Coming to theatres tomorrow, Thursday, August 15:
SCARED OF REVOLUTION
Full Frame, Nederlands, Docs Against Gravity
A frank portrait of Umar Bin Hassan of The Last Poets.
Part of the influential collective of African-American poets and performers known as The Last Poets, Umar Bin Hassan espoused Black Power, struggling against the legacy of slavery and racism in America. Seeking to raise the consciousness of his people, his was a direct, confrontational style that also called out personal responsibility, such as his best-known, provocative piece, which lends Daniel Krikke’s film its title, “Niggers Are Scared of Revolution.” In this brutally honest profile, Hassan looks back on his life and on his personal demons that have led him to continue a cycle of neglect passed on from his own father. As he owns up to his shortcomings, the artist seeks to make amends for his past and repair relationships and trust with his family.