I Talk About Me, I Am Africa (1980)

Genres - Culture & Society  |   Sub-Genres - Race & Ethnicity, Social History  |   Run Time - 54 min.  |   Countries - South Africa  |  
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Originally filmed in 1980 at the height of apartheid in South Africa, I Talk About Me, I Am Africa offers an intimate look at theatrical forms of cultural resistance. Performances include a dramatization of black citizens' ongoing battle with the police, a symbolic linkage between prisons and the gold mines located beneath Johannesburg, and a then illegal reading of the defiant poem "I Talk About Me, I Am Africa," one of the most evocative and controversial pieces of writing the era knew.

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Apartheid, Black [race], prejudice, resistance, social-injustice, theater