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The Spook who Sat by the Door

by Curtis Marez

Recalling the debriefing by Col. Mathieu in The Battle of Algiers, the National Guard Col. in Spook vows to crush a Black revolutionary army in Chicago. The revolutionaries are led by a graduate of the FBI academy who went to school to learn the state’s tactics of counterinsurgency in order to defeat them. Ultimately the Black revolution discredits the Col. using the combined weapons of psychoactive substances and blackface.

Weaponizing Blackface

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Black revolutionaries use blackface as a weapon to defeat a counter-revolutionary colonel.

from The Spook Who Sat by the Door (1973)
Creator: Ivan Dixon
Distributor: Monarch Home Video
Posted by Curtis Marez
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