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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 )

13 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 2,083 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( Visual )

4 editions published between 1998 and 2010 in English and held by 1,474 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When a bomb tears through the basement of a black Baptist church on a peaceful fall morning in Sept. 1963, 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. Combines archival footage, home photographs, and interviews with survivors, witnesses, community leaders and the victims' families and friends
Slavery by another name( Visual )

6 editions published between 2012 and 2015 in English and held by 1,337 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Challenges one of America's most cherished assumptions, the belief that slavery in the United States 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 by Julian Bond( Visual )

9 editions published in 2006 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,283 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. ; Jersey, Bill. ; Wormser, Richard, 1933- ; Grant, William R. ; Roundtree, Richard. ; Quest Productions.; VideoLine (Firm) ; WNET (Television station : New York, N.Y.) ; California Newsreel (Firm) Pollard( Visual )

12 editions published between 2002 and 2015 in English and held by 956 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 828 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In a searing parody of American television, it takes a humorous look at how race, ratings and the pursuit of power lead to a network executive's stunning rise and tragic downfall
Pete Seeger : the power of song( Visual )

3 editions published between 2008 and 2015 in English and held by 698 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
If God is willing and da creek don't rise( Visual )

2 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 690 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
Jungle fever by Spike Lee( Visual )

10 editions published between 1991 and 2010 in English and Italian and held by 676 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

7 editions published between 1990 and 2007 in English and Italian and held by 526 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
Jump at the sun( Visual )

3 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 521 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
Feel like going home by Martin Scorsese( Visual )

6 editions published between 2003 and 2013 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 413 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
Clockers by Spike Lee( Visual )

7 editions published between 1995 and 2013 in English and Italian and held by 409 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Two brothers grow up together in the same Brooklyn housing projects, but they are as opposite as good and evil. Victor Dunham has a family, works two jobs and leads a respectable life. His 19-year-old brother, Strike, hangs out with his friends on a bench and sells crack cocaine. Strike agrees to kill a rival dealer as a favour to Rodney, the neighbourhood drug kingpin, but when the man is murdered, it is Victor who confesses. Detective Rocco Kleine won't buy Victor's confession, and attempts to break down the stories of both brothers in order to save Victor
Fires in the mirror : Crown Heights, Brooklyn, and other identities( Visual )

2 editions published between 2003 and 2009 in English and held by 364 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
Juice( Visual )

1 edition published in 2000 in English and held by 313 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
August Wilson : the ground on which I stand( Visual )

1 edition published in 2015 in English and held by 296 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
Style wars by Tony Silver( Visual )

1 edition published in 2004 in English and held by 277 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A documentary exploration of the subculture of New York's young graffiti writers and breakdancers, showing their activities and aspirations and the social and aesthetic controversies surrounding New York graffiti. Dramatizes conflicts between graffitists and the city, as well as among the graffitists themselves
The mystery of love( Visual )

5 editions published between 2006 and 2009 in English and held by 258 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Explores the many varieties of the emotion of love. Various individuals offer personal definitions of love
Teaching the levees : a curriculum for democratic dialogue and civil engagement by Margaret Crocco( Visual )

1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 252 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

[When the levees broke] Four acts document distinct perspectives on the pivotal events that preceded and followed Katrina's passage through New Orleans, a catastrophe during which the divide between race and class has never been more pronounced
Sinatra : all or nothing at all( Visual )

4 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 235 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Sinatra: all or nothing at all is an up-close and personal examination of the life, music and career of the legendary entertainer. Told in his own words from hours of archived interviews, along with commentary from those closest to him, the documentary weaves the music and images from Sinatra's life together with rarely seen footage of Sinatra's famous 1971 'Retirement' Concert in Los Angeles. The film's narrative is shaped by Sinatra's song choices for that concert, which Alex Gibney interprets as the singer's personal guide through his own life"--Container
 
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Teaching the levees : a curriculum for democratic dialogue and civil engagement
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Pollard, Samuel D.

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