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William Greaves Productions

Overview
Works: 71 works in 196 publications in 1 language and 2,279 library holdings
Genres: Biography  History  Documentary television programs  Biographical television programs  Documentary films  Drama  Nonfiction films  Nonfiction television programs  Biographical films  Comedy films 
Roles: Distributor, Producer
Classifications: E449.D75, B
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by William Greaves Productions
Ida B. Wells : a passion for justice( Visual )

23 editions published between 1989 and 2016 in English and Undetermined and held by 827 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Chronicles the life of Ida B. Wells, an early Afro-American activist who protested lynchings, unfair treatment of Afro-American soldiers, and other examples of racism and injustice in early 20th century U.S
Symbiopsychotaxiplasm : two takes( Visual )

1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 296 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Symbiopsychotaxiplasm take one: There have been many films about their own making, but few that examine the creative process from so many perspectives as this one. Greaves uses the shooting of one scene to analyze film production, beginning with directorial fallibility, the inherently collaborative nature of film making, and the creative possibilities that emerge from hardship. In the end, this renders the line between documentary and fiction moot, as Greaves opts for a controlled chaos that transforms the film, into an artifact placed far beyond recognized cinematic norms
Ralph Bunche : an American odyssey( Visual )

6 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 221 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Documentary of Ralph Bunche's life as a statesman and diplomat. He was one of the founders of the United Nations and later received the Nobel Prize for his peacemaking efforts
Frederick Douglass : when the lion wrote history by Scott Paddor( Visual )

13 editions published between 1980 and 2005 in English and held by 187 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A documentary on the personal and public life of orator, emancipator, and statesman Frederick Douglass as told in his own words. Using flashbacks, re-creates critical events that shaped his life. Covers his years as a slave; his escape; his relationships with William Garrison, John Brown, Abraham Lincoln, and Harriet Tubman; his newspaper; and his family life
From these roots : a review of the "Harlem Renaissance" by William Greaves( Visual )

11 editions published between 1974 and 2005 in English and held by 181 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Through a narrated montage of b & w photos, chronicles the Harlem Renaissance of the 1920's through a description of its social and artistic leaders and major events
Booker T. Washington : the life & the legacy( Visual )

17 editions published between 1980 and 2005 in English and held by 100 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Traces the life of Booker T. Washington, ex-slave, author, educator, and political leader, focusing on his stewardship of the Tuskegee Institute in Alabama
First World Festival of Negro Arts( Visual )

3 editions published between 1992 and 2005 in English and held by 57 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents Dakar's 24-day Festival of Negro Arts. Depicts performances of African and American entertainers and presents displays of art works. Includes Duke Ellington, Langston Hughes, and Alvin Ailey
Black power in America : myth-- or reality?( Visual )

4 editions published between 1988 and 2005 in English and held by 56 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Examines the meaning of the term "Black power"--Its beginning as a slogan to the perception of its realization or negation for African Americans. Surveys some of the changes in American society since the civil rights movement of the 1960s. Looks at African American men and women who have achieved power and influence difficult to attain in the past, contemporary education, and a wide range of events with provocative insights into Black America
Ralph Bunche : the odyssey continues--( Visual )

1 edition published in 2003 in English and held by 51 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Examines the life and legacy of the international statesman, U.N. peacemaker, African American scholar, and civil rights activist, Ralph Bunche. The events he was involved in encompass such issues as conflict resolution, peacekeeping, race relations, human rights, the United Nations, and national self-determination
Voice of La Raza( Visual )

6 editions published between 1971 and 1985 in English and held by 30 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A candid documentary film report from the barrios of Spanish-speaking America which tells of the economic and cultural discrimination practiced against Spanish surnamed Americans
The fighters by Keith Lawrence( Visual )

1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 27 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

On March 8, 1971, in Madison Square Garden, for an unprecedented purse of $5 million--Muhammad Ali met Joe Frazier to contest for the undisputed heavyweight championship of the world. In cinema verité style, this film presents the build-up, the perspectives of the fighters, fans, and moneymen. Fans predictions were split down the middle: Ali was The Greatest; Frazier was terrifying. Frazier hit like a truck; Ali was quicker than lightning. The fight itself is presented in its entirety without any announcer commentary, and by today's standards, the film is grainy, worn-looking, and sounds terrible--all ultimately unimportant--as the crowd noise, the ring announcer, and the bell take you back to the beginning, and the tale of two fighters who would eventually become inextricably intertwined in boxing history
The Deep North( Visual )

4 editions published between 1988 and 1990 in English and held by 24 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Focuses on race relations throughout the Northeast corridor of the United States. Examines the attitudes of whites towards minorities in the heart of the deep north. Includes excerpts from workshops on race relations, in which the participants representing diverse ethnic groups freely voice their feelings and thoughts about different races
Just doin' it : a tale of two barbershops by Status Quo (Musical group)( Visual )

5 editions published between 1988 and 1989 in English and held by 16 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A cinema-verite film which captures the everyday reality of a typical inner-city barbershop and reveals a great deal about life in the black community
The best of Black Journal : five program segments from National Educational Television's Black Journal (1968-1970)( Visual )

in English and held by 15 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A compilation of five short documentary films which were originally made and shown between 1968 and 1970 on National Educational Television's program Black Journal
Where dreams come true by United States( Visual )

6 editions published between 1979 and 2008 in English and held by 14 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Looks at career opportunities for minorities and women at NASA, telling what NASA looks for in its prospective employees
In the company of men( Visual )

4 editions published between 1969 and 1990 in English and held by 14 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Uses the techniques of sensitivity training and role-playing to explore the breakdown and the reconstruction between men who have been labeled unemployable and men who are directly responsible for hiring, training, and supervising new employees
Spencer Williams : remembrances of an early black film pioneer( Visual )

2 editions published between 1995 and 2006 in English and held by 12 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Discusses Spencer Williams and his career in the entertainment industry. Features interviews with other actors and clips from some of the films Spencer Williams starred in
Booker T. Washington, the life and legacy( Visual )

1 edition published in 1982 in English and held by 12 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Traces the life of Booker T. Washington, emphasizing his stewardship of Tuskegee Institute. Includes historical photographs of the Reconstruction period
Nationtime Gary( Visual )

2 editions published between 1972 and 1989 in English and held by 11 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Features highlights from, and comments on, the National Black Political Convention held in Gary, Indiana, Mar. 1972
Nationtime, Gary, Indiana( Visual )

2 editions published between 1972 and 2008 in English and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Coverage of the first National Black Political Convention held in Gary, Indiana, 1972
 
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