Afro-Punk

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Released 2006

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Afro-Punk

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Released:
2006
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Afro-Punk appears to be a documentary about African-American punk music. However, it is in truth an exploration of racial identity, racial stereotypes and the experiences of minorities in both race and culture. The movie covers hot issues including black power and inter-racial dating. Its format is a series of interviews, from a large sample of black punk rockers, but it primarily follows the lives of four people who are dedicated to and important within the scene. Many of the interviewees are young people struggling to find their identity and maturity within the punk and hardcore community. It showcases both the punk lifestyle and the difficulty of being black in a predominantly white way of life. Also, the film contains a number of live performances by the featured artists as well as famous black punk band Bad Brains. Also featured are Cipher, Dead Kennedys, Apollo Heights, Candriia, Orange 9mm and Fishbone. The film is the debut of director James Spooner.

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Arts, Documentary, Music

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Musicals, African-American Heritage