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L.A. Rebellion: Shorts Program 3
Saturday, May 18, 7pm
Logan Center Screening Room 201

Introduction by Sergio Mims

Ralph Ellison famously proclaimed that "geography is fate." These films portray how gentrification in Washington, DC, Jim Crow segregation in Houston, the pursuit of personal and political empowerment in L.A., and the abject space of prison shape the fates of Black people in individual and collecive ways.

Child of Resistance (Haile Gerima, 1972)
Brick by Brick (Shirikiana Aina, 1982)
The Dawn At My Back: Memoir of a Black Texas Upbringing (excerpt) (Carol Parrott Blue and Kristy H.A. Kang, 2003)
Rain (Melvonna Ballenger, 1978)

http://filmstudiescenter.uchicago.edu/events/2013/shorts-program-3

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