The Cry of Jazz


The film is a poetic examination of the meaning of jazz, Black American music, and the function of Black people in America.

"Negro life.,. as created through jazz, is a contradiction between worship of the present, freedom, and joy, and the realization of the futureless future, restraint, and suffering—which the American way of life has bestowed atop the negro."


Director: Edward Bland
Year: 1958
Genre: Documentary, Drama 
Type: Short 

Link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fE00fzXpI04







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