Directed by Dennis Leroy Kangalee
Narrative Feature | 2002 | 143 min.
Q&A with Dennis Leroy Kangalee and special guests
Cairo Medina, a young African American actor, goes through a station-of-the-cross journey to find the meaning of his life and eradicate the racism and police brutality that continue to plague the world. "As an Act of Protest" is an internal "Battle of Algiers". It is a cinematic poem about racism and its psychological effects. It is an avant-garde movie that is more like a classical theater piece rather than a foray into conventional narrative cinema and its style flows from documentary and melodrama to satire and horror.
"As an Act of Protest" is part of The Luminal Theater's ongoing "Black Is...?" series examining what Blackness is, what it ain’t, and what it can be.