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Newsreel (Firm)

Works: 526 works in 809 publications in 2 languages and 5,729 library holdings
Genres: History  Drama  Biography  Exhibition catalogs  Conference proceedings  Documentary films  Claims  Interviews  Music  Nonfiction films 
Roles: Distributor
Classifications: PN1997, 305.896073
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What we want, what we believe the Black Panther Party library ( Visual )
5 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 250 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 )
7 editions published between 1996 and 2006 in English and held by 239 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
The couple in the cage a Guatianaui odyssey ( Visual )
6 editions published between 1993 and 2006 in English and held by 141 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
" ... Documents the traveling performance of Guillermo Gomez-Peña and Coco Fusco, in which they exhibited themselves as caged Amerindians from an imaginary island. Audience reactions dramatize the dilemma of cross-cultural misunderstanding as many are shown to believe that the 'savages' were real. The artists' experiences are interwoven with archival footage of ethnographic displays from the past. A powerful blend of comic fiction and poignant reflection on the morality of treating human beings as exotic curiosities."
The manuscripts of Timbuktu ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2009 in French and held by 133 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
Columbia revolt, 1968 ( Visual )
3 editions published in 1968 in English and held by 117 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The Women outside Korean women and the U.S. military ( Visual )
3 editions published between 1995 and 2000 in English and held by 116 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
Newsreel members the Black Panther Party library ( Visual )
2 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 113 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Border brujo ( Visual )
3 editions published between 1990 and 2006 in English and held by 71 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Guillermo Gómez-Peña transforms himself into 15 different personalities in order to depict the problems, frustrations, and discrimination commonly faced by Mexican-Americans
Living the hiplife ( Visual )
2 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 70 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
Audre Lorde the Berlin Years, 1984 to 1992 ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2012 in English and held by 67 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
Promised land ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 61 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
Killer of sheep the Charles Burnett collection by Charles Burnett ( Visual )
4 editions published between 1978 and 2003 in English and held by 58 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Shows the struggle of an African American slaughter house worker to survive economic and social obstacles
Dreams deferred the Sakia Gunn film project ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 58 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
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 53 WorldCat member 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."
Mississippi triangle ( Visual )
5 editions published between 1984 and 1987 in English and held by 48 WorldCat member 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 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
North Korea beyond the DMZ ( Visual )
2 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 45 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?
Cuban roots/Bronx stories ( Visual )
2 editions published between 2000 and 2007 in English and held by 42 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Highlights the historical journey of a black Cuban family who immigrated from Cuba to the Bronx in 1962 and whose experiences relate to larger issues of race, class, immigration and diaspora
Sweet sugar rage ( Visual )
4 editions published between 1985 and 2008 in English and held by 42 WorldCat member 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
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Alternative Names
New York Newsreel
Third World Newsreel
English (71)
French (1)