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Bush Mama

by Philana Payton

The two characters are connected via the score and are juxtaposed across time and space. The juxtaposition is enhanced by the use of extremely long takes, POV camera, and direct address. Although in two different locations, the characters in the scene seem to somewhat mimic each other and engage in a dialogue surrounding institutional power.

Very Long Takes in Haile Gerima's Bush Mama

Two scenes connected sonically that use extremely long takes.

from Bush Mama (1979)
Creator: Haile Gerima
Posted by Philana Payton