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Camille Billops

Sculptor, filmmaker and educator Camille Billops (1933-2019, USA) gained her BA at California State College in 1960. She later studied at the City College of New York. From 1973 to 1987, Billops taught in the Arts faculty of Rutgers University in Newark. Not only a prolific sculptor, Billops began making films in the 1980s including Suzanne Suzanne (1982) and Finding Christa (1991), which won the Grand Jury Prize at Sundance Film Festival in 1992. She produced her films together with her husband, James Hatch, and their production company Mom and Pop Productions. Billops died in 2019.

Filmografie

Suzanne, Suzanne (1981, co-dir), Older Woman and Love (1987, co-dir), Finding Christa (1991, co-dir), The KKK Boutique Ain’t Just Rednecks (1994, co-dir), Take Your Bags (1998, short), A String of Pearls (2002, doc, co-dir)

More info: Wikipedia, Camille Billops

Camille Billops op IFFR

  • Take Your Bags

    Essay over cultureel erfgoed, de gewelddadige toe-eigening ervan, en gemengde gevoelens, opgeroepen door de werken van Dalí of Picasso.

    • Cinema Regained
  • The KKK Boutique Ain’t Just Rednecks

    Polemisch essayistische tour (de force) door de geschiedenis en de aanwezigheid van raciale segregatie in de VS.

    • Cinema Regained
  • Take Your Bags

    Intelligente mijmeringen over het lot van de Afrikaanse slaven in Amerika.

    • main programme short
  • Finding Christa -Winnaar Sundance Festival

    Een in alle opzichten zeer persoonlijke film. In emotioneel opzicht spaart Camille Billops noch zichzelf, noch de toeschouwer.In 1962 nam Billops de pijnlijke beslissing om haar vier jaar oude dochtertje Christa af te staan voor adoptie. Ze stond haar kind in wanhoop af aan ‘The Children’s Home Society of Los Angeles’, wetend dat ze Christa […]