Most widely held works about Newsreel (Firm)
Most widely held works by Newsreel (Firm)
What we want, what we believe the Black Panther Party library ( Visual )
6 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 235 libraries worldwide
Features three films on the Black Panther Party made in 1968-1969 by the Newsreel film collective and additional footage on Black Panther history and legacy from Roz Payne and the Newsreel filmmakers. Includes extensive video and audio interviews with party members and movement participants as well as documents from the Roz Payne Archives chronicling both the movement and government attempts to suppress it.
A litany for survival the life and work of Audre Lorde ( Visual )
6 editions published between 1996 and 2006 in English and held by 172 libraries worldwide
Audre Lorde, poet and lesbian-feminist talks about being lesbian and black in New York in the 1950s. Includes conversations and readings by Lorde and comments by other writers.
The couple in the cage a Guatinaui odyssey ( Visual )
5 editions published between 1993 and 2006 in English and held by 111 libraries worldwide
Performance artists Guillermo Gómez-Peña and Coco Fusco travel and appear before the public in four different countries as two "Guatinaui Indians", members of a fictional "newly discovered" tribe who had agreed to be displayed at malls and museums around the world, after the manner of human exhibition in the 19th and early 20th centuries. These performances are Intercut with archival footage of humans displayed in cages as freaks and curiosities. Conceived as a "satirical comment on the past", the performances evoke various responses, including huge numbers of people who are convinced they are real and do not find the idea of "natives" locked in a cage objectionable.
The Women outside Korean women and the U.S. military ( Visual )
1 edition published in 1995 in English and held by 81 libraries worldwide
Documentary on young South Korean women who work in sex related enterprises adjacent to American military bases in South Korea. Also explores the lives of Korean American women who came to the United States as wives of American servicemen.
Killer of sheep ( Visual )
4 editions published between 1978 and 2003 in English and held by 65 libraries worldwide
Shows the struggle of an African American slaughter house worker to survive economic and social obstacles.
Living the hiplife ( Visual )
2 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 61 libraries worldwide
"A musical portrait of street life in urban West Africa. [The film] follows the birth of Hiplife music in Accra, Ghana, a mix of various African musical forms and American hip-hop. Archival footage and hip-hop music videos are remixed with interviews and the daily lives of rap artists. We follow Reginald "Reggie Rockstone" Ossei (the Godfather of Hiplife) in the founding of the musical movement, as well as the Mobile Boys (a group of aspiring rap artists), as they try to make it in the music business" -- Publishers' website.
Border brujo ( Visual )
3 editions published between 1990 and 2006 in English and held by 57 libraries worldwide
A performance art monolog which examines linguistic and cultural stereotypes.
Black nations/queer nations? lesbian and gay sexualities in the African diaspora ( Visual )
3 editions published between 1995 and 1996 in English and held by 50 libraries worldwide
"On March 9, 1995 an historic conference took place in New York City about the state of affairs among lesbians, gay men, bisexuals and transgendered people of African descent. What resulted will shape debates around race, gender, sexuality and sexual practice well into the next century."
Dreams deferred the Sakia Gunn film project ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 49 libraries worldwide
"The Sakia Gunn Film Project depicts the hate and homophobia that caused this murder to occur and questions the lack of media coverage of the murder of a Black gay teenager... The story unfolds with the testimonies of Sakia's family and friends during the sentencing hearing of the murderer. The hearing is inter-cut with interviews of LGBT community leaders, opinions of people in the community, interviews of Sakia's best friend, Valencia, and exclusive footage of Sakia's vigil. Dreams deferred pays homage to this young Aggressive and exposes the sensitive issues not often addressed regarding gender-identity, homophobia and racism"--http://www.twn.org.
Mississippi triangle ( Visual )
4 editions published between 1984 and 1987 in English and held by 45 libraries worldwide
Explores ethnic relations among Chinese, African Americans, and whites in the Mississippi Delta. Focuses on the little-known history of the Chinese community, using historical footage and interviews with Delta residents.
Land, rain & fire report from Oaxaca ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 44 libraries worldwide
"What began as a teachers' strike on May 22, 2006 for better wages and more resources for students has erupted into a massive movement for profound social change in the state of Oaxaca, Mexico. Land Rain and Fire tells the story of the police attack on the morning of July 14th when more than fifty thousand teachers were camped out with their children. Dozens were hospitalized. But the attack backfired as public anger transformed the strike into an unprecedented democratic insurgency, demanding the resignation of the Governor and the creation of a new constitution. Hundreds of unions, indigenous and women's organizations, neighborhood groups, students and professional associations came together and created APPO-- The Popular Assembly of the Peoples of Oaxaca and a massive campaign of nonviolent civil disobedience has brought the state government to the a standstill."--Container.
Dastaar defending Sikh identity ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 43 libraries worldwide
"Presents the Sikh American community's struggle with discrimination and violence caused by ignorance of an essential symbol of the Sikh faith - the dastaar, or turban."--Container.
The couple in the cage a Guatinaui odyssey ; a video ( Visual )
2 editions published in 1993 in English and held by 43 libraries worldwide
Documentary on a traveling exhibition of a "Couple in a Cage." Performance artists Guillermo Gómez-Peña and Coco Fusco traveled as two "Guatinaui Indians", members of a fictional "newly discovered" tribe who had agreed to be displayed at malls and museums around the world, after the manner of human exhibition in the 19th and early 20th centuries. Intercut with archival footage of humans displayed in cages as freaks and curiosities. "The performance was conceived as a satirical comment on the past. To the performers' surprise however, many of their visitors thought they were real."
Promised land ( Visual )
2 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 42 libraries worldwide
Though apartheid ended in South Africa in 1994, economic injustices between blacks and whites remain unresolved. As revealed in Yoruba Richen's film, the most potentially explosive issue is land. The film follows two black communities as they struggle to reclaim land from white owners, some of whom who have lived there for generations. Amid rising tensions and wavering government policies, the land issue remains South Africa's "ticking time bomb," with far-reaching consequences for all sides. Promised Land captures multiple perspectives of citizens struggling to create just solutions.
North Korea beyond the DMZ ( Visual )
2 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 38 libraries worldwide
This documentary with unique footage of life in North Korea includes interviews with ordinary people and scholars, opening a window into this little known country. What is it like on the other side of the 38th parallel? How do Koreans in the North view this past decade -- the fall of Soviet communism, natural disasters that brought famine and power shortages, and a continued, dangerously hostile relationship with the United States? And what are the concerns of the Korean American community -- many of whom have family in the North?
Sweet sugar rage ( Visual )
3 editions published between 1985 and 2008 in English and held by 38 libraries worldwide
Examines the problems of working conditions, labor relations, and domestic complications faced by women working on Jamaican sugar plantations. Shows how the Sistern Theatre Collective studied the plight of one woman sugar worker, wrote a play based on her situation, and used their performance of this play for an audience of sugar workers as a basis for a solution-oriented discussion of their common problems.
Memories of a forgotten war ( Visual )
3 editions published between 2001 and 2002 in English and held by 35 libraries worldwide
The Philippine-American War of 1899 was one of the most violent imperial wars of the 20th century and set the precedent for U.S. foreign policy in Southeast Asia, yet few remember the details of the war or why it was fought. The film is told from the unique perspective of the film's co-director, Camilla Benolirao Griggers, who draws parallels between the history of war and violence between the two countries and her own family history as the granddaughter of a U.S. calvary soldier and a Filipina seamstress.
Landscape and memory Martinican land - people - history ( Visual )
3 editions published between 2001 and 2003 in French and held by 35 libraries worldwide
"In Landscape and Memory, the French West Indies' most renowned identity theoreticians, Jean Bernabe, Patrick Chamoiseau and Raphael Confiant, investigate the different ways in which France, as a colonial power, marks colonized lands and peoples. Importantly, this is one of the few films about Martinique that adopts a Martinican perspective on France's overwhelming and continued colonial and cultural presence. The Martinican writers ask how, in a country like Martinique, does a colonial power 're-map' space and land? How does it 're-map' a people's memories and identities? And can one resist this mapping?"--Third World Newsreel Web site.
Korea homes apart ( Visual )
2 editions published between 1991 and 2005 in English and held by 34 libraries worldwide
Portrays Korea as a country of division, focusing on the importance of family in Korean life and the continuing anguish of those whose families remain separated since the Korean War. Depicts an actual reunion of a Korean-born American man with his sister in North Korea after over 30 years of separation. Presents an overview of Korea's history of occupation and oppression, and the current controversy over continuing American military presence. Compares and contrasts the quality of life, economy and political climate in North and South Korea by showing scenes from everyday life and interviews with people in both countries.
Hoffnung im Herz Hope in my heart : mündliche Poesie : May Ayim ( Visual )
2 editions published between 1997 and 2007 in German and held by 34 libraries worldwide
A profile of the life and work of Afro-German poet May Ayim, including interview footage and performances at a festival in Johannesburg, South Africa in 1995.
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