America For Americans

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Films in Competition 9
Main Theater - Michigan Theater Sat, Mar 25, 2017 12:45 PM
Six short films including recent experimental, documentary, and animated works. Features the Hutongs in Beijing; a hand-painted visual poem about diaspora; one woman's absurdist struggle; a mobile home park in Silicon Valley; an essay about friendship, youth, illness and death in the form of an animated collage; and the World Premiere of America For Americans by Blair McClendon, a found footage essay film on the ecstacy and anguish of besieged black life in the United Stated of America.
Film Info
Event Type:Films in Competition 9
Black Diaspora
Shorts in Competition
Release Year:2016
Premiere Status:World Premiere
Production Country:USA
Cast/Crew Info
Director:Blair McClendon


America for Americans has a simple premise: you have heard this before, you have seen this before, you already know. There are found images you may have seen or assiduously avoided. There is dancing, dying, rioting. It is a collage of quotes drawing upon various histories of suffering and resistance. The speakers are writers, musicians, the aggrieved, the grief-worn, bystanders all at a moment of engagement with the precipice upon which black life is perched. It is the presentation of a siege.