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William Greaves Productions

Overview
Works: 84 works in 171 publications in 1 language and 2,382 library holdings
Genres: Biography  History  Drama  Interviews  Exhibition catalogs  Music 
Roles: Producer, Distributor
Classifications: E185.97.W55, 305.896073
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by William Greaves Productions
Ida B. Wells a passion for justice ( Visual )
15 editions published between 1989 and 2010 in English and Undetermined and held by 863 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 260 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 )
4 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 234 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, an American life ( Visual )
12 editions published between 1984 and 2005 in English and held by 223 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 yers 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 )
9 editions published between 1974 and 2005 in English and held by 205 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Uses still photographs and filmed sequences to recreate the social and political climate of the Harlem renaissance--a period of great artistic and cultural activity in the 1920's which had, and still has, a profound influence on black American art and self-awareness and life-style
Booker T. Washington the life & the legacy ( Visual )
16 editions published between 1980 and 2002 in English and held by 121 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Traces the life of Booker T. Washington, ex-slave, author, and educator. Against the backdrop of the Reconstruction Era, viewers follow Washington's rise -- focusing on his stewardship of Tuskegee Institute in Alabama -- as the most influential black educational and political leader of the late 19th and early 20th century
Black power in America myth-- or reality? ( Visual )
2 editions published between 1989 and 2005 in English and held by 61 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
First World Festival of Negro Arts ( Visual )
2 editions published between 1992 and 2005 in English and held by 53 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
Ralph Bunche the odyssey continues-- ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2003 in English and held by 47 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 36 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 Deep North ( Visual )
2 editions published in 1988 in English and held by 26 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
The fighters ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 23 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
Just doin' it a tale of two barbershops ( Visual )
5 editions published between 1988 and 1989 in English and held by 20 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Discusses the customs and social life of Afro-Americans
Nationtime--Gary ( Visual )
3 editions published between 1972 and 2008 in English and held by 17 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Features highlights from, and comments on, the National Black Political Convention held in Gary, Indiana, Mar. 1972
In the company of men ( Visual )
4 editions published between 1969 and 1990 in English and held by 16 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Uses the techniques of sensitivity training and role-playing to explore the breakdown and the reconstruction of communication between men who have been labeled unemployable and men who are directly responsible for hiring, training, and supervising new employees
The best of Black Journal five program segments from National Educational Television's Black Journal (1968-1970) ( Visual )
in English and held by 16 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
Spencer Williams remembrances of an early black film pioneer ( Visual )
2 editions published between 1995 and 2006 in English and held by 14 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
Witness to apartheid by Sharon Sopher ( Visual )
1 edition published in 1987 in English and held by 11 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Testimonies from subjects as diverse as Bishop Desmond Tutu, an obscure white business executive, and a young Black social worker are among the voices of anguish heard protesting the injustice of apartheid in South Africa
Ralph Bunche ( Visual )
3 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The first 30 days of the Congo's independence from Belgium were tumultuous. As the UN representative, Ralph Bunche dealt with all factions of a nation on the brink of civil war. Part 2 goes on to show what happened over the next 2 years as Bunche and Dag Hammarskjöld worked feverishly to maintain the viability of the Congo and prevent an outbreak of major war on the African continent
 
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Alternative Names
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Languages
English (96)