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Sweet sweetbacks baadasssss song

Sweet Sweetback's Baadasssss Song

Melvin Van Peebles / US, 1971 / 97 min.

This proto Blaxploitationfilm, the most influential film ever made by a black filmmaker, was the first film to present a radically different image of the black community. Eye screens the X-rated version.

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Independent documentary maker, programmer en cultural advisor Tessa Boerman will do an introduction on August 17.

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Director

Melvin Van Peebles

Production year

1971

Country

US

Original title

Sweet Sweetback's Baadasssss Song

Length

97 min.

Language

English

Subtitles

ENG

Format

DCP

Part of

Black Light

Black Light highlights the representation of black identity in films, from 1920 to the present.

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Illustration Brian Elstak
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