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Afro-punk [videorecording] / Afro-Punk Films ; written, produced, directed, by James Spooner.

Spooner, James. (Added Author). Mitchell, Moe. (Added Author). Tamar-kali. (Added Author). Jones, Mariko. (Added Author). Davis, Matt, 1977-2003 (Added Author). Bad Brains (Musical group) (Added Author). Cipher (Musical group) (Added Author). Ten Grand (Musical group) (Added Author). Afro-Punk Films (Firm) (Added Author). Image Entertainment (Firm) (Added Author). Fishbone (Musical group) (Added Author). TV on the Radio (Musical group) (Added Author). Orange 9mm (Musical group) (Added Author). Candiria (Musical group) (Added Author). 24-7 Spyz (Musical group) (Added Author).

Available copies

  • 1 of 1 copy available at Berklee College of Music.

Current holds

0 current holds with 1 total copy.

Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Holdable? Status Due Date
Media Center DVD 2872 37684001020831 Annex Copy hold / Volume hold Available -

Record details

  • Physical Description: 1 videodisc (67 min.) : sd., col. with b&w sequences ; 4 3/4 in.
  • Publisher: Chatsworth, CA : Image Entertainment, c2006.

Content descriptions

General Note:
Originally issued as a motion picture in 2003.
Special features: deleted scenes, director's commentary, additional interviews, interview with the director, live performances, theatrical trailer.
Creation/Production Credits Note:
Cinematography, James Spooner, Kira Kelly ; edited by James Spooner.
Participant or Performer Note:
Featuring interviews with: Moe Mitchell, Tamar-kali Brown, Mariko Jones, Matt Davis ; excerpts of performances by Bad Brains, Tamar-kaii, Cipher, Ten Grand.
Summary, etc.:
Afro-Punk explores race identity within the punk rock scene. The film looks at the lives of four African Americans who have dedicated themselves to the punk rock lifestyle. They find themselves in conflicting situations, living the dual life of a Black person in a mostly White community. Afro-Punk features excerpts of performances by Bad Brains, Tamar Kali, Cipher, and Ten Grand. The film also contains exclusive interviews by members of Fishbone, 247- spyz, Dead Kennedys, Candiria, Orange 9mm and TV on the Radio, and others.
Target Audience Note:
Not rated.
System Details Note:
DVD, region 1; Dolby Digital 2.0 surround, NTSC.
Language Note:
English dialogue with optional Spanish or French subtitles.
Subject: Punk rock musicians > United States > Interviews.
African American punk rock musicians > Interviews.
Punk rock musicians > United States
Punk rock music > United States.
Punk culture > United States.
Music and race > United States.

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