ABOUT SCARED OF REVOLUTION

Umar Bin Hassan is a member of the revolutionary African-American art collective The Last Poets who rose to fame in the late 1960s. Music pioneers, seen as the founding fathers of rap. Umar himself, is a legend that captures the spirit of an era, and of a community. He takes us back to his past, where he was raised in an environment poisoned by racism, poverty and self-hate. With an absent father unable to forge lasting emotional ties. Yet Umar chose to be a poet. He made his personal message political, shocking both the white and black audiences; “Niggers are scared of revolution!”

 

Umar’s visionary poetry proved to be more powerful than himself, who fell prey to drugs and self-hate, and turned into an absent father and husband himself. Today, 50 years later, Umar has a second chance; to be the father he could never be before. This film, dealing with the self-image of this legendary man; the personal story of a black man’s redemption, is the hopeful bridge to this generation.

IDFA 2018 SCREENINGS

15 Nov 2018

21:00

EYE Cinema 1
Scared of Revolution
IDFA Competition for Dutch Documentary

16 Nov 2018

11:15

Munt 13
Press & Industry Screening: Scared of Revolution
IDFA Competition for Dutch Documentary

16 Nov 2018

13:00

Munt 10
Scared of Revolution
IDFA Competition for Dutch Documentary

22 Nov 2018

12:45

EYE Cinema 2
Scared of Revolution
IDFA Competition for Dutch Documentary

23 Nov 2018

19:00

Tolhuistuin
Scared of Revolution
IDFA Competition for Dutch Documentary

24 Nov 2018

19:30

Brakke Grond Rode Zaal
Scared of Revolution + Doc Talk hosted by Black Achievement Month
IDFA Competition for Dutch Documentary

25 Nov 2018

14:00

Ketelhuis Zaal 1
Scared of Revolution
IDFA Competition for Dutch Documentary