Skip to main content


USA, 1968 (MIFF 1969, Programme 23)

Director: David Loeb Weiss

The strongest statement yet from the black community. Such is the critical acclaim for this cine-verite documentary shot during one of the biggest peace marches in the United States. A group of black marchers move through Harlem and the reaction of the residents and onlookers is recorded. Interviews with three Negro veterans of Vietnam are intercut to show that the war has permanently altered the Negro's perception of his country and himself.

Why is there rebellion in the streets of black America? What did Martin Luther King mean when he said that the Vietnam war and the civil rights struggle were intertwined? How earnest is the revolutionary cry for a changed society—and how much change? In the frustration and bitterness, the determined optimism and humour, the intelli­gence and emotion of this powerful Negro film a sort of answer emerges which is terrifying and inexorable. You know that something's happen­ing, but you don't know what it is do you, Mr. Jones?

See also...

The Bet

Wouldn't you bet that if a man lived alone in a room without contact with the world outside, not even knowing day from night, he would go mad? The man himself believes it will help him improve his ... More »

Three Painting of Hieronymus Bosch

"The Adoration of the Kings," "The Mocking of the Christ" and "Ecce Homo" are the three paintings of Bosch simply and carefully observed and analysed. Excellent colour and absence of dramatisation ... More »

The Fun Factory

The Fun Factory is Mack Sennett's studio, where the slapstick two-reelers were churned out at a rate of two a week. Numerous extracts, starring, amongst others Chaplin, Gloria Swanson, Ben Turpin ... More »


The terminology and critical nomenclature that will label American Art of the 1970's is still being devised and debated. The implication is that, unlike the 1950s and 1960's, when a basic style and ... More »

I've Got This Problem

Boy meets girl, and, being "switched-on", they cut the talk about the weather and all that, and get down to communication proper. ... More »

William S. Hart

The first western star, William S. Hart, produced, directed his own films, and appeared in all of them as the lead. In this study of his work, we see extensive extracts from two of his sagas ... More »

Select a festival
Search The Film Archive
Browse By Director