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Hour Glass

Hailé Gerima

1971 / U.S.A. / 13 min

i Friday 24 March 20H40 Cinéma 2
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English Original Version Subtitled in French

Shown with :
The Horse by Charles Burnett
Picket in Response to the Arrest of Angela Davis by KTLA News
Student Rally in Support of Angela Davis Held at UCLA by KTLA News
A Day in the Life of Willie Faust, or Death on the Installment Plan by Jamaa Fanaka
The Kitchen by Alile Sharon Larkin
Hidden Memories by Jacqueline Frazier
Four Women by Julie Dash
Daydream Therapy by Bernard Nicolas
Medea by Ben Caldwell
Ujamii Uhuru Schule by Don Amis
Rain (Nyesha) by Melvonna Ballenger
i Sunday 02 April 15H00 Cinéma 2
X close

English Original Version Subtitled in French

Shown with :
The Horse by Charles Burnett
Picket in Response to the Arrest of Angela Davis by KTLA News
Student Rally in Support of Angela Davis Held at UCLA by KTLA News
A Day in the Life of Willie Faust, or Death on the Installment Plan by Jamaa Fanaka
Hidden Memories by Jacqueline Frazier
Four Women by Julie Dash
Daydream Therapy by Bernard Nicolas
Medea by Ben Caldwell
Ujamii Uhuru Schule by Don Amis
Rain (Nyesha) by Melvonna Ballenger

Haile Gerima’s first film during his UCLA studies depicts the growing awareness of racism and exploitation of a young black basketball player: America is a prison whose bars must be forced open. The Last Poets group raps out “Time Is Running Out” and Elaine Brown, president of the Black Panther Party from 1974 to 1977, sings “Seize the Time”.

Haile Gerima, born in Ethiopia in 1946, studied in Chicago then at UCLA before settling in Washington to follow a rich career as an internationally recognised filmmaker, between the United States and Ethiopia, along with intensive teaching, producing and distributing. During his stay in Los Angeles and at ULCA, he made Child of Resistance (1972), Harvest: 3,000 Years (1976) and his thesis film Bush Mama (1976), followed by Wilmington 10, USA 10,000 (1978), Ashes and Embers (1982), Sankofa (1993) and Teza (2008), among others.