Fiche Film
MOYEN Métrage | 1973
As Above, So Below
Pays concerné : États-Unis
Support : 16 mm
Durée : 52 minutes
Genre : drame
Type : fiction


Un jeune garçon joue dans son quartier de Chicago, puis suit un adulte, Jita-Hadi, un soldat de Marine qui revient du Vietnam avec une haute conscience politique.
Le film interroge la légalité de la guerre au Vietnam. Et si une mobilisation noire portait la révolution en Amérique ?

Réalisateur, scénariste, Directeur photo, Monteur et Producteur : Larry Clark

USA, 1973, fiction, 16mm, couleur, 52 min

Nathaniel Taylor (Jita Hadi), Lyvonne Walder, Billy Middleton, Gail Peters, Kodjo


A young boy playing in his Chicago neighborhood and then follows the adult Jita-Hadi as a returning Marine with heightened political consciousness.

A rediscovered L.A. Rebellion masterpiece, Larry Clark’s As Above, So Below comprises a powerful political and social critique in its portrayal of black insurgency.

Larry Clark’s astonishingly potent film reveals a black revolutionary group hidden in America preparing to raise up and overthrow a corrupt federal government and capitalist system that thrives on their oppression. Tracing the origins of this black insurgency over several decades the film follows its central character caught in what Malcolm X called the ‘psychological warfare’ unleashed on the black population, preached at by a prosaic church and corrupt capitalist society. A political critique of U.S. foreign and domestic policy, and the legacy of guerrilla warfare in Vietnam, the film turns the tables to imagine a black underground plotting to bring revolution to North America.

Director, Producer, Writer, Cinematographer and Editor: Larry Clark

USA, 1973, Drama, 16mm, colour, 52 min

Nathaniel Taylor, Lyvonne Walder, Billy Middleton, Gail Peters, Kodjo

New print struck from a new 16mm internegative off the original 16mm color reversal A/B rolls, and a new 16mm track negative off the original 16mm magnetic soundtrack mix.

Available for research at UCLA
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