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Marlon T. Riggs

Marlon T. Riggs

Marlon T. Riggs, Tongues Untied, 1989, film, still, Photo: Ron Simmons, Courtesy of Signigyin' Works and Frameline Distribution

 

Biography

Marlon T. Riggs (1957 – 1994, USA) was a filmmaker, artist and gay rights activist. His filmmaking addressed questions of cultural memory and race relations in America, and more personal topics such as sexuality or HIV. Riggs produced, wrote, and directed several television documentaries, including Ethnic Notions, Tongues Untied, Color Adjustment, and Black is... Black Ain't.

 

 

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