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Ben Caldwell

1973 / U.S.A. / 7 min

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

Shown with :
A Day in the Life of Willie Faust, or Death on the Installment Plan by Jamaa Fanaka
Daydream Therapy by Bernard Nicolas
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
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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English Original Version Subtitled in French

Shown with :
A Day in the Life of Willie Faust, or Death on the Installment Plan by Jamaa Fanaka
Daydream Therapy by Bernard Nicolas
Four Women by Julie Dash
Hidden Memories by Jacqueline Frazier
The Horse by Charles Burnett
Hour Glass by Hailé Gerima
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

The poem of writer-activist Amiri Baraka (LeRoi Jones) “Part of the Doctrine” marks the rhythm of a lyrical collage of images on Black history, from Africa to America, the legacy of unborn children. The debut film of a key figure of the Los Angeles African-American cinema and art scenes.

At Leimert Park, the epicentre of Los Angeles’ African-American artistic life, filmmaker and teacher Ben Caldwell created the KAOS Network, an arts centre for experimental video and multimedia. His Project Blowed workshop was also a platform that brought some major rap groups to light. His films include Eyewitness: Reflections of Malcolm X and the O.A.A.U. (2006) and La Buena Vida (2008).