CHILD OF RESISTANCE

Exploring Haile Gerima’s ‘Child of Resistance’ and the Black Radical Tradition

Exploring Haile Gerima’s ‘Child of Resistance’ and the Black Radical Tradition

In Haile Gerima’s 1973 short film ‘Child of Resistance’, the political and intellectual work of revolutionary abolitionist George Jackson is invoked to cinematically map what Jackson identified as ‘neoslavery’. Kariima Ali explores the revolutionary literature that it cites throughout Gerima’s contemporaries at the time (the L. A Rebellion filmmakers) in laying down the groundwork in formulating what a ‘black cinema’ might look like.

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