Los Angeles: LA Ad Hoc Committee Against Repression, . Offset printed flyer. 8 1/2 x 11 in. Very good. Item #5660
Weekend of California screenings of the documentary Dread Beat an’ Blood, directed by Franco Rosso, focusing on dub poet Lintwon Kwesi Johnson and his involvement in the struggle of Black people against racism in Britain. Johnson’s poetry is rooted in the feelings of alienation and marginalization experienced by people of the African diaspora living in England during the turbulent 1970’s, when unemployment, police brutality, and disillusionment were widespread. The 45-minute documentary features live performances of poetry featured on his 1978 album of the same name at a march in Bradford, the Keskidee Arts Centre, and from the recording studio during work on the album. The screenings in Los Angeles were held three years after the film’s release and organized by the Committee
to Defend the October 20th Freedom Fighters & LA Ad Hoc Committee Against Repression.