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California Newsreel (Firm)

Works: 501 works in 1,814 publications in 4 languages and 83,413 library holdings
Genres: History  Documentary films  Nonfiction films  Documentary television programs  Biography  Nonfiction television programs  Internet videos  Biographical films  Educational films  Historical films 
Roles: prn, fds, Distributor, Producer, Publisher
Classifications: PN1997, 305.8
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Most widely held works by California Newsreel (Firm)
Race : the power of an illusion by Carl Rakosi( Visual )

38 editions published between 2003 and 2014 in English and held by 2,098 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This series challenges one of our most fundamental beliefs: that humans come divided into a few distinct biological groups, telling 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 by Marlon T Riggs( Visual )

23 editions published between 1986 and 2014 in English and held by 1,747 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Covering more than one hundred years of United States history, traces the evolution of Black American caricatures and stereotypes that have fueled anti-Black prejudice. Loyal Toms, carefree Sambos, faithful Mammies, grinning Coons, savage Brutes and wide-eyed Pickaninnies roll across the screen in cartoons, feature films, popular songs, advertisements, household artifacts, even children's rhymes. These caricatures permeated popular culture from the 1820s to the Civil Rights era and implanted themselves within the American psyche
Unnatural causes : is inequality making us sick? by California Newsreel( Visual )

27 editions published between 2004 and 2014 in English and held by 1,371 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Collateral damage: "In the Marshall Islands, local populations have been displaced from their traditional way of life by the American military presence and globalization. Now they must contend with the worst of the 'developing' and industrialized worlds: infectious diseases such as tuberculosis due to crowded living conditions, and extreme poverty and chronic disease, stemming in part from the stress of dislocation and loss"--Container insert
Brother Outsider : The Life of Bayard Rustin( Visual )

6 editions published between 2002 and 2014 in English and held by 1,116 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A documentary examining the life of Bayard Rustin who, although 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, was forced to play a background role in landmark civil rights events because he was homosexual
The road to Brown by William Elwood( Visual )

13 editions published between 1989 and 2014 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 1,115 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents the role of Charles Hamilton Houston in the cases which let to the landmark Supreme Court case of Brown vs. Board of Education. Gives background history of segregation, Jim Crow laws, NAACP and bio-data on persons influential in the desegregation movement
Frantz Fanon : black skin, white mask by Isaac Julien( Visual )

11 editions published between 1995 and 2014 in English and held by 1,043 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Explores one the of most influential theorists of the anti-colonial movement, as it follows Fanon from his birth in 1925 on the French island of Martinique through his medical training in France, then to Algeria where he joined the liberation struggle
Long night's journey into day by Frances Reid( Visual )

12 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 1,036 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Follows four cases over a two-year period that were brought before South Africa's Truth and Reconciliation Commission which investigates the crimes of apartheid, by bringing together victims and perpetrators to relive South Africa's brutal history. In so doing South Africa is showing the rest of the world that even the most bitter conflicts can be addressed through honesty and communication, providing the most definitive record of one of the most ambitious and innovative attempts at social reconciliation without precedent in human history
Color adjustment by Marlon T Riggs( Visual )

13 editions published between 1991 and 2014 in English and held by 1,010 WorldCat member 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. 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
Keïta!, l'héritage du griot Keita!, the heritage of the griot by Dani Kouyaté( Visual )

17 editions published between 1994 and 2014 in Dyula and French and held by 900 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Based on one of the most important works of African oral literature, the Sundjata epic. When a djéliba, a master griot or bard, arrives mysteriously at the home of Mabo Keïta to teach him "the meaning of his name," the boy and griot are inevitably brought into conflict with his Westernized mother and schoolteacher, who have rejected African tradition. The griot reveals to Mabo the story of his distant ancestor, Sundjata Keïta, the 13th century founder of the great Malian trading empire
James Baldwin : the price of the ticket by Karen Thorsen( Visual )

9 editions published between 1989 and 2016 in English and held by 879 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents a look at the life and influence of author James Baldwin, at once a major twentieth century American author, a Civil Rights activist and, for two crucial decades, a prophetic voice calling Americans, Black and white, to confront their shared racial tragedy. Through interviews with writers and friends, this documentary captures the passionate intellect and courageous writing of a man who was born Black, impoverished, gifted and gay
Black is-- black ain't a personal journey through black identity by Marlon T Riggs( Visual )

14 editions published between 1995 and 2014 in English and held by 859 WorldCat member 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. He shows many who have felt uncomfortable and even silenced within the race because their complexion, class, sexuality, gender, or speech has rendered them "not black enough," or conversely, "too black." The film scrutinizes the identification of "blackness" with masculinity as well as sexism, patriarchy and homophobia in black America
Faat Kine( Visual )

13 editions published between 1999 and 2015 in French and English and held by 850 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The drama of Faat Kine, an independent single mother and business woman who runs a gas station franchise; and also born in 1960, the same year Senegalese independence was attained
August Wilson by August Wilson( Visual )

13 editions published between 1988 and 2005 in English and held by 791 WorldCat member 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
Maquilapolis City of factories by Vicky Funari( Visual )

7 editions published between 2006 and 2014 in Spanish and held by 782 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Using video diaries kept by two women promotoras (community activists), this documentary explores the environmental devastation and urban chaos of Tijuana's maquiladoras, the multinationally owned factories that came to Mexico for cheap labor. Maquiladora workers--overwhelmingly women--produce televisions, electrical cables, toys, clothes, batteries and IV tubes, they weave the very fabric of life for consumer nations. They also confront labor violations, toxic waste dumps, and the unhealthy conditions in the colonias where they live. As globalization turns workers into a commodity that can be bought anywhere in the world for the lowest price, the stories of Carmen and Lourdes illustrate what can be accomplished with determination and faith in the future
A son of Africa the slave narrative of Olaudah Equiano( Visual )

11 editions published between 1995 and 2013 in English and held by 743 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A docudrama based on the book, The interesting narrative of the life of Oloudah Equiano, or Gustavus Vaasa the African, which was the first influential slave autobiography. When it was published in 1789, it fueled a growing anti-slavery movement in the U.S. and England. This production employs dramatic reconstruction, archival material and interviews with scholars. Equiano's narrative begins in the West African village where he was kidnapped into slavery in 1756. He was shipped to a Virginia plantation and then later sold again to a British naval officer. Here he learned to read and write, became a skilled trader, eventually bought his freedom and married into English society where he became a leading abolitionist
Strange fruit by Billie Holiday( Visual )

3 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 735 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A examination of the anti-lynching protest song made famous by Billie Holiday. Reviews the historical events, contexts and incidents of racial hatred that the song's title represents, and then the subsequent performances by Billie Holiday that brought the song and its message to a national audience. The film also follows the underlying problem of racism that continues into contemporary culture
Ralph Ellison an American journey( Visual )

7 editions published between 2001 and 2014 in English and held by 652 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"First documentary on one of the most gifted and intellectually provocative authors of modern American literature ... presents the first scenes ever filmed from Ellison's landmark novel, Invisible man"--Container
Fixed income attribution by California Newsreel (Firm)( )

1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Fixed income attribution is by its very nature a complex and mathematically demanding topic, and there is little information available on this area. Fixed Income Attribution has been written to fill this tremendous void.℗¡ This comprehensive resource contains both theoretical and practical information about running and understanding fixed income attribution, including the mathematics of attribution, practical limitations, benchmarks, presentation tools, and choosing and running an attribution system
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