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From These Roots

USA, 1974 (MIFF 1975)

Director: William Greeves

With the use of still photographs alone, the film attempts to recreate the social and political climate of the 'Harlem Renaissance'—a period of great artistic and cultural activities in the 1920's which had, and still has, a profound influence on Black American art, self-awareness and life styie,

Silver Medal, Atlanta. Silver Plaque, Chicago. Silver Medal, International Film and T.V. Festival. Gift of Laughter

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