L.A. Rebellion Shorts III

Approx. Duration: 1 hour 40 minutes

L.A. Rebellion Shorts III

Approx. Duration: 1 hour 40 minutes

L.A. Rebellion Shorts III

Approx. Duration: 1 hour 40 minutes

L.A. Rebellion Shorts III

Approx. Duration: 1 hour 40 minutes

TIFF Cinematheque - Black History Month

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Five short films from directors Ben Caldwell, Don Amis and Larry Clark.

Films in L.A. Rebellion Shorts III

    • Medea
    • Ben Caldwell
    • Made on an animation stand and edited entirely in the camera, Medea combines live action and rapidly edited still images of Africans and African Americans with an invocation of Amiri Baraka's poem "Part of the Doctrine" to create an experimental meditation on art history, Black imagery, identity and heritage.

    • I & I: An African Allegory
    • Ben Caldwell
    • Drawing from Ayi Kwei Armah's novel Two Thousand Seasons, director Ben Caldwell meditates on reciprocity and on the concept of "I and I," which postulates no division between people, whereas the splitting of "you" from "I" is an invention of the devil designed to brew trouble in the world.

    • Ujamii Uhuru Schule (Community Freedom School)
    • Don Amis
    • A day-in-the-life documentary portrait of an Afrocentric primary learning academy in South Los Angeles that teaches its students the three Rs — Respect, Righteousness, and Revolution — and the importance of cultural values and self-defense.

    • As Above, So Below
    • Larry Clark
    • One of the most politically radical films of the L.A. Rebellion, director Larry Clark's rediscovered masterpiece imagines a post-Watts Rebellion state of siege and an organized Black underground plotting revolution.