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    Directed by Melvin Van Peebles • 1957 • United States

    The second short film Melvin Van Peebles made in San Francisco before decamping for Europe is a striking portrait of a group of day laborers competing to secure a job.

  • Les cinq cent balles

    Directed by Melvin Van Peebles • 1961 • France

    Made in 1961 in Paris, LES CINQ CENT BALLES is about a boy who tries to retrieve a five-hundred-franc note from a gutter.

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    Directed by Joe Angio • 2005 • United States
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    This 2005 documentary, directed by Joe Angio, traces Melvin Van Peebles’s filmmaking career from his feature directorial debut in France through his foray into the Hollywood mainstream to his revolutio...