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Directed by Marlon Riggs • 1991 • United States
Marlon Riggs’s experimental music video politicizes the homoeroticism of African American men. With images—sensual, sexual, and defiant—and words intended to provoke, ANTHEM reasserts the “self-evident right” to life and liberty in an era of pervasive antigay, anti-Black backlash and hysterical cultural repression.