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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 )

11 editions published between 2006 and 2007 in English and held by 2,017 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 )

13 editions published between 1997 and 2010 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,545 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 1,429 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( Visual )

9 editions published in 2006 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,264 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 Bill Jersey( Visual )

17 editions published between 2002 and 2015 in English and held by 1,096 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 )

7 editions published between 2000 and 2012 in English and held by 834 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 689 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 )

12 editions published between 1991 and 2010 in 3 languages and held by 681 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
Pete Seeger : the power of song( Visual )

3 editions published between 2008 and 2015 in English and held by 674 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
Jump at the sun( Visual )

7 editions published between 2008 and 2014 in English and held by 578 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
Mo' better blues by Spike Lee( Visual )

10 editions published between 1990 and 2010 in English and Italian and held by 541 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
The talk : race in America( Visual )

3 editions published in 2017 in English and held by 509 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 )

5 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 481 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Music has been a constant in human history, an intermingling of voice and instrument that for all its local variation and increasing sophistication nevertheless endured in more or less the same form for centuries. Then came recording--and music was forever transformed. Soundbreaking, an eight-part event television series, traces this ongoing sonic revolution, and explores the nexus of cutting-edge technology and human artistry that has created the soundtrack of our lives. Featuring more than 160 original interviews with some of the most celebrated recording artists, producers, and music industry pioneers of all time, Soundbreaking charts a century's worth of innovation and experimentation, and offers a behind-the-scenes look at the birth of brand new sounds. From the Beatles' groundbreaking use of multi-track technology to the synthesized stylings of Stevie Wonder, from disco-era drum machines to the modern art of sampling, the series highlights the dynamic tension between the artificial and the natural--between the man-made and the god-given--and explores the way in which that tension has continuously redefined not only what we listen to and how we listen to it, but our very sense of what music is and can be. In the end, Soundbreaking makes us hear the songs we love in a whole new way, and illuminates the sonic alchemy by which the music we listen to becomes a fundamental part of who we are
Juice( Visual )

4 editions published between 2000 and 2017 in English and held by 468 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 428 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A "clocker" is a 24-hour drug dealer, and Strike (Mekhi Phifer) is the hardest-working one on the streets. But for Strike, time is running out. When the local drug kingpin (Delroy Lindo) tips Strike off about an opportunity for advancement, a rival dealer ends up dead, and Strike suddenly finds himself caught between two homicide detectives. One is Mazilli (John Turturro), who's only looking for an easy bust. The other is Rocco (Harvey Keitel), who's looking for something much harder to find - the truth - and when Strike's law-abiding brother confesses to the murder, Rocco vows not to rest until he's sure the real shooter is behind bars. Director Spike Lee, producer Martin Scorsese and writer Richard Price, along with music by Seal, Marc Dorsey, Des'ree and Chaka Khan, deliver a film so riveting, you'll feel it grab you by the collar and toss you into the middle of an urban battlefield, prompting Jeffrey Lyons of Sneak Previews to call it "One of 1995's most powerful films."
Feel like going home by Martin Scorsese( Visual )

10 editions published between 2003 and 2013 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 406 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Martin Scorsese traces the roots of the blues from the banks of the Niger River to the cotton fields and juke joints of Mississippi. Musician Corey Harris travels through Mississippi and West Africa, exploring the roots of blues music. The film celebrates the early Delta blues musicians through original performances (including Willie King, Taj Mahal, Otha Turner, and Ali Farka Toure), archival footage (featuring Son House, Muddy Waters, and John Lee Hooker), and interviews (including Corey Harris, Sam Carr, Toumani Diabate, Willie King, Dick Waterman, Taj Mahal, Johnny Shines, Otha Turner, Ali Farka Toure, Habib Koité, Salif Keita, and Keb' Mo')
Fires in the mirror : Crown Heights, Brooklyn, and other identities( Visual )

2 editions published between 2003 and 2009 in English and held by 352 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
August Wilson : the ground on which I stand( Visual )

2 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 330 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
Birth of a movement : the battle against America's first blockbuster( Visual )

2 editions published in 2017 in English and held by 303 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
Style wars by Tony Silver( Visual )

2 editions published between 2004 and 2014 in English and held by 289 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
 
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Pollard, Samuel D.

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