An I for An I

1987 | 00:18:41 | United States | English | Color | 4:3

Collection: Single Titles

Tags: African-American, Body, Crime or Violence, Media Analysis, Politics, Race

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A formidable collage of striking images, this powerful and provocative work confronts racial violence through images of ecological mayhem, machismo, pornography, and Third World poverty — images which return to the taboo body of a black man. "Directed and produced by our culture," An I for An I studies how violence is internalized and psychologized by overlapping soundtracks, printed texts, recurrent images, doctored footage and split screens. The piece attacks racist culture and pleads for an alternative recourse to violence.