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Daydream Therapy
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Daydream Therapy

Bernard Nicolas

1977 / U.S.A. / 8 min

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

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

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

Nina Simone sings the “Pirate Jenny” song from The Threepenny Opera, the day-to-day commentary of a hotel worker. In her daydreaming, she takes revenge for her humiliation and exploitation. Archie Shepp’s “Things Have Got to Change” concludes this poetic variation on alienation.

Haiti-born Bernard Nicolas settled in the United States after his family fled the Duvalier dictatorship. He is a documentary director, producer, writer and photographer.