Scared of Revolution


About this case

Umar Bin Hassan hasn’t even hit 70 yet, but he walks with difficulty and there’s sadness and fatigue in his eyes. As a member of The Last Poets, a group of performance poets who expressed the progressive spirit of the times starting in the late 1960s, he was a major influence on later hip-hop artists. In one of his best-known pieces, Niggers Are Scared of Revolution, he criticizes his black brothers’ destructive, macho behavior.

Directed by Daniel Krikke
Cinematography by Thomas Fibbe
Editing by Tim Schijf
Grade by Marco van Bergen



May 19, 2019


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