Nationtime is a report on the National Black Political Convention held in Gary, Indiana, in 1972. This historic event gathered Black voices from across the political spectrum, among them Jesse Jackson, Dick Gregory, Coretta Scott King, Dr. Betty Shabazz, and Amiri Baraka. Narrated by Sidney Poitier and Harry Belafonte, the film was considered too “militant” for television broadcast at the time, and, until recently, was only available in a “shortened” version. (William Greaves, 1972, 16mm to DCP, 80 minutes)
Part of the Summer of 16mm: Celebrating 100 Years of Film series.