upbringing.

Tonight's program is part of our month-long series L.A. Rebellion. Read More >>

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