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A Different Image
Directed by Alile Sharon Larkin • 1982 • United States
In this poetic, groundbreaking work from LA Rebellion trailblazer Alile Sharon Larkin, Alana (Margot Saxton-Federella), a Black art student, sets out to reclaim her body image and self-worth from Western, patriarchal beauty standards and, in the process, discover her true heritage. Through a sensitive and humorous story about Alana’s relationship with a man (Adisa Anderson), A DIFFERENT IMAGE—which was shot by Charles Burnett, director of KILLER OF SHEEP and TO SLEEP WITH ANGER—makes provocative connections between racism and sexual stereotyping.