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 Black Code/Code Noir

Black Code/Code Noir

A Short film by Louis Henderson

Produced by Spectre Productions

Production year : 2015


    Black Code/Code Noir unites temporally and geographically disparate elements into a critical reflection on two recent events: the murders of Michael Brown and Kajieme Powell by police officers in Missouri, USA, in 2014. Looking at these murders from an archaeological perspective, the film studies available audiovisual material and traces a route through history to explore the complex origins of what makes such tragedies occur. Claiming that behind the present situation is a sedimented history of slavery, preserved by the Black Code Laws of the colonies of the Americas, the film argues that these codes have transformed into the algorithms that configure police Big Data and the necropolitical control of African Americans today.


    Production and distribution (2)

    Photos (3)

    Full credits (6)

    Line Producer :

    Olivier Marboeuf

    Editor :

    Louis Henderson

    Music Composer :

    Joseph Munday

    Voice :

    Ana Vaz

    Sound Editor :

    Joseph Munday

    Sound Mixer :

    Simon Apostolou

    Technical details

    Short film

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    Sub-genre :

    Auteur documentary, Research - Experimental, Video art

    Themes :

    Internet, Minorities, Death

    Production language :

    English, French

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    Original French-language productions :


    Nationality :

    100% French (France)

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    Runtime :

    20 min

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    Production formats :

    Digital creation

    Color type :

    Color and Black & White

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    Audio format :

    Dolby 5.1

    Rating restrictions :