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Birthright
(Birthright)

by Oscar MICHEAUX

Birthright-1939-2

In 1939, Oscar Micheaux made Birthright, a remake of his own now lost 1922 film. Ever since the large migrations towards the North, Micheaux had remained a fervent defender of the values of rural life and an active supporter of the struggle against racism in the southern United States during the years when the harshly segregationist Jim Crow laws still prevailed. The fight of the young Harvard graduate could be seen as a sort of indirect autobiographical projection of the filmmaker himself. JB

  • Titre français
    Birthright
  • Original title
    Birthright
  • Scénario
    Thomas Sigismund Stribling, Oscar Micheaux
  • Photo
    Robert Marshall
  • Son
    George Wicker
  • Interprétation
    Carman Newsome, Ethel Moses, Alec Lovejoy
  • Distribution
    Kino Lorber
  • Support de projection
    DCP
  • Sous-titrage

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