Let My People Go

Ming Yuen S. Ma

1992, 05:00 minutes, colour/B&W, English


Reframing the media representation of the L.A. rebellion and recontextualizing its significance by locating it historically and politically in a timeline with the pro-Democracy protests in Beijing, the fall of the Berlin Wall, and the AIDS activist movement in the U.S. (here exemplified by footage from the Universal Healthcare Demo in Washington D.C.).

A montage of associative images that resonate with each other, set to Diamanda Galas' rendition of the Black spiritual Let My People Go, as well as sampled soundbites from an Arsenio Hall radio program on the L.A. rebellion.

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