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The Blood of Jesus

Spencer Williams / US, 1941 / 57 min.

In between the two world wars, the 'race film' was a distinct category in the recesses of the American film industry. These low-budget productions, intended for black audiences, were an expression of racial inequality but also offered their audiences a chance to identify with characters who in mainstream Hollywood films only played a marginal role.

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Director

Spencer Williams

Production year

1941

Country

US

Original title

The Blood of Jesus

Length

57 min.

Language

English

Format

35mm

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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