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Most widely held works about California Newsreel (Firm)
Most widely held works by California Newsreel (Firm)
Race the power of an illusion ( Visual )
12 editions published between 2003 and 2010 in English and held by 1,434 libraries worldwide
[This series] challenges one of our most fundamental beliefs: that humans come divided into a few distinct biological groups. This...series is an eye-opening tale of how what we assume to be normal, commonsense, even scientific, is actually shaped by our history, social institutions and cultural beliefs. Episode one explores how recent scientific discoveries have toppled the concept of biological race. Episode two questions the belief that race has always been with us. It traces the race concept to the European conquest of the Americas. Episode three focuses on how our institutions shape and create race.
Ethnic notions ( Visual )
15 editions published between 1986 and 2010 in English and held by 1,293 libraries worldwide
Covering more than one hundred years of United States history, traces the evolution of Black American caricatures and their role in political and social conflicts concerning race.
Unnatural causes is inequality making us sick ( Visual )
5 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 977 libraries worldwide
A seven-part documentary series arguing that "health and longevity are correlated with socioeconomic status; people of color face an additional health burden, and our health and well-being are tied to policies that promote economic and social justice. Each of the half-hour program segments, set in different racial/ethnic communities, provides a deeper exploration of the ways in which social conditions affect population health and how some communities are extending their lives be improving them"--Container insert.
Color adjustment ( Visual )
10 editions published between 1991 and 2010 in English and held by 943 libraries worldwide
This study of prejudice and perception traces over forty years of race relations in America through the lens of prime time TV entertainment. Black actors Esther Rolle, Diahann Carroll, Denise Nicholas, and Tim Reid and Hollywood producers Norman Lear, Steve Bochco and David Wolper reveal the behind-the-scenes story of how prime time was "integrated." Revisiting such popular hits as Amos and Andy, Beulah, The Nat King Cole Show, Julia, I Spy, Good Times and Roots, viewers see how bitter racial conflict was absorbed into the non-controversial formats of the prime time series.
Black is-- black ain't a personal journey through black identity ( Visual )
7 editions published between 1995 and 2008 in English and held by 941 libraries worldwide
American culture has stereotyped black Americans for centuries. Equally devastating, the late Marlon Riggs argued, have been the definitions of "blackness" African Americans impose upon one another which contain and reduce the black experience. In this film, Riggs meets a cross-section of African Americans grappling with the paradox of numerous, often contradictory definitions of blackness.
The Road to Brown ( Visual )
9 editions published between 1989 and 2004 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 851 libraries worldwide
Presents the role of the Black lawyer, Charles Houston, in the landmark Supreme Court case of Brown vs. Board of Education which overturned segregation.
Long night's journey into day ( Visual )
5 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 780 libraries worldwide
For over forty years, South Africa was governed by the most notorious form of racial domination since Nazi Germany. When it finally collapsed, those who had enforced apartheid's rule wanted amnesty for their crimes. Their victims wanted justice. As a compromise, the Truth and Reconciliation Commission (TRC) was formed. As it investigated the crimes of apartheid, the Commission brought together victims and perpetrators to relive South Africa's brutal history. By revealing the past instead of burying it, the TRC hoped to pave the way to a peaceful future.
The rise and fall of Jim Crow ( Visual )
2 editions published between 2002 and 2004 in English and held by 717 libraries worldwide
The rise and fall of Jim Crow offers the first comprehensive look at race relations in America between the Civil War and the Civil Rights Movement. This definitive four-part series documents the context in which the laws of segregation known as the "Jim Crow" system originated and developed.
Blue eyed ( Visual )
5 editions published between 1996 and 2003 in English and held by 697 libraries worldwide
Jane Elliott conducts a workshop where an arbitrarily selected group of individuals is targeted to experience prejudice and bigotry. Based on the blue eyed-brown eyed exercise.
Alice Walker ( Visual )
9 editions published between 1992 and 2009 in English and held by 686 libraries worldwide
An interview with author Alice Walker. Therein, Walker discusses her life, contemporary America, the "womanist" perspective, and reads from her poetry.
W.E.B. Du Bois a biography in four voices ( Visual )
6 editions published between 1995 and 1997 in English and held by 684 libraries worldwide
Four prominent African-American writers each narrate a period in the life of the sociologist and author W.E.B. Du Bois, and describe his impact on their work. They chronicle Du Bois' role as a founder of the NAACP, organizer of the first Pan-African Congress, editor of Crisis, a journal of the black cultural renaissance, and author of a series of landmark sociological studies. Anathematized during the McCarthy years, Du Bois immigrated to Ghana, the first independent African state, where he died.
Strange fruit ( Visual )
2 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 678 libraries worldwide
A history of the anti-lynching protest song made famous by Billie Holiday. Includes footage of Billie Holiday performing the song.
Richard Wright Black boy ( Visual )
5 editions published between 1993 and 2009 in English and held by 654 libraries worldwide
Biographical sketch of the Afro-American writer, Richard Wright. Includes a discussion of his literary works and the times in which he lived.
Wild women don't have the blues ( Visual )
4 editions published between 1989 and 2007 in English and held by 642 libraries worldwide
Through historic performances and recordings, captures the spirit of such pioneering blueswomen as Bessie Smith, Ma Rainey, Ethel Waters, AlbertaHunter, Ida Cox, and others.
Brother outsider the life of Bayard Rustin ( Visual )
3 editions published between 2002 and 2008 in English and held by 640 libraries worldwide
A documentary examining the life of Bayard Rustin, one of the first "freedom riders," an adviser to Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and A. Philip Randolph, and an organizer of the 1963 March on Washington. However, Rustin was forced to play a background role in landmark civil rights events because he was homosexual.
Black gold wake up and smell the coffee ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 628 libraries worldwide
"After oil, coffee is the most actively traded commodity in the world with $80 billion in retail sales. But for every $3 cup of coffee, a coffee farmer receives only 3 cents. Most of the money goes to the middlemen, especially the four giant conglomerates which control the coffee market. Tracing the path of the coffee consumed each day to the farmers who produce the beans, Black Gold asks us to 'wake up and smell the coffee', to face the unjust conditions under which our favorite drink is produced and to decide what we can do about it"--Container.
Toni Morrison ( Visual )
6 editions published between 1992 and 2008 in English and held by 610 libraries worldwide
An interview with author Toni Morrison. Therein, Morrison reads from her two novels and discusses her views of the contributions made by African Americans to American literature.
Black theatre the making of a movement ( Visual )
7 editions published between 1978 and 2009 in English and held by 592 libraries worldwide
Recaptures the birth of a new theatre from the Civil Rights activism of the 1950's, '60s, and '70s. Presents an encyclopedia of the leading figures, institutions and events. Clips from historic productions include the first all-black production of Genet's The Blacks, along with A Raisin in the sun, Black girl, Dutchman, and For Colored girls who have considered suicide when the rainbow is enuf.
August Wilson ( Visual )
7 editions published between 1992 and 2005 in English and held by 581 libraries worldwide
An interview with playwright August Wilson. Therein, Wilson describes his role as passing down the practical and spiritual wisdom of the African American community in his writings. He also expounds upon the influence of black traditions like storytelling and blues music in contributing to his plays.
The Black press soldiers without swords ( Visual )
3 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 542 libraries worldwide
"Too long have others spoken for us". Presents a history of African-American newspapers and journalism from the mid-19th century through the 20th century. Tells of the struggles against censorship and discrimination and for freedom of the press, with commentary by historians, journalists, and photojournalists.
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Multiple languages (10)
Creoles and Pidgins, Portuguese-based (6)
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