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Rain (Nyesha)
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Rain (Nyesha)

Melvonna Ballenger

1978 / U.S.A. / 16 min

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

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
Medea by Ben Caldwell
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
Ujamii Uhuru Schule by Don Amis
i Sunday 02 April 15H00 Cinéma 2
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English Original Version Subtitled in French MEETING WITH CHARLES BURNETT AND HAILÉ GERIMA AFTER THE TWO FIRST SHORTS

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
Medea by Ben Caldwell
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
Ujamii Uhuru Schule by Don Amis

Rain on Los Angeles. A young typist meets an activist and begins to reflect on the awakening of a new consciousness. A poem of growing awareness to the sound of John Coltrane’s “After the Rain”. “Storm winds are blowing.”

Melvonna Ballenger was born in 1954 in St. Louis, Missouri, and died in 2003. She pursued a career in television, as well as working for the Pan African Film Festival and teaching, with a constant concern for the issues of Black populations.