Historian's Take

Why Was Everybody Kung Fu Fighting In The 70s?

Episode 2 | 10m 23s  | Video has closed captioning.

Black Kung Fu films were wildly popular in the 70s, a welcome response to the anger many people felt against societal injustice. What was happening in the 70s that led to the growth of Black films and the popularity of Hong Kong Kung Fu flicks? In this episode, we unpack the history of how Black Kung Fu films became a sensation and why their themes are making are making a return today.

Aired: 04/25/22

Rating: NR


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