The Devil (2012)

“You don't know what we are”: a battle-cry that is almost a statement of intent. Made of archival and found footage, The Devil is composed of fragments and testimonials from the Black Panther Party struggle against oppression, composing a visual essay that documents the history of the movement and the way it developed. Whilst on surface level this might appear like a simple historical document, Periot's film does much more: by taking the oppressed minority par excellence as an example, it speaks for all those that have been cyclically turned into 'Others'. In doing so, The Devilgoes beyond historical specificity, becoming a wider comment on the near-universal tendency of perceiving difference as a menace, an enemy to be annihilated.  “You think you know what we are, but you don't... read more
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