Dir: Pratibha Parmar USA 1991 52 mins
Sun 26 August // 19:30 / Cinema
Place of Rage:
Want an urgent history of African American women driving the civil rights, Black power and feminist movements that you can dance to?
Featuring Prince and Janet Jackson as the spot-on soundtrack to interviews with Alice Walker and Angela Davis, A Place of Rage is our kind of revolution. Pratibha Parmar weaves the story of the 1960s civil rights movement and 1980s LGBT rights movement together in a reminder that the struggle continues because of such leaders. June Jordan’s ‘Poem about Police Violence’ is just one of many moments that still hit home.
Nice Coloured Girls:
In an Australian city, two Aboriginal girls plan a night out on the town at the expense (in both senses) of a white ‘Captain’. Brilliantly intercutting their story is an account of first contact, as an English explorer ‘surveys’ young Aboriginal women. The modern-day girls skip away laughing at the end of Tracey Moffatt’s incendiary film, leaving us unsettled.