Presented by the Portland Black Film Festival.
SPIRITS OF THE REBELLION - This documentary by Zeinabu Irene Davis
provides intimate access to several filmmakers identified as the "L.A.
Rebellion" movement, including Charles Burnett, Ben Caldwell, Julie
Dash, Haile Gerima, Barbara McCullough, Billy Woodberry and Davis
herself, at work and in discussion. The film’s topics include the
origins of the name “L.A. Rebellion,” the importance of public education
to this group and in today’s world, and the intriguing question, “what
is a Black film?” Convening these artists for a review of their
experiences as students and fellow filmmakers, and working with them to
powerfully historicize their legacy on film and in society, Davis
creates a moving document and an important extension of their story.