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Thigpen, Dorothy

Works: 7 works in 16 publications in 2 languages and 1,003 library holdings
Genres: Criticism, interpretation, etc  Documentary films  Nonfiction films  History  Historical films  Internet videos  Educational films  Drama  Interviews  Independent films 
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Dorothy Thigpen
Strange Fruit by Billie Holiday( Visual )

9 editions published between 1972 and 2016 in English and held by 983 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
Call to media action : a series of shorts on post 9/11 concerns and reactions from communities of color( Visual )

1 edition published in 2001 in English and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Dec. 7th/Sept. 11th: A comparison of how the events and possible after effects of September 11th may mirror those of the attack on Pearl Harbor through a collection of interviews with Japanese-American veterans who, having witnessed the events of December 7 in Hawaii, offer their insight into what has happened and what might come
Self-defense( Visual )

1 edition published in 2001 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presented as one of sixteen short documentaries examining how civil liberties have been affected since September 11th and the impact that policy shifts in America have had on ordinary people. This interview with a veteran of the guerrilla group Mujahedeen from the Soviet war in Afghanistan provides a revealing look at the relationship between personal conviction and global politics. Originally from Mauritania, and now living in New York, he offers thoughts on the events of September 11th that are both candid and provocative
Homeland Insecurity by Bill Brown( Visual )

1 edition published in 2001 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A look at the string of hate crimes in the months following September 11th is set within the historical context of jingoism and nationalism in the United States
Mute love( Visual )

2 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Mute Love is a feature-length narrative film about three generations of African-American women who are trying to mend their fractured relationship. Mavis is a twenty-three year old recovering drug addict who has been clean for a year, but is struggling with an HIV diagnosis. She has not seen her mother Anna in the seven years since Anna kicked her out. Although there is great political and social resonance in Mavis's HIV infection, this story is essentially about a family of women-- mothers and daughters who attempt to negotiate their differences."
Two blue lines( Visual )

1 edition published in 2015 in Multiple languages and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Shot over a period of 25 years, Two Blue Lines examines the human and political situation of Palestinian people from the years prior to the creation of Israel to the present day. By primarily featuring the narratives of Israelis whose positions run counter to their country's official policy, filmmaker Tom Hayes provides a portrait of the ongoing conflict not often depicted in mainstream media
Strange fruit( Visual )

1 edition published in 2002 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Explores the history and legacy of one of the most important protest songs ever written. Best known by Billie Holiday's rendition, this bitter and harrowing description of a lynching is unique in the annals of American music
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