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“Love is the Great Rebellion,” Performance, Film, Conversation, and Q&A

Presented by Center for African American Poetry and Poetics at Online/Virtual Space

Oct 02 2020
“Love is the Great Rebellion,” Performance, Film, Conversation, and Q&A

The final event of our weeklong Collective Protest & Rebellion: A Black Study Intensive, presented by the Center for African American Poetry and Poetics.

In the wake of the Watts Uprisings, against the backdrop of the Civil Rights Movement and the raging Vietnam War, a group of African and African American students, including Charles Burnett and Julie Dash, entered film school at UCLA. Forming a group, now called, the L.A. Rebellion, these innovative filmmakers sought to create cinema that showed the full complexity of black life. The films by Burnett and Dash, in particular, remove the white gaze from their characters, and approach their

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