I Shall Not Be Removed: The Life of Marlon Riggs

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Incorporating archival material, revelatory verite footage, and clips from his own work, a documentary which chronicles the life and works of the black, openly gay filmmaker Marlon Riggs whose controversial body works exploded on the scene with his landmark 1989 film "Tongues Untied" (USA). Riggs specialized in films dealing mainly with African-American males and the nuances of sexuality as it relates to their cultural, religious, and social identity. A teacher and prolific documentarian, the outspoken artist, Riggs, eventually succumbed to an AIDS-related illness in 1994.