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Milton Glaser 1968 Film Poster, No Vietnamese Ever Called Me Nigger

Printed poster, 23.75 x 35.5 in., promoting the David Loeb Weiss film, No Vietnamese Ever Called Me Nigger, artwork by Milton Glaser, 1968. This powerful, bright red poster features an abstract portrait of a young African American man on field of yellow, covered in part by two halves of a torn illustration of an African American child eating a large slice of watermelon. Text at top reads, "The United States National Student Association Presents," with the title of the film in bold letters below. At bottom, text reads, "A Film by David Loeb Weiss/Produced by Paradigm Films," with the film's Mannheim Film Festival first prize distinction listed above. Verso features stills and quotations from the film, along with popular reviews of the film and prices for hosting viewings. 

The ground-breaking film No Vietnamese Ever Called Me Nigger was titled after a common rallying cry during the Vietnam War protests of the 1960s and 1970s. Though often mistakenly attributed to Muhammad Ali, the jarring phrase proved to be a powerful slogan during the 1967 Harlem Fall Mobilization March, clips from which are featured heavily in the film. Though originally released in 1968, the film remains relevant in today's world, with one of its most gripping moments featuring a veteran's poignant question: "How can you tell me it’s too much to ask to be a human being?" 

Condition:

Poster with tears, creases and abrasions along heavy vertical and horizontal folds; creases at edges and in image.

Starting Price: $1,500
Estimate: $3,000 - $4,000
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