Spirits of Rebellion, 2015

Saturday, February 22, 2020, 1:30:00 AM UTC

FREE Screening


Henry Art Gallery auditorium


A group of  UCLA filmmakers from the late 60s to 90s created an alternative to the dominant American mode of filmmaking, realizing a cinema of informed, relevant and unfettered Black expression. The LA Rebellion filmmakers collectively imagined and created a new Black cinema against the conventions of Hollywood and Blaxploitation films by attending to narratives from everyday experiences  and interior lives of people in their communities.


Audio: English

Zeinabu irene Davis is an award winning  independent filmmaker and Professor of Communication at University of California, San Diego.

  • African Oscar for Best Diaspora Documentary at the African Movie Academy in Nigeria

  • Best Feature Documentary

  • Audience Award for Best Film from the BlackStar Film Festival in Philadelphia.

Discussion & Q+A with Zeinabu irene Davis, facilitated by Black Cinema Collective.

Event sponsors: African Studies Program (Jackson School of International Studies, UW), School of Interdisciplinary Arts and Sciences (UW Bothell), Cinema and Media Studies (UW Seattle), and the Simpson Center for the Humanities.


Available from Cinema Guild