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Charles Burnett Biography

Charles Burnett is an African-American film director and actor. Burnett studied film at the University of California, Los Angeles and began filming Killer of Sheep while a student. It came out in 1977. A MacArthur Fellowship allowed him to make To Sleep with Anger, about a black family dealing with its past. He has turned to TV and documentary films, including Namibia: The Struggle for Liberation.

 

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