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L.A. Rebellion filmmakers and others discuss the movement in clips from a vintage UCLA student-produced television program and in other conversations.

Learn more about the UCLA Film & Television Archive’s ongoing “L.A. Rebellion” initiative.

Ben Caldwell Ben Caldwell

Arts educator and independent filmmaker Ben Caldwell grew up assisting his grandfather, who projected movies at a small theater in New Mexico.

Julie Dash Julie Dash

Born in New York City, Julie Dash is a filmmaker, music video and commercial director, author and website creator.

Haile Gerima Haile Gerima

Haile Gerima is an independent filmmaker and professor of film at Howard University in Washington, D.C. Born and raised in Ethiopia, Gerima emigrated to the United States in 1967.

Barbara McCullough Barbara McCullough

A native of New Orleans, Barbara McCullough spent most of her life in the Los Angeles area.  Experimental film and video were her first love as she strove to “tap the spirit and richness of her...