Seminar: Ganja & Hess

Black Independent Film
Oct 11, 2022, 7:30 pm9:00 pm
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While Black voices have been unjustly marginalized in the dominant narratives of American cinema, Black talent has a long history of enriching the movies, often operating brilliantly within the restraints set by independent production and distribution. With Princeton professor Kinohi Nishikawa as our guest curator for this series, we’ve recruited a roster of experts to speak on films ranging in release date, subject matter, and genre. Taken together, these films represent an evocative cross-section of the Black experience as reflected at the movies.

Event Description

Discussion Lead Michael B. Gillespie, Black One Shot

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Anthropologist Dr. Hess Green is played by Duane Jones, best known for his starring role in NIGHT OF THE LIVING DEAD just 5 years prior. When Dr. Green’s assistant George (dir. Bill Gun) stabs him with a dagger that once belonged an ancient African bloodsucking people he is studying, he develops of thirst for blood all his own. George’s wife Meda (Marlene Clark) befriends Dr. Green and the two of them discover the full powers and curses of the dagger together.

Event Type
Art and Culture
Event Category
AAS Recommended Events


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