BLACK'S BACK

by Derek WOOLFENDEN
2009 / Mini DV / color-b&w / sound / 1S / 12' 00




This film consists of a subjective and imaginary vision of figurative combat: an Occidental image system, as embodied by Disney, versus an alternative image system originating in the political movements related to the Black Power movement in the United States. Just as Ravel's Bolero tells the story of a dancer who drags everything away in her wake, Camille Yarbrough's song All Hid establishes the structure of Black's Back. Media imagery mixes with fiction to create a cinematic song devoted to a photogeneity characterised less by skin colour than by the vital energy that it incarnates: explosive, self confident and therefore subversive.

2 PRINTS IN DISTRIBUTION


distribution format Mini DV (PAL)
screen 4/3 (single screen)
speed 25 fps
sound sound
original language English & French
translation French (Sous-titrage)
rental fee 29,00 €

distribution format Digital file on server (PAL)
screen 4/3 (single screen)
speed 25 fps
sound sound
original language English & French
translation French (Sous-titrage)
rental fee 29,00 €