Dark Progressivism (2015)

| Documentary | 2015 (USA)
From the blood on the streets to the walls of the galleries, Los Angeles artists share their experiences with inner city violence and their use of creativity as a form of redemption.

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Rodrigo Ribera d'Ebre, James J. Yi (co-director)

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From the blood on the streets to the walls of the galleries, Los Angeles artists share their experiences with inner city violence and their use of creativity as a form of redemption. Out of the explosion of the crack epidemic, gangs, vandalism, and stepped up police response during the 1980's, a new urban mentality developed. The community's reaction to police suppression resulted in criminal artistic expression as a form of rebellion against the social ramifications suffered on the streets and a rupture of previous art styles. Narrated through first-hand accounts by artists and academics such as: Defer, Prime, Big Sleeps, Gajin Fujita, Chaz Bojorquez, Chris Blatchford, Hector Tobar, Chris Brand, Cryptik, Richard Valdemar and others, this eye-opening documentary tells the story of a local nativist tradition in artwork that helps explain how the dark aspects of the built environment combined with forward-thinking principles have influenced contemporary art. As tattoos, murals, graffiti... Written by Dark Progressivism

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From the blood on the streets to the walls of the galleries.

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USA

Language:

English

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2015 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Dark Progressivism: On Rupture and Rebellion See more »

Filming Locations:

Los Angeles, California, USA

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$20,000 (estimated)
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