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Release Date: October 16, 1998Running Time: 52 mins.
Genre: Documentary

Melvin Van Peebles
Mark Daniels
Christine LeGoff
Yves Jeanneau

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An examination of how Melvin Van Peebles' 1971 landmark film "Sweet Sweetback's Baadassss Song" signaled an important moment in American cinema by deconstructing the negative images of African-Americans portrayed by Hollywood in the days of the "Studio System."