Showing: Horace Ové  
Baldwin’s Nigger

Titled after James Baldwin’s assertion that the legacy of slavery is imprinted on his very name and identity, Trinidad-born British director Horace Ové’s provocative documentary captures Baldwin (accompanied by comedian and activist Dick Gregory) lecturing an audience at London’s West Indian Students’ Centre about America’s racist history, its impact on contemporary social divisions and foreign imperialism, and the possibilities for revolutionary resistance against oppression.

Horace Ové United Kingdom, 1968


Horace Ové’s fiction-film debut marks a watershed in the history of British cinema: the nation’s first feature to be written and directed by a Black filmmaker and the first to focus on the perspective of Black characters.

Horace Ové United Kingdom, 1975
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