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Bellinelli, Matteo

Overview
Works: 76 works in 209 publications in 2 languages and 6,116 library holdings
Genres: Interviews  Nonfiction films  Filmed interviews  Internet videos  History  Educational films  Short films  Documentary television programs  Nonfiction television programs  Biography 
Roles: Director, Author of screenplay, Author, Producer, Interviewer, Editor
Classifications: PN1997, 813.5
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Matteo Bellinelli
August Wilson by August Wilson( Visual )

15 editions published between 1988 and 2004 in English and held by 612 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Playwright August Wilson talks about his roots in the black community, how his plays express the African-American experience, how the African heritage of Black Americans is both expressed and repressed in American society today, and the importance of blues as cultural expression
Alice Walker by Susan Shaw( Visual )

10 editions published between 1992 and 2009 in English and held by 577 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An interview with author Alice Walker. Therein, Walker discusses her life, contemporary America, the "womanist" perspective, and reads from her poetry
Leslie Marmon Silko by Leslie Marmon Silko( Visual )

9 editions published between 1995 and 2011 in English and Italian and held by 500 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Profiles best known Native American woman author Leslie Marmon Silko, whose work is strongly rooted in her own matrilineal tribal background. Like all writing of lasting value, it uses particular experiences and places to reveal universal truths. Here, Silko discusses her own background and the interrelationship between her smaller, immediate Indian world and the larger brutal surrounding world
Gloria Naylor( Visual )

10 editions published between 1992 and 2008 in English and held by 455 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An interview with author Gloria Naylor. Therein, Naylor discusses the influence of other black women writers on herself, growing up in the South, her early involvement with religion, learning to articulate one's experience, writing in different voices, and writing to explore one's beliefs
Toni Morrison( Visual )

10 editions published between 1992 and 2005 in English and held by 418 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An interview with author Toni Morrison. Therein, Morrison reads from her two novels and discusses her views of the contributions made by African Americans to American literature
Charles Johnson( Visual )

8 editions published between 1992 and 2005 in English and held by 388 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An interview with author Charles Richard Johnson. Therein, Johnson describes his literary objective: to explore classic, metaphysical questions from East and West against the backdrop of African life and history
Alex Haley( Visual )

10 editions published between 1992 and 2009 in English and held by 385 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In one of the few in-depth conversations with Alex Haley before his death in 1992, this film is a moving testament to a man who became a symbol of African Americans' determination to endure and excel
James Welch( Visual )

6 editions published between 1995 and 2011 in English and held by 353 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Part Blackfoot, part Gros Ventre Indian, Welch finds his subject matter in his Indian heritage and his plots in the human emotions and trials common to all humans. Here, Welch discusses his background, his sources, his vision, and his personal way of particularizing the universal
Gerald Vizenor( Visual )

6 editions published between 1995 and 2011 in English and held by 339 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Native American experience is portrayed in conversations with Gerald Vizenor
John Wideman( Visual )

7 editions published in 1992 in English and held by 334 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An interview with author John Wideman. Therein, Wideman discusses the dilemma of the committed African American intellectual torn between the urban underclass and a predominantly white, middle-class literary audience
N. Scott Momaday( Visual )

1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 216 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

N. Scott Momaday is the most widely published and read of the Native American writers, and the recipient of the most valued awards and prizes for both his poetry and his prose. A Ph. D. in English literature, he has combined his study of Western literature with the themes as well as the structures of his Kiowa Indian heritage. Here, Momaday discusses what it means to a Native American to be an American citizen, and reveals the artist, thinker, and imaginative creator behind (or perhaps at the core of) his impressive and important body of work
N. Scott Momaday( Visual )

6 editions published between 1995 and 2005 in English and held by 197 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Native American experience is portrayed in conversations with Native American author N. Scott Momaday who has combined his study of Western literature with the themes as well as the structures of his Kiowa Indian heritage
In black & white( Visual )

4 editions published in 1992 in English and held by 192 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Interviews with African American writers
Palestinian writers by Matteo Bellinelli( Visual )

4 editions published between 2000 and 2001 in English and held by 168 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This is a portrait of two important women writers from the West Bank: Sahar Khalifah and Liana Badr. Sahar Khalifah, a feminist and revolutionary, is considered by some to be the most prominent Palestinian novelist. Her novels, including Wild Thorns, The Door of the Sirens and The Sunflowers, reflect her opinions calling for a revision of the male dominated hierarchy in Arab society. After studying in the U.S. for eight years, Sahar returned to Nablus in the West Bank to start a center for Arab women. The documentary follows her as she walks through the old streets of Nablus, talking about her views on religion: "New interpretations of the Koran are needed if women are to advance in the Arab world ... If change does not come through Islam, we will find other ways - perhaps through international law". She also discusses her criticism of the Palestinian Authority and its aging leadership: "How ironic that the Intifada has encouraged women to study at the university but has not freed them from being oppressed and exploited. In fact, Palestinian men who say they are fighting for freedom, equality and justice, deny those rights to women and practice discrimination against women in private." Liana Badr, an intellectual who has experienced several dislocations in her life as a result of being part of the Palestinian Establishment, returned to Palestine after the Oslo Agreement of 1993. She now works for the Palestinian Culture Ministry, writing on themes of Palestinian history and memory and producing films. She recently filmed the Palestinian poet Fadwa Touquan, now in her eighties, well-known as an eminent Palestinian intellectual of the 20th century
Toni Morrison( Visual )

1 edition published in 1994 in English and held by 133 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Morrison reads from her two novels, Beloved [and] Jazz and discusses her views of the contributions made to American literature by the experiences of African Americans
In black and white : conversations with African American writers by Barbara Christian( Visual )

3 editions published between 2008 and 2010 in English and held by 104 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A collection of six interviews with prominent 20th century African American authors
Native American novelists( Visual )

3 editions published between 1995 and 2004 in English and held by 71 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Native American experience is portrayed in conversations with four Native American authors, N. Scott Momaday, James Welch, Leslie M. Silko and Gerald Vizenor
In Black And White - Six Profiles of African American Authors( Visual )

1 edition published in 2015 in English and held by 65 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An introduction to six distinguished African American writers (each episode ~30 minutes in length) - Charles Johnson, Gloria Naylor, Toni Morrison, Alice Walker, John Wideman and August Wilson. In Black and White is the first video series devoted to the life and work of contemporary African American authors. It introduces students and general readers to six of America's most talented and challenging writers: Charles Johnson, Toni Morrison, Gloria Naylor, Alice Walker, John Edgar Wideman and August Wilson. These authors' work is helping to define a new multi-cultural American literary canon for the 21st Century. As Nobel Prize- winning novelist Toni Morrison observes in her program, "American literature is incoherent without the contribution of African Americans." Teachers and librarians will want to use these "video prefaces" to encourage viewers to explore the exciting work of these six authors. Each program uses interviews with the writers and excerpts from their books to locate their work in the broader context of African American history and letters. Two-time Pulitzer Prize winner August Wilson, for example, feels his plays on black history originate in "the blood's memory." Toni Morrison tries to heal the wounds of the African American past by confronting them in her novels. John Edgar Wideman draws on his own family's experiences to explore the painful contradictions of contemporary black life. Gloria Naylor says that her sharply etched portraits of black communities "help us celebrate voraciously that which is ours." Novelist Charles Johnson, on the other hand, combines black folklore and modern phenomenology to "seek the universal in the particulars of the black experience." And Alice Walker explains how her "womanist" perspective has helped her reconcile her triple identity as a woman, an African American and a writer. "It's like having three eyes, three hearts," she says. Each author emphasizes the crucial role writing has played in African Americans' continuing struggle for self-definition. "A valuable introduction to contemporary African American writers." - Booklist "An excellent selection for American Literature courses and Women's Studies programs...An important primary source for those interest in African American writing." - Video Rating Guide for Libraries "Thought-provoking...Serves as a fine introduction to the works of the authors." - Video Librarian "The whole series has the tonic effect of revealing how rich and varied are the hearts and minds behind African American writing." - Library Journal
In Black And White - Six Profiles of African American Authors. John Wideman( Visual )

1 edition published in 2016 in English and held by 64 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

'In Black And White - Six Profiles of African American Authors - John Wideman' is part of a series of films from California Newsreel. In Black and White is the first video series devoted to the life and work of contemporary African American authors. It introduces students and general readers to six of America's most talented and challenging writers: Charles Johnson, Toni Morrison, Gloria Naylor, Alice Walker, John Edgar Wideman and August Wilson. These authors' work is helping to define a new multi-cultural American literary canon for the 21st Century. As Nobel Prize- winning novelist Toni Morrison observes in her program, "American literature is incoherent without the contribution of African Americans." Teachers and librarians will want to use these "video prefaces" to encourage viewers to explore the exciting work of these six authors. Each program uses interviews with the writers and excerpts from their books to locate their work in the broader context of African American history and letters. Two-time Pulitzer Prize winner August Wilson, for example, feels his plays on black history originate in "the blood's memory." Toni Morrison tries to heal the wounds of the African American past by confronting them in her novels. John Edgar Wideman draws on his own family's experiences to explore the painful contradictions of contemporary black life. Gloria Naylor says that her sharply etched portraits of black communities "help us celebrate voraciously that which is ours." Novelist Charles Johnson, on the other hand, combines black folklore and modern phenomenology to "seek the universal in the particulars of the black experience." And Alice Walker explains how her "womanist" perspective has helped her reconcile her triple identity as a woman, an African American and a writer. "It's like having three eyes, three hearts," she says. Each author emphasizes the crucial role writing has played in African Americans' continuing struggle for self- definition. "A valuable introduction to contemporary African American writers." - Booklist "An excellent selection for American Literature courses and Women's Studies programs...An important primary source for those interest in African American writing." - Video Rating Guide for Libraries "Thought-provoking...Serves as a fine introduction to the works of the authors." - Video Librarian "The whole series has the tonic effect of revealing how rich and varied are the hearts and minds behind African American writing." - Library Journal
In Black And White - Six Profiles of African American Authors. Toni Morrison( Visual )

1 edition published in 2016 in English and held by 64 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

'In Black And White - Six Profiles of African American Authors - Toni Morrison' is part of a series of films from California Newsreel. In Black and White is the first video series devoted to the life and work of contemporary African American authors. It introduces students and general readers to six of America's most talented and challenging writers: Charles Johnson, Toni Morrison, Gloria Naylor, Alice Walker, John Edgar Wideman and August Wilson. These authors' work is helping to define a new multi-cultural American literary canon for the 21st Century. As Nobel Prize- winning novelist Toni Morrison observes in her program, "American literature is incoherent without the contribution of African Americans." Teachers and librarians will want to use these "video prefaces" to encourage viewers to explore the exciting work of these six authors. Each program uses interviews with the writers and excerpts from their books to locate their work in the broader context of African American history and letters. Two-time Pulitzer Prize winner August Wilson, for example, feels his plays on black history originate in "the blood's memory." Toni Morrison tries to heal the wounds of the African American past by confronting them in her novels. John Edgar Wideman draws on his own family's experiences to explore the painful contradictions of contemporary black life. Gloria Naylor says that her sharply etched portraits of black communities "help us celebrate voraciously that which is ours." Novelist Charles Johnson, on the other hand, combines black folklore and modern phenomenology to "seek the universal in the particulars of the black experience." And Alice Walker explains how her "womanist" perspective has helped her reconcile her triple identity as a woman, an African American and a writer. "It's like having three eyes, three hearts," she says. Each author emphasizes the crucial role writing has played in African Americans' continuing struggle for self- definition. "A valuable introduction to contemporary African American writers." - Booklist "An excellent selection for American Literature courses and Women's Studies programs...An important primary source for those interest in African American writing." - Video Rating Guide for Libraries "Thought-provoking...Serves as a fine introduction to the works of the authors." - Video Librarian "The whole series has the tonic effect of revealing how rich and varied are the hearts and minds behind African American writing." - Library Journal
 
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Alternative Names
Matteo Bellinelli filmregisseur uit Zwitserland

Matteo Bellinelli schweizerischer Dokumentarfilmer und Regisseur

Matteo Bellinelli Swiss film director

Languages
English (115)

Italian (1)