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Newsreel (Firm)

Works: 528 works in 791 publications in 2 languages and 5,816 library holdings
Genres: Documentary films  Nonfiction films  History  Short films  Biographical films  Exhibition catalogs  Biography  Drama  Newsreels  Historical films 
Roles: Distributor
Classifications: PN1997, 305.896073
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What we want, what we believe : the Black Panther Party library( Visual )

3 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 243 WorldCat member 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 )

5 editions published between 1996 and 2006 in English and held by 219 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Audre Lorde, poet and lesbian-feminist talks about being lesbian and black in New York in the 1950s and her social/political activity. Includes conversations and readings by Lorde and comments by other writers and family members
Columbia revolt, 1968( Visual )

3 editions published in 1968 in English and held by 192 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Newsreel footage, with commentary by participants, of the student protests and riots at Columbia University in 1968
Newsreel members : the Black Panther Party library( Visual )

2 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 180 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The couple in the cage : a Guatianaui odyssey( Visual )

6 editions published between 1993 and 2006 in English and held by 175 WorldCat member 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."
The Manuscripts of Timbuktu( Visual )

1 edition published in 2009 in French and held by 143 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This documentary demonstrates that Timbuktu was a leading cultural, economic, scientific and religious center that made a significant and lasting impact on Africa and the entire world. Featuring commentary by African sholars, and rich reenactments, the film documents that Africa had vibrant scholarly institutions and written cultures long before European intervention. It establishes the importance of preserving ancient manuscripts as an exciting and empowering legacy for Africana scholarship today
Audre Lorde : the Berlin Years, 1984 to 1992( Visual )

1 edition published in 2012 in English and held by 92 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Audre Lorde's incisive, often-angry, but always brilliant writings and speeches defined and inspired the US-American feminist, lesbian, African-American, and Women-of-Color movements of the 1970s and 1980s. Audre Lorde, the Berlin Years 1984 to 1992, documents an untold chapter of Lorde's life: her influence on the German political and cultural scene during a decade of profound social change. The film explores the importance of Lorde's legacy, as she encouraged Afro-Germans -- who, at that time, had no name or space for themselves -- to make themselves visible within a culture that until then had kept them isolated and silent. It chronicles Lorde's empowerment of Afro-German women to write and to publish, as she challenged white women to acknowledge the significance of their white privilege and to deal with difference in constructive ways. Previously unreleased archive material as well as present-day interviews explore the lasting influence of Lorde's ideas on Germany and the impact of her work and personality. For the first time, Dagmar Schultz's personal archival video- and audio-recordings reveal a significant part of the private Audre Lorde as well as her agenda -- to rouse Afro-Germans to recognize each other. 2012 marks the 20-year anniversary of Audre Lorde's passing
Living the hiplife( Visual )

3 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 81 WorldCat member 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
Promised land( Visual )

1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 69 WorldCat member 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
The Women outside : Korean women and the U.S. military( Visual )

2 editions published between 1995 and 2000 in English and held by 68 WorldCat member 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
Border brujo( Visual )

3 editions published between 1990 and 2006 in English and held by 65 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A performance art monolog which examines linguistic and cultural stereotypes
Dreams deferred : the Sakia Gunn film project( Visual )

1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 64 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A documentary on the events surrounding the death of Sakia Gunn, a 15-year old African American lesbian who was fatally stabbed in gay hate crime in Newark, New Jersey. The film includes the court hearing, arguments presented by both sides regarding the victim and the accused, and the sentencing
Dastaar : defending Sikh identity( Visual )

2 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 55 WorldCat member 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
North Korea : beyond the DMZ( Visual )

2 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 50 WorldCat member 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?
Korea : homes apart( Visual )

2 editions published between 1992 and 2005 in English and held by 49 WorldCat member 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
Land, rain & fire : report from Oaxaca( Visual )

1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 48 WorldCat member 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
Bad Friday : Rastafari after Coral Gardens( Visual )

1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 48 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Bad Friday focuses on a community of Rastafarians in western Jamaica who annually commemorate the 1963 Coral Gardens 'incident,' a moment just after independence when the Jamaican government rounded up, jailed and tortured hundreds of Rastafarians. It chronicles the history of violence in Jamaica through the eyes of its most iconic community, and shows how people use their recollections of past traumas to imagine new possibilities for a collective future."--Container
Killer of sheep by Charles Burnett( Visual )

4 editions published between 1978 and 2003 in English and held by 45 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Shows the struggle of an African American slaughter house worker to survive economic and social obstacles
Umbilical cord by Angel Velasco Shaw( Visual )

2 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 44 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A kaleidoscope of the filmmaker's impressions of current events and their relationship to the past one hundred years of Philippine struggle. The filmmaker asks people from the markets to malls questions about what a hero means, who their heroes/heroines are, what they think of the centennial celebration, and what they think the role of women is today. Within this contemporary context, the filmmaker explores the absence of women in history from a more personal perspective, searching for the stories of her female ancestors
Cuban roots/Bronx stories( Visual )

2 editions published between 2000 and 2007 in English and held by 44 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Pablo Elliot Foster Carrión interviews members of his family who left Cuba in 1962, including his grandfather, Pablo Abraham Foster, his father, Pablo Foster, his uncle Rubén Foster, and his aunt Diana-Elena Matsoukas. He learns of their experiences in Cuba, as well how they grew up in the Bronx. His father makes a return visit to Cuba, in 1995 with his wife and daughter, in order to see the landmarks of his childhood, and to visit with his aunt who was left behind. Family members talk about their complex identities as Afro-Cuban immigrants and as Americans
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