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Selected Shorts

August 16, 2015 @ 7:00 PM - 9:30 PM


UCLA Film & Television Archive presents “Tell It Like It Is: Black Independents in New York, 1968-1986.

Teach Our Children (1972)
Directed by Christine Choy, Susan Robeson.

Documenting the 1971 Attica prison rebellion with footage of the calamity and subsequent interviews with guards and prisoners, this penetrating documentary also critiques the systemic subjugation of people of color in America, and gives voice to those at Attica who organized to secure their rights under abject conditions.

English and Spanish with English subtitles, 35 min.

Free, White & 21 (1980)
Directed by Howardena Pindell.

Howardena Pindell delivers a stark direct-camera monologue recounting incidents in which she was discriminated against for being an African American woman. A blonde white woman (Pindell in disguise) injects a cynical rebuttal, claiming Pindell is just being paranoid.

12 min.

I Am Somebody (1970)
Directed by Madeline Anderson.

This inspiring documentary chronicles the struggles of underpaid female hospital workers in Charleston, South Carolina, in 1969, seeking to unionize as they heroically face down the National Guard and public opinion.

Producer: Madeline Anderson. Director: Madeline Anderson. Cinematographer: Don Hunstein, Roland Mitchell. Editor: Madeline Anderson.

30 min.

A Dream is What You Wake Up From (1978)
Directed by Larry Bullard, Carolyn Johnson.

An intimate portrait of members of three contemporary Black families, giving insight to the societal, economic, gendered and sometimes elusive forces that insidiously circumscribe and condition their everyday lives.

Director: Larry Bullard, Carolyn Johnson. Cinematographer: Larry Bullard. Editor: Allan Siegel. With: Lauren Craig, Kym Fleming, Damian Hayes, Cheryl Daniels, Onaje Frank Ruffin.

50 min.

FREE Admission for all UCLA students with valid I.D.!

More Info: UCLA Film & Television Archive Website


August 16, 2015
7:00 PM - 9:30 PM


Billy Wilder Theater
10899 Wilshire Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA 90024 United States