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Contents
4
Interview
By ELlZABETI-I JACKSON
Independentfilmmaker Barbara McCullough hears the music ofspirits past and brings it into the
present in herfilms.

8

Displaced Desires
By STEPHEN BEST
In Young Soul Rebels director IsaacJulien winds a suspensefUl drama ofsexuality and interracial
desire.

CRITICS FORUM:

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The Culture ofChauvinism
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By l<ALAMu YA SAlAAM
Blackfilmmakers may have negotiated a detente with Hollywood, but what have they compromised?

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The Positive Void
By CLYDE TAYLOR
The newjack critics are working their own politically correct agenda.

d ertising Director
i1a Reid
Fa ding Editor
a id icholson

85-1989
Blae Film Review (ISSN 0887-5723) is published four
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This issue of Black Film Review was produced with the
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Commiss'on on the Arts and Humanities, the National
Endo ment for the Arts and the John D. and Catherine
T. ac hur Foundation.

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Peer Pressure
By JACQUIE JONES
Award-winning cinematographer Ernest Dickerson takes the director's chair.

Features

2
Film Clips
RememberingAlex Haley, Filmmakers On Violence, and more.

11
Books
Diary ofa Young Soul Rebel

12
Reviews
Finding Christa