THE CASE OF THE THREE SIDED DREAM

By Adam KAHAN

DOBBSVISION - as PROD

Documentary - Completed 2014

The documentary film on Rahsaan Roland Kirk - a one of a kind musician, personality, satirist and
windmill-slayer who despite being blind, becoming paralyzed, and facing
America’s racial injustices – did not relent.

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SXSW 2014
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    • Year of production
    • 2014
    • Genres
    • Documentary
    • Countries
    • USA
    • Languages
    • ENGLISH
    • Duration
    • 87 mn
    • Director(s)
    • Adam KAHAN
    • Producer(s)
    • Adam KAHAN (Dobbsvision)
    • Synopsis
    • Rahsaan Roland Kirk was a one of a kind musician, personality, satirist and
      windmill-slayer who despite being blind, becoming paralyzed, and facing
      America’s racial injustices – did not relent.
      His life’s work was exploring sound and making music. Beyond that, he was an
      outspoken activist who started a political movement to get more exposure for
      Jazz in America – particularly on TV.
      Dreams were important to Rahsaan. They planted the seed in his mind to play
      three horns simultaneously. His name came from dreams. When asked about his
      religious beliefs, he would say: “I’m from the Religion of Dreams”.
      At the age of 40, at teh apex of his career, Rahsaan suffered a stroke which left him half paralyzed.
      Despite this, he continued to tour and play music, with the use of only one hand,
      literally until the day he died.
      "We hope you stay on the case. Don't get inside the case 'cause if you get inside the case, they'll shut the case up on you and you'll never get out again."
      -Rahsaan Roland Kirk
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