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Norma Blalock


Film Role(s) Year
Brick By Brick (1982) Brick by Brick

Shirikiana Aina exposes the gentrification of poor Black neighborhoods in late-Seventies Washington D.C. through compelling personal testimony, including participants in the Seaton Street project, in which tenants successfully united to purchase buildings.

Cinematographer 1982
Ashes & Embers (1982) Ashes & Embers

Nay Charles is an African American Vietnam veteran who no longer fits in, can’t find a job and is ultimately arrested by the police. Like his protagonist, Haile Gerima is both drawn to and skeptical of the black nationalist ideology. Finally, Gerima places his faith in African American youth, a vision of utopia after the grim lessons of contemporary race relations in America.

Cast 1982