WorldCat Identities

Xenon Entertainment Group

Overview
Works: 191 works in 240 publications in 4 languages and 4,051 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Biography  History  Film adaptations  Interviews  Gospel music  Music  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Film and video adaptations  Fiction 
Roles: Originator, Distributor
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4372
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Xenon Entertainment Group
The women of Brewster Place ( Visual )
4 editions published between 1998 and 2011 in English and held by 522 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Mattie Michael, whose life has been plagued by misfortunes, is alone in a ghetto tenement on Brewster Place. She gradually unites the other tenement women to help them struggle for a new life
Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. a historical perspective by Thomas L Friedman ( Visual )
9 editions published between 1991 and 2012 in English and held by 448 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Uses rare film footage & photographs to show how Dr. King's ideas, thoughts & causes evolved in the face of changes in the civil rights movement
A woman called Moses ( Visual )
1 edition published in 1992 in English and held by 291 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
This is the story of Harriet Ross Tubman, founder of the Underground Railroad, who led hundreds of slaves to freedom in the North before the Civil War
El Hajj Malik El Shabazz ( Visual )
2 editions published between 1991 and 2013 in English and held by 270 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A documentary showing the life of Malcolm X, his leadership in the Black Muslim movement, and his influence on black Americans and African nations
Mahalia Jackson the power and the glory ( Visual )
2 editions published between 1997 and 2002 in English and held by 194 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Chronicles the life and career of gospel singer Mahalia Jackson
Nightfighters ( Visual )
1 edition published in 1996 in English and held by 165 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The 332nd Fighter group has a unique place in the annals of WWII air force fighter groups. The group was completely Black. It confounded the expectations and prejudices held by white Americans in the 1930's and 1940's. The group excelled as pilots and became a crack unit, accomplishing goals others couldn't. Included are interviews with Alfred Anderson, Lee Archer, and Roscoe Brown
This house of power ( Visual )
1 edition published in 1993 in English and held by 147 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Traces the development of the African American church from its origins as an "invisible institution" among the slaves to its present-day role as a major force for social change
Sweet Sweetback's baadasssss song ( Visual )
4 editions published between 1996 and 1998 in English and held by 142 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"Story of a young hustler whose aimless pleasure-seeking turns to radicalism after witnessing the beating of a Black revolutionary by two white cops. Seized with anger Sweetback takes brutal revenge on the cops, forcing him into a desperate life on the run"--Container
King Lear fear and loathing, a study, an approach, a clearing, no thing : a picture shot in the back ( Visual )
2 editions published in 1992 in English and held by 122 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"William Shakespeare Jr., the Fifth, struggles to reinterpret his ancestor's tragic tale of madness. In the process, he finds himself under the influence of Don Learo, an aging mobster and his daughter."--Container
Mixing Nia ( Visual )
2 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 91 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
When a successful young black woman is asked to write an ad campaign for malt liquor aimed at black kids, she quits to write the great African-American novel. Born to an African American mother and a white Jewish father, she soon realizes that she's never known who she really is. Nia embarks on an odyssey to find her voice amongst false assumption about race
Dying for a smoke ( Visual )
1 edition published in 1994 in English and held by 86 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Examines the battle between the U.S. tobacco industry and the anti-smoking lobby for control over the $100 billion annual tobacco sales and the estimated 419,000 annual deaths due to it. Shows the industry's political and advertising tactics. Includes interviews with celebrities including Charlton Heston, Chuck Norris, and Gregory Hines
Story of a three day pass ( Visual )
2 editions published between 1996 and 2006 in French and English and held by 58 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The story of an African-American soldier stationed in Europe and the racism he encounters from his fellow soldiers following his idyllic three-day affair with a young white woman. Made by Van Peebles in France, with funding from OPERA--Office de Productions, Editions et Réalisations Artistiques (Paris)
The harder they come by Perry Henzell ( Visual )
2 editions published between 1973 and 1999 in English and held by 54 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A country boy looking to make it big as a singer is ruthlessly exploited first by his employer, then by the producer of his hit record, and finally becomes a pot-pushing desperado in an effort to live up to the code of his favorite heroes. A cult movie favorite featuring reggae music and a sizzling performance by reggae superstar Jimmy Cliff
The Black athlete ( Visual )
1 edition published in 1992 in English and held by 54 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Traces the rise of black athletes in professional sports and discusses the social, economic and political issues faced by all black Americans in all walks of life. Features historic footage of early black athletes and interviews with O.J. Simpson, Harry Edwards, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Arthur Ashe and other contemporary athletes and coaches
Soul in the hole the street basketball movie by Danielle Gardner ( Visual )
3 editions published between 1998 and 2005 in English and held by 50 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A documentary that looks at the live and compelling relationship of basketball player Ed "Booger" Smith and his irrepressible coach/surrogate father Kenny Jones
Say amen, somebody by George T Nierenberg ( Visual )
1 edition published in 1997 in English and held by 49 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A documentary that follows gospel singer Willie Mae Ford Smith from her home to jumping church services to emotionally galvanic singing convention. Also features Thomas A. Dorsey, her mentor and the man credited with inventing gospel music, Delois Campbell Barrett and other gospel singers
I clowns by Federico Fellini ( Visual )
1 edition published in 1993 in Italian and held by 46 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A semi-autobiographical comical documentary revealing Fellini's childhood fascination with circus clowns, including interviews with Italian and French clowns and closing with a clown funeral
The human tornado by Cliff Roquemore ( Visual )
2 editions published between 1999 and 2001 in English and held by 43 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
This sequel to Dolemite is another martial arts story of the Dolemite character and his old friend Queen Bee with her crew of Kung-Fu girls fighting gangsters
Affirmative action on trial ( Visual )
1 edition published in 1995 in English and held by 42 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Focuses on affirmative action and its impact on society
Los Olvidados by Luis Buñuel ( Visual )
2 editions published in 1993 in Spanish and held by 40 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Story of the street life of child gangs in Mexico City. Pedro is caught in a continuing cycle of mistrust, neglect, poverty and violence which ultimately prevents his escape from the lifestyle that corrupts him
 
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Languages
English (40)
Spanish (2)
Italian (1)
French (1)