Guerilla Blues and Holy Ghosts
"Guerilla Blues and Holy Ghosts" is an experimental documentary directed by Aryan Kaganof that features a compelling portrait of Gylan Kain, one of the founders of “The Last Poets,” the Harlem spoken-word group established in 1968 which is said to be a precursor to hip-hop.

The Last Poets, an African American cultural group, formed on the anniversary of Malcom X's birthday, May 19, 1968 in Harlem, N.Y. Their works are considered a precursor to hip-hop. One of their founding members was Kain. This documentary interweaves scenes with Kain reminiscing, reciting some of his works and talking about his relationship with God, and some dramatic pieces.

"Guerilla Blues and Holy Ghosts" is notable for featuring footage from Kaganof's 'lost' feature "The Turner Revelation" (1995), which stars and is based on a play Kain. The documentary also incorporates footage from Kaganof's Georges Bataille adaptation "The Dead Man 2: Return of the Dead Man" (1994).

DVD5 | PAL 4:3 | 00:59:54 | 3.15 Gb + 3% rec
Language: English
Subtitles: none
Genre: Documentary

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