DVD and DVD + 3-Year Site/Local Streaming
9 minutes, 10 minutes and 38 minutes, 1990-1992 Produced and Directed by Marlon Riggs
ABOUT THE FILM
To honor Marlon Riggs’ important cultural legacy as well as to facilitate the appreciation for and use of his work, we have created a Marlon Riggs Critical Resource page featuring articles, guides, transcripts and media. We are streaming for free the 58 minute personal and artistic biography of Marlon Riggs, I SHALL NOT BE REMOVED by filmmaker Karen Everett.
Three Seminal works by Marlon Riggs on one license.
Anthem (9 minutes) is an experimental music video asserting a defiant homoeroticism of African American male sexuality.
Affirmations (10 minutes) explores black male dreams and desires and is framed by the poetry of Essex Hemphill.
Non, Je Ne Regrette Rien (No Regret) (38 minutes) is a poetic and intimate film presenting moving testimonials and portraits of five black gay men. They each disclose their HIV+ status and how they fiercely combat the stigma around the disease. Marlon Riggs died with HIV/AIDS in 1994 and was dedicated to confronting the urgency of the AIDS epidemic in African American communities and especially among black gay men.