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California Newsreel (Firm)

Overview
Works: 699 works in 2,509 publications in 3 languages and 97,049 library holdings
Genres: Documentary films  History  Nonfiction films  Documentary television programs  Biography  Nonfiction television programs  Internet videos  Educational films  Biographical films  Historical films 
Roles: Distributor, prn, fds, Producer, Publisher
Classifications: PN1997, E
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Most widely held works by California Newsreel (Firm)
Ethnic Notions by Marlon T Riggs( Visual )

26 editions published between 1986 and 2016 in English and held by 1,771 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
Race : the power of an illusion by Llewellyn Smith( Visual )

21 editions published between 2003 and 2017 in English and held by 1,695 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
Brother Outsider : The Life of Bayard Rustin( Visual )

12 editions published between 2002 and 2015 in English and held by 1,389 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
Unnatural causes : is inequality making us sick? by California Newsreel (Firm)( Visual )

17 editions published between 2004 and 2014 in English and held by 1,342 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Place matters: "Increasingly, recent Southeast Asian immigrants, along with Latinos, are moving into long-neglected African American urban neighborhoods, and now their health is being eroded as a result. What policies and investment decisions create living environments that harm, or enhance, the health of residents? What actions can make a difference?"--Provided by publisher
Fixed income attribution by California Newsreel (Firm)( )

2 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 1,188 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
Long Night's Journey into Day : South Africa's Search for Truth & Reconciliation by Frances Reid( Visual )

17 editions published between 2000 and 2004 in English and held by 1,132 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
The road to Brown by William A Elwood( Visual )

19 editions published between 1989 and 2014 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 1,009 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
Black gold( Visual )

11 editions published between 2006 and 2014 in English and held by 998 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ethiopia is the largest producer of coffee in Africa. Over 15 million people in Ethiopia depend on coffee for their survival and it provides 67% of Ethiopia's export revenue. Tadesse Meskela manages Oromia Coffee Farmers Co-operative Union, representing over 74,000 coffee farmers. The supply of coffee on the world market used to be regulated by the International Coffee Agreement, until its collapse in 1989. Since then, the price paid to farmers has fallen to a 30 year low. For every $3 cup of coffee, a coffee farmer receives only 3 cents. Most of the money goes to the middlemen, especially the four giant conglomerates which control the coffee market. This film traces the path of the coffee consumed each day to the farmers who produce the beans, and asks consumers to 'wake up and smell the coffee', to face the unjust conditions under which our favorite drink is produced, and to do something about it
James Baldwin : the price of the ticket by Karen Thorsen( Visual )

10 editions published between 1989 and 2016 in English and held by 978 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This film presents a look at the life and influence of author James Baldwin (1924-1987), 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. Combining archival footage, home movies, television clips, and interviews with friends, family members, and colleagues, as well as readings from his works and scenes from his plays, this documentary captures the passionate intellect and courageous writing of a man who was born Black, impoverished, gifted and gay. Born in Harlem, the eldest of nine children, Baldwin wrote his first play at age eight and went on to write such influential works as Go tell it on the mountain, Giovanni's room, Another country, and The fire next time. This documentary discusses his life in France and Turkey, his homosexuality and his return to the U.S. to participate in the Civil Rights Movement. This comprehensive biography concludes with his death from cancer in 1987 and his funeral at New York's St. John the Divine. Among those who reminisce about the author are Maya Angelou, Amiri Baraka, Ishmael Reed, William Styron, and Baldwin's biographer David Leeming
The rise and fall of Jim Crow by Bill Jersey( Visual )

15 editions published between 2002 and 2015 in English and held by 927 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The rise and fall of Jim Crow offers the first comprehensive look at race relations in America between the Civil War and the Civil Rights Movement. This definitive four-part series documents the context in which the laws of segregation known as the "Jim Crow" system originated and developed
Black is... black ain't : a personal journey through black identity by Marlon T Riggs( Visual )

25 editions published between 1995 and 2018 in English and held by 876 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 )

17 editions published between 1999 and 2015 in French and English and held by 860 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This feature film from Ousmane Sembene, known as the father of African cinema, examines the interplay of gender, economics, and power through the fictional life story of Senegalese businesswoman Faat Kine. The deceptively light domestic drama explores themes of traditional family roles, patriarchal personal and political relationships, and economic self-reliance in the country's post-independence era. French and Wolof with English subtitles
Color adjustment by Marlon T Riggs( Visual )

17 editions published between 1991 and 2014 in English and held by 847 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. Black actors Esther Rolle, Diahann Carroll, Denise Nicholas, and Tim Reid and Hollywood producers Norman Lear, Steve Bochco and David Wolper reveal the behind-the-scenes story of how prime time was "integrated." 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
Ralph Ellison : an American journey( Visual )

9 editions published between 2001 and 2014 in English and held by 816 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"--Publisher's excerpt
Femmes Aux Yeux Ouverts = Women with open eyes by Anne-Laure Folly( Visual )

16 editions published between 1994 and 2016 in French and English and held by 782 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A film about African women is a rarity, even more, one made by an African woman. In this film, award-winning Togolese filmmaker, Anne-Laure Folly presents portraits of contemporary African women from four West African nations: Burkina Faso, Mali, Senegal and Benin. The film shows how African women are speaking out and organizing around five key issues: marital rights, reproductive health, female genital mutilation, women's role in the economy and political rights. With English subtitles
Strange Fruit by Billie Holiday( Visual )

3 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 774 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
Maquilapolis = City of Factories by Vicky Funari( Visual )

8 editions published between 2006 and 2014 in Spanish and Undetermined and held by 774 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
Revolution '67( Visual )

9 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 733 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Tells the story of the explosive urban rebellion that tore Newark, New Jersey apart for nearly a week in the summer of 1967, sparked by the arrest of a black cabdriver by two white officers. Newark residents, police and civic officials, historians, and special commentators including Amiri Baraka, Bob Herbert, and Tom Hayden recount the details of the uprising. Tracing the unrest back to decades of industrial decline, unemployment, racial discrimination, and political corruption, the film connects the Newark riots with similar disturbances in Detroit, Watts, and over 500 other U.S. cities during the 1960s. Final toll: 26 dead."--Website
Frantz Fanon : black skin, white mask by Isaac Julien( Visual )

13 editions published between 1995 and 2014 in English and held by 723 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
February one( Visual )

6 editions published between 2004 and 2010 in English and held by 703 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"February One tells the inspiring story of four remarkable young men who initiated the lunch counter sit-ins in Greensboro, NC on February 1, 1960. Based largely on first hand ccounts and rare archival footage, the film documents one volatile winter in Greensboro that not only challenged public accommodation customs and law in North Carolina, but served as a blueprint for the wave of non-violent civil rights protests that swept accross the South and the nation throughout the 1960's"--Container
 
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