Portrait of a remarkable artist, revealing the critical events, passions, and challenges that shaped the life of John Coltrane and his revolutionary sounds.
Claiming Open Spaces
African-American culture clashes with the design of the modern American city.
- Premiere Date
- December 1, 1996
- 90 minutes
- Funding Initiative
- Open Call
The city parks of Columbus, New Orleans, Detroit, Oakland, and Montgomery, and the African-Americans who frequent them, are the subjects of this urban documentary. Public spaces, and the ways in which we use them, sometimes conflict with official city planning.