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Pollard, Sam

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Most widely held works by Sam Pollard
When the Levees Broke : a Requiem in Four Acts by Spike Lee( Visual )

20 editions published between 2006 and 2007 in English and held by 2,093 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The world watched in horror as Hurricane Katrina hit New Orleans on August 29, 2005. Many were shocked, not only by the scale of the disaster, but the slow, inept and disorganized response of the emergency and recovery efforts. Structured into four acts, each dealing with a different aspect of the events that preceded and followed Katrina's catastrophic passage through New Orleans. Tells the heartbreaking personal stories of those who endured this harrowing ordeal and survived to tell the tale
4 Little Girls by Spike Lee( Visual )

10 editions published between 1997 and 2010 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,529 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When a bomb tears through the basement of a black Baptist church on a peaceful fall morning, it takes the lives of four young girls; Denise McNair, Carole Robertson, Cynthia Wesley and Addie Mae Collins. This racially motivated crime, taking place at a time when the civil rights movement is burning with a new flame, could have doused that flame forever. Instead it fuels a nation's outrage and brings Birmingham, Alabama to the forefront of America's concern
Slavery by another name( Visual )

8 editions published between 2012 and 2015 in English and held by 1,445 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Challenges one of America's most cherished assumptions, the belief that slavery in the U.S. ended with Abraham Lincoln's Emancipation Proclamation, by telling the harrowing story of how, in the South, a new system of involuntary servitude took its place with shocking force
Eyes on the prize( Visual )

9 editions published in 2006 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,267 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Vols. 1-3 tell the story of America's civil rights years from 1954 to 1965; vols. 4-7 examine the new America from 1966 to 1985, from community power to the human alienation of urban poverty
The rise and fall of Jim Crow by Sam Pollard( Visual )

12 editions published between 2002 and 2015 in English and held by 872 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The rise and fall of Jim Crow offers the first comprehensive look at race relations in America between the Civil War and the Civil Rights Movement. This definitive four-part series documents the context in which the laws of segregation known as the "Jim Crow" system originated and developed
Bamboozled by Spike Lee( Visual )

6 editions published between 2000 and 2001 in English and held by 827 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In a searing parody of American television, this film takes a humorous look at how race, ratings and the pursuit of power lead to a network executive's stunning rise and tragic downfall
If God is willing and da creek don't rise( Visual )

7 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in English and held by 692 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This follow-up to director Spike Lee's documentary, When the levees broke: a requiem in four acts, focuses on the rebuilding efforts in New Orleans, five years after the devastation of Hurricane Katrina. Bookending stories of individual heartache and perseverance are two momentous events: the historic 2010 Super Bowl victory by the New Orleans Saints and the disastrous British Petroleum oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico
Jump at the sun by Kristy Andersen( Visual )

7 editions published between 2008 and 2014 in English and held by 681 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A biography of African American author and folklorist Zora Neale Hurston, the first black woman to enter the American literary canon
Pete Seeger : the power of song( Visual )

3 editions published between 2008 and 2015 in English and held by 676 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A look at the life of controversial musician, activist, and environmentalist Pete Seeger, and how he used his songs to promote social change. Includes archival footage and interviews with Bob Dylan, Bruce Springsteen, Joan Baez, Arlo Guthrie, and more
Jungle fever by Spike Lee( Visual )

12 editions published between 1991 and 2010 in 3 languages and held by 675 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An Afro-American architect begins an affair with his working class Italian secretary. Their relationship causes them to be scrutinized by their friends, cast out from their families and shunned by their neighbors in this moving view of inner-city life
Mo' better blues by Spike Lee( Visual )

10 editions published between 1990 and 2010 in English and Italian and held by 538 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Talented trumpeter Bleek Gilliam is obsessed by his music and indecisive about his girlfriends Indigo and Clarke. But when he is forced to come to the aid of his manager and childhood friend, Bleek finds his world more fragile than he ever imagined"--Container
August Wilson : the ground on which I stand( Visual )

1 edition published in 2015 in English and held by 456 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Explore the life and legacy of August Wilson, the playwright some call America's Shakespeare, who chronicled the twentieth-century black experience. Features James Earl Jones, Phylicia Rashad, Laurence Fishburne, Viola Davis, new dramatic readings, and rare footage
The talk : race in America( Visual )

2 editions published in 2017 in English and held by 456 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A two-hour film about "the talk' that parents have with their children of color (primarily boys) to teach them how to act around the police in order to remain safe
Soundbreaking : stories from the cutting edge of recorded music( Visual )

3 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 445 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Music has been a constant in human history. Then came recording, and music was forever transformed. This eight-part documentary series that traces this ongoing sonic revolution, and explores the nexus of cutting-edge technology and human artistry that has created the soundtrack of our lives. Features more than 150 original interviews with some of the most celebrated recording artists, producers, and music industry pioneers of all time. Soundbreaking provides unprecedented access to some of the most celebrated artists, producers, and music industry pioneers of all time, including Paul McCartney, Ringo Starr, Elton John, Eric Clapton, Joni Mitchell, Dave Grohl, Debbie Harry, Steven Van Zandt, Chuck D, BB King, Brian Eno, Tom Petty, Roger Daltrey, Annie Lennox, Dave Stewart, Smokey Robinson, Quincy Jones, RZA, Roger Waters, St. Vincent, Rick Rubin, Bonnie Raitt, Questlove, and Beck. The series explores a century?s worth of innovation and experimentation, from the Beatles? groundbreaking use of multitrack technology to the synthesized stylings of Stevie Wonder, from disco-era drum machines to the modern art of sampling
Juice( Visual )

4 editions published between 2000 and 2017 in English and held by 437 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Q. Raheem. Bishop. Steel. They're Four Harlem friends who spend their days hanging out and looking for a way to get the power and respect they call 'juice.' Q hopes to earn respect by becoming a scratch 'n' mix DJ. Bishop has a deadlier plan. He wants to take it through an armed robbery. And he wants his crew to be with him"--Container
Clockers by Spike Lee( Visual )

10 editions published between 1995 and 2017 in English and Italian and held by 424 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Trama: Brooklyn, New York Ronald, diciannove anni, conosciuto da tutti come "Strike", trascorre il suo tempo in un parco spacciando droga per il suo boss, Rodney Little Rodney ha un problema con uno dei suoi spacciatori, Darryl Adams, perché sospetta che in qualche modo lo stia imbrogliando e commissiona a "Strike" la sua uccisione Adams cade vittima di quattro colpi di pistola, ma del delitto si autoaccusa Victor, il fratello di "Strike", persona onesta che svolge due lavori per non far mancare niente alla moglie e ai due figli. Il detective Rocco Klein, incaricato delle indagini, non crede tuttavia alla colpevolezza di Victor, pensando che questi voglia soltanto coprire il fratello. Intanto, un ragazzo dodicenne, Tyrone, nonostante le minacce della madre contro gli sfaccendati che popolano il parco del quartiere, ammira lo stile di vita di "Strike" al punto da volerne imitare le gesta Klein, dal canto suo, fa pressioni sempre più elevate su "Strike" per costringerlo a confessare il crimine, giungendo anche ad arrestare il boss Rodney per poi far credere a quest'ultimo che a tradirlo sia stato "Strike", ignaro invece di tutto. A questo punto, "Strike" sente che intorno a lui si sta stringendo uno scomodo cerchio: i compagni del parco pensano che sia un traditore e ne auspicano una fine dolorosa. L'unica soluzione è fuggire: fornisce alla cognata i soldi per la cauzione di Victor, ma Rodney incarica il tossicodipendente Errol, uno sgherro senza scrupoli, di uccidere "Strike" Errol è però ucciso da Tyrone, che intende difendere il suo più anziano amico, con una pistola precedentemente presa da casa dello stesso "Strike". Klein, fermato il ragazzino, si accorda con Tyrone affinché dichiari la legittima difesa nei confronti di Errol, in modo da ridurgli a soli sei mesi la pena in riformatorio "Strike", invece, pestato violentemente al parco da André, un poliziotto del quartiere che gli vuole far pagare il crimine commesso dal piccolo Tyrone, deve fuggire da Rodney, uscito nel frattempo su cauzione. La madre di "Strike", del tutto a sorpresa, conferma però che è proprio Victor il colpevole dell'omicidio di Darryl Adams "Strike", scagionato definitivamente, è accompagnato alla stazione da Klein, per fuggire per sempre da New York
Feel like going home by Martin Scorsese( Visual )

8 editions published between 2003 and 2013 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 411 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A dramatic story of the blues back through the Mississippi Delta to the African country of Mali, to show in detail how the blues were influenced by the people of the Mali tribe
Fires in the mirror : Crown Heights, Brooklyn, and other identities( Visual )

2 editions published between 2003 and 2009 in English and held by 357 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

On Aug. 19, 1991, in Crown Heights (Brooklyn, N.Y.), a Hasidic man accidentally ran over a 7-year-old Black boy (Gavin Cato). Three hours later a young Jewish scholar (Yankel Rosenbaum) was murdered by Black youths. Four days of fire-bombing and riots ensued. Utilizing verbatim excerpts from interviews she conducted, Anna Deavere Smith acts out the roles of 18 people involved in the racial conflict, trying to present the differing viewpoints. Includes actual film footage of the riots and violence
Style wars by Tony Silver( Visual )

2 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 284 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A documentary exploration of the subculture of New York's young graffiti writers and break dancers, showing their activities and aspirations and the social and aesthetic controversies surrounding New York graffiti. Dramatizes conflicts between graffiti artists and the city, as well as among the graffiti artists themselves
Birth of a movement : the battle against America's first blockbuster( Visual )

1 edition published in 2017 in English and held by 270 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In 1915, African American newspaper editor and civil rights activist William Monroe Trotter waged a battle against D.W. Griffith's notoriously Ku Klux Klan-friendly blockbuster The Birth of a Nation, which unleashed a fight still raging today about race relations and representation, and the power and influence of Hollywood. Birth of a Movement features commentary from Spike Lee, Reginald Hudlin, Henry Louis Gates, Jr., and DJ Spooky (who created a new score and remix of the Griffith film), and numerous clips from the technically groundbreaking but racially astounding epic"--Case
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Audience level: 0.24 (from 0.19 for When the L ... to 0.34 for Clockers / ...)

Alternative Names
Pollard, Samuel D.

English (128)

Italian (5)