26th Ji.hlava International Documentary Film Festival
The film's reflection on the violent riots that erupted in Black American communities of major American cities in the 1960s is strongly influenced by Guy Debord's situationism. The film's clip-like structure, in which the musical production of such 1980’s performers as Morissey and Skinny Puppy plays an important role, combines images from news programmes and poeticised lyrics during a specific reading of protest riots as a rejection of the logic of capital and the commodification of our lives. The destruction of urban space was not just an expression of anger, but a radical political gesture thrown at the establishment.
„Only African Americans can talk about issues of race. They speak from a certain position of experience. While that experience is specific, it’s not isolated or exclusive.“ T. Cokes
more about film