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Pollard, Sam

Overview
Works: 112 works in 279 publications in 2 languages and 18,180 library holdings
Genres: Documentary films  History  Nonfiction films  Documentary television programs  Nonfiction television programs  Drama  Television adaptations  Biography  Television mini-series  Personal narratives 
Roles: Producer, Film editor, Director, Author of screenplay, Editor, Other, Speaker, Author
Classifications: F334.B69, 976.335064
Publication Timeline
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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 2,094 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 )

8 editions published between 1997 and 2010 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,526 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 )

7 editions published between 2012 and 2015 in English and held by 1,437 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
If God is willing and da creek don't rise( Visual )

4 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in English and held by 687 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( Visual )

7 editions published between 2008 and 2014 in English and held by 679 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 677 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
Mo' better blues by Spike Lee( Visual )

10 editions published between 1990 and 2010 in English and Italian and held by 536 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 454 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 444 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 )

2 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 439 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 424 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
Feel like going home by Martin Scorsese( Visual )

8 editions published between 2003 and 2013 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 410 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 358 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 )

1 edition published in 2004 in English and held by 282 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
Mystery of Love by Megumi Ōnaka( Visual )

5 editions published between 2006 and 2009 in English and held by 256 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Explores the many varieties of the emotion of love. Various individuals offer personal definitions of love
 
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Pollard, Samuel D.

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