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A DREAM IS WHAT YOU WAKE UP FROM

Directors: Larry Bullard & Carolyn Y. Johnson  

Producer: Third World Newsreel

50 min., Experimental Documentary

Originally released in 1978, A DREAM IS WHAT YOU WAKE UP FROM explores the role of Black families in American society. The everyday lives of three Black families with different approaches to their struggle for survival in the United States are represented through a mix of fiction and documentary scenes, a docudrama style inspired by the work of Cuban filmmaker Sara Gómez.

Filmmakers Larry Bullard and Carolyn Y. Johnson relied on a mix of documentary and drama to record families engaged in their day to day activities at home, at work and in school.

 

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