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Hour Glass (1971)

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Directed by Haile Gerima

A young African American male rethinks his role as a basketball player for white spectators as he begins reading the works of Third World theoreticians like Frantz Fanon, and contemplates the work of Martin Luther King Jr., Malcolm X and Angela Davis. Highly metaphoric rather than realistic, Haile Gerima’s “Project One” (an early student film project at UCLA) visualizes through montage the process of coming to Black consciousness. —Jan-Christopher Horak

Producer: Haile Gerima. Screenwriter: Haile Gerima. Cinematographer: Haile Gerima, Larry Clark. Editor: Haile Gerima. Cast: Mel Rosier.

Digital video, b/w & color, 14 min.