‘Spirit of Rebellion’ Wins Best Diaspora Documentary Award

Spirits of Rebellion scooped theBest Diaspora Documentary award at African Movie Academy Awards (AMAA) held in Port Harcourt, Nigeria. Directed by independent filmmaker Zeinabu irene Davis, and co-produced by Andy Rice, Spirits of Rebellion, is a feature documentary based around a group of filmmakers who attended the University of California, Los Angeles’ (UCLA) film school between the uprisings in 1965 in Watts to Rodney King in 1992.

In describing the documentary, UCLA’s Head of Public Programs, Shannon Kelley says that it provides an “intimate access to several filmmakers identified with L.A. Rebellion, including Charles Burnett, Ben Caldwell, Julie Dash, Haile Gerima, Barbara McCullough, Billy Woodberry and Davis herself, at work and in discussion.”

“The film’s topics include the origins of the name “L.A. Rebellion,” the importance of public education to this group and in today’s world, and the intriguing question, “what is a Black film?”

Convening these artists for a review of their experiences as students and fellow filmmakers, and working with them to powerfully historicize their legacy on film and in society,
Davis creates a moving document and an important extension of their story.” – Shannon Kelley

Click on the video link below to watch the Spirits of Rebellion trailer.

Source: http://www.africa.com

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