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Afro-Punk (2003)

Afropunk: The 'Rock n Roll Nigger' Experience (original title)
Not Rated | | Documentary, Music | 4 August 2007 (Japan)
Afro-Punk explores race identity within the punk scene. More than your everyday "Behind the Music" or typical "black history month" documentary, this film tackles hard questions, covering ... See full summary »

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Ralph Darden ...
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Matt Davis ...
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Maya Glick ...
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Mariko Jones ...
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Moe Mitchell ...
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Bejay Rose ...
Black Punk
Tamar-kali ...
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Afro-Punk explores race identity within the punk scene. More than your everyday "Behind the Music" or typical "black history month" documentary, this film tackles hard questions, covering issues such as exile, loneliness, inter-racial dating and black power. We follow the lives of four people who have dedicated themselves to the punk rock lifestyle. They find themselves in conflicting situations, living the dual life of a person of color in a mostly white community. Written by Anonymous

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Brilliant Treatment of Race and Identity in America
25 November 2004 | by See all my reviews

This film, which many may assume is a historical punk documentary, actually is an honest and needed treatment of race and identity. Punk and Hardcore music is simply the microcosm in which it is told. First time Director, James Spooner, in telling this story, has opened new dialogues on these crucial subject both intra and interracially. Many times funny, sometimes sobering, a wake up call to America. An examination of the duality of racial identity that DuBois called "double consciousness." What could have been "The Bad Brains Story" is a story about kids, alienated by two cultures and two communities. Many of these punk and hardcore kids have never questioned their role in the punk scene or the black community until their interviews, and it's obvious as they struggle on camera to reconcile a fragmented self. Brilliant.


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