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L.A. Rebellion

A guide to UCLA Library resources related to the L.A. Rebellion film movement, including books, articles, moving images, and more.

Film and Video at UCLA Film & Television Archive

A significant portion of the work produced by this esteemed group of filmmakers, including UCLA student films, independent shorts, theatrically-released motion pictures and television projects—as well as select interviews—is available for onsite research viewing by appointment at the Archive Research and Study Center, located in Powell Library on the UCLA campus.  To arrange onsite research viewing, please contact the Archive Research and Study Center.


The UCLA Film & Television Archive is pleased to be able to make the following Project One films available as part of its ongoingL.A. Rebellioninitiative.

A Day in the Life of Willie Faust, or Death on the Installment Plan (1972)  Director: Jamaa Fanaka

Daydream Therapy (1977)  Director: Bernard Nicolas

Hidden Memories (1977)  Director: Jacqueline Frazier

Hour Glass (1971)  Director: Haile Gerima

The Kitchen (1975)  Director: Alile Sharon Larkin

Medea (1973)  Director: Ben Caldwell

Rain (Nyesha) (1978)  Director: Melvonna Ballenger

69 Pickup (1969)  Director: Thomas Penick

Ujamii Uhuru Schule Community Freedom School (1974)  Director: Don Amis


L.A. Rebellion filmmakers and others discuss the movement in clips from a vintage UCLA student-produced television program and in other conversations in these online interviews.

Ben Caldwell on UCLA's "The View" (c. 1979)

L.A. Rebellion filmmaker Ben Caldwell is interviewed about his film, I & I: An African Allegory (1979). Excerpted from "The View," a UCLA student cable program (c. 1979).

Julie Dash on UCLA's "The View" (c. 1979)

L.A. Rebellion filmmaker Julie Dash is interviewed by Barbara McCullough about her film The Diary of an African Nun (1977).  Excerpted from "The View," a UCLA student cable program.

Haile Gerima interviewed by Jan-Christopher Horak (2010)

L.A. Rebellion filmmaker Haile Gerima is interviewed by UCLA Film & Television Archive Director Jan-Christopher Horak after a screening of his film Teza (2008).  Footage courtesy of the UCLA School of Theater, Film and Television.

Barbara McCullough on UCLA's "The View" (c. 1979)

L.A. Rebellion filmmaker Barbara McCullough is interviewed about her film Water Ritual #1: An Urban Rite of Purification (1979). Excerpted from "The View," a student cable program (c. 1979).

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