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Newsreel (Firm)

Works: 517 works in 869 publications in 2 languages and 5,831 library holdings
Genres: Documentary films  Nonfiction films  History  Short films  Biographical films  Biography  Internet videos  Educational films  Exhibition catalogs  Newsreels 
Roles: Distributor
Classifications: PN1997, E
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Most widely held works by Newsreel (Firm)
What we want, what we believe : the Black Panther Party library( Visual )

7 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 275 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
Columbia revolt, 1968( Visual )

4 editions published in 1968 in English and held by 237 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 )

1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 225 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A litany for survival : the life and work of Audre Lorde( Visual )

9 editions published between 1996 and 2006 in English and held by 164 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 Guatinaui odyssey( Visual )

7 editions published between 1993 and 2006 in English and held by 149 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Color sequences of the display in various museums of performance artists portraying an aboriginal couple from Guatinau, a fictional island off the coast of Mexico, are contrasted with archival footage and still photographs showing various occasions when indigenous persons were put on public display at circuses, sideshows and the like. Emphasis is placed on the response of the people viewing the Guatinaui couple
The Manuscripts of Timbuktu( Visual )

1 edition published in 2009 in French and held by 144 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 )

3 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 112 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 )

4 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 86 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 )

3 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 75 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
Dreams deferred : the Sakia Gunn film project( Visual )

2 editions published between 2008 and 2018 in English and held by 69 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
Border brujo by Guillermo Gómez-Peña( 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
The Women outside : Korean women and the U.S. military( Visual )

2 editions published between 1995 and 2000 in English and held by 64 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
Korea : homes apart( Visual )

4 editions published between 1991 and 2005 in English and held by 53 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
Dastaar : defending Sikh identity( Visual )

2 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 52 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
Mississippi triangle( Visual )

5 editions published between 1984 and 1987 in English and held by 51 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
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?
Land, rain & fire : report from Oaxaca( Visual )

1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 47 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
The woman's film( Visual )

8 editions published between 1971 and 2015 in English and held by 47 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Personal narratives of 5 American women. They talk about their marriages, jobs, and women's status in the society during their times
Cuban Roots/Bronx Stories( Visual )

3 editions published between 2000 and 2014 in English and held by 46 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
Landscape and memory : Martinican land - people - history( Visual )

3 editions published between 2001 and 2003 in French and held by 43 WorldCat member 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
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