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Child of Resistance

Child of Resistance (1972)
Director: Haile Gerima
16mm, b/w & color

Inspired by a dream director Haile Gerima had after seeing Angela Davis handcuffed on television, Child of Resistance follows a woman (Barbara O. Jones) who has been imprisoned as a result of her fight for social justice.  In a film that challenges linear norms of time and space, Gerima explores the woman’s dreams for liberation and fears for her people through a series of abstractly rendered fantasies.

Allyson Nadia Field

Available for research at UCLA

Film Credits

Individual Role(s)
Haile Gerima Director
Reed Hutchinson Cinematographer
Barbara O. Jones Cast
James Dougall Cast