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James Babij


Film Role(s) Year
Welcome Home, Brother Charles (1975) Welcome Home, Brother Charles

Marketed as a Blaxploitation film, Welcome Home, Brother Charles subversively co-opts genre conventions to examine plantation-born racial myths surrounding Black male sexuality and white fears. On its surface a revenge tale of an African American man framed by the white establishment, the film reveals unexpected levels of surrealism and social commentary thanks to Jamaa Fanaka’s use of symbolism and subtext.

Cinematographer 1975
Shipley Street (1981) Shipley Street

An African American family sends their child to an all-white parochial school, where she is confronted with harsh discipline and racist attitudes in this drama by Jacqueline Frazier.

Cinematographer 1981