Biography: Lionel Rogosin was born in New York City in 1924, graduated from Yale with a degree in chemical engineering, and spent four years in the Navy during World War II. After a decade in business, he decided to become a filmmaker. His first film, On The Bowery, is a dramatic documentary about homeless men on New York’s Skid Row; it won the Grand Prize at the Venice Film Festival and brought Rogosin to the forefront of the documentary movement. He followed On The Bowery with Come Back, Africa in 1960 and several other feature-length documentaries.
Films Shown in AFF, Inc. Programs:
Come Back, Africa (2000; 2012).
On The Bowery (1957);
Come Back, Africa (1959);
Oysters ‘R’ in Season (1966);
How Do You Like Them Bananas (1966);
Wonderful Times (1966);
Black Roots (1970);
Black Fantasy (1972);
Woodcutters of the Deep South (1973);
Arab Israeli Dialogue (1974).