This movie is Black Sci-Fi & Afrofuturism's largest secret. I saw this surreal cinematic essay/documentary at a Black Sci Fi screening last year, and everyone including myself couldn't believe we had never heard of it. And its 11 years old. The people in this film include Octavia Butler, Ismael Reed, Samuel R. Delany, DJ Spooky, Goldie, Derrick May, and also draws some intriguing lines between Sun Ra, George Clinton and Lee Scratch Perry. Its an expensive movie to buy or rent, but if you at least rent it and have a screening, you'll make your money back, and have a lot to reflect on...!! we stayed in the theater and talked for over an hour. shortcomings? not too many female perspectives, and Octavia Butler DEFINITELY could have been given more screentime. but it is hands down, a must see. enough from me. peepify.

The Last Angel Of History (John Akomfrah, 1997)
http://www.frif.com/new97/the_last_.html

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lol! Goldie's interview wasn't super memorable either... i was glad that they had a representative from another form of futuristic black music that doesn't get major props of being black music outside of Europe (drum n bass/jungle), but maybe Roni Size or LTJ Bukem coulda had more to say. i DID finish the movie wishing that Octavia Butler and Goldie had switched airtime.

i'm not surprised that you're the only one that has heard of this though, when i saw it last year, a medium packed small movie theater of black folks were in mouth agaped shock that they had never heard of this. including me.
Oh yeah. I definitely feel Techno. Used to get my dose at a friends' club in DC called "DC Sanctuary". Its now closed. Sometimes I play Techno to start writing.
....wow. you are truly a sista from anotha mothah!! i get excited when i meet black folks who like techno! yay!! :) have you seen or heard Jeff Mills "Blue Potential"? where he is accompanied by the Montpelier Philharmonic Orchestra?? very moving. the cd comes with the dvd as well. it has inspired many images for me, and i have also gotten tattoo work done while listening to it. (tattoo of a python). here's a clip if you aren't familiar, my fave track for the performance (and his too), "Gamma Player"
htp (peace)

...another reason why this site is so important! I've never heard of this gem. Thanks for the heads-up.
htp (peace)

Still looking for a less expensive copy....

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