• I Shall Not Be Removed: The Life of Marlon Riggs

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Long Train Running: A History of the Oakland Blues

  • Introduction

    Ashley Omoma is a journalist and documentarian, engulfed in the intersections between art and journalism. As a storyteller, she works to amplify narratives that often go untold.

  • In Person
featuring

Troyce Key, Sugar Pie DeSanto, Lowell Fulsome, Elmon Douggar,

Marlon Riggs and Peter Webster’s thesis project reflects on the heyday of Oakland blues in the late 1940s and ’50s, when an influx of African American shipyard workers mostly hailing from Louisiana and Texas arrived in the Bay Area. Combining vintage photographs, archival footage, interviews, and performances at venues like Eli’s Mile High Club, Riggs and Webster chronicle Oakland’s vibrant past while revealing an uncertain present.

FILM DETAILS 
Screenwriter
  • Marlon Riggs
  • Peter Webster
Cinematographer
  • Marlon Riggs
  • Peter Webster
Print Info
  • Color
  • Digital
  • 29 mins
Source
  • California Newsreel
Followed By

I Shall Not Be Removed: The Life of Marlon Riggs

Karen Everett, United States, 1996

I Shall Not Be Removed traces [Riggs’s] development from a precocious childhood in the close-knit African American community of Fort Worth, Texas, through his political awakening at Harvard, to his final years as a courageous advocate for free expression and on behalf of stigmatized people everywhere. Clips from all eight of Marlon’s films show how he evolved a unique experimental documentary style, mixing poetry and criticism, the personal and the political.”

California Newsreel

FILM DETAILS 
Screenwriter
  • Barbara T. Christian
Print Info
  • Color
  • Digital
  • 58 mins
source
  • California Newsreel