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(238) 7.8 91 min 2018

Milford Graves Full Mantis is a movie starring Milford Graves. A philosophical investigation into the nature of humanity, art, creativity, being, and purpose. As much a visual poem as a documentary, the film oscillates from present...

Starring
Milford Graves
Genres
Documentary
Director
Jake Meginsky, Neil Young

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Audio English  Deutsch  Italiano  Español  Français  Gaeilge  Svenska  Nederlands
Subtitles 日本語  Čeština  Português  Australia  한국어  Filipino  Tiếng Việt  हिन्दी 
Quality 480p, 720p, 1080p, 2K, 4K
Genres Documentary
Director Jake Meginsky, Neil Young
Writer Milford Graves, Jake Meginsky
Stars Milford Graves
Country USA
Runtime 1H 31M
Description A philosophical investigation into the nature of humanity, art, creativity, being, and purpose. As much a visual poem as a documentary, the film oscillates from present to past and weaving intimate glimpses of the world renowned jazz percussionist's fascinating cosmology with blistering performances from around the globe.

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Sunday, 02 Aug 2020 07:16

This film is quite good and gives you a great look at the life of African Americans and how the politics of the times played out. In the mid-1960's, a group of African Americans in the Harlem neighborhood of Harlem, New York organized to protest the rise of the local police chief, Benjamin "Big Baby" Scarfe. The protestors called for a "black law enforcement" presence, and Scarfe responded by ordering the entire police force to disarm. The protesters occupied the police station and forced Scarfe to surrender, but he refused. In a confrontation at a neighborhood park, Scarfe ordered his men to shoot the protesters. The protesters were able to escape, but four of them were killed by Scarfe's men. In retaliation, the protesters set off a series of bombs, killing at least thirty-five people. The government then set up a "civilian" police force, and the protesters were ordered to disband. The film covers a number of key events, including the bombing, the police shooting of a demonstrator, the Nixon administration's attempts to make the protests illegal, and the bombings. There is also some talk of the civil rights movement, but it is very much in the background. The film does a good job of showing the protestors in their racial diversity, and the incredible tension between the police and the protesters. It is clear that the police did not like the protesters' presence, and a great deal of the violence was a result of that hatred. The film is a lot of fun to watch, and is well worth watching. However, it is a little slow in the middle, and I would have liked to have seen more about the Nixon administration's reaction to the bombings. Overall, a very good documentary.


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