It Is a Crime

1996 | 00:05:23 | United States | English | Color | Mono | 4:3 | Video

Collection: Single Titles

Tags: Asian-American, Post-colonialism

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Using footage from mainstream British and Hollywood films, and excerpts from a poem by Shani Mootoo, this video explores the impact of cultural imperialism and the erasure of languageā€”residual tools of oppression on members of post-colonial societies.

This title is also available on The New McLennium.

Prizes + Awards

Director's Award, Black Maria Festival, 1997

Nominated for 1997 Deutsche Video Prize by the Zentrum fur Kunst Media.