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A Barber's Wisdom
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directed by Amaka Igwe, 1954-2014; produced by Tajuddeen Adepetu, fl. 2001, M-Net (San Francisco, CA: California Newsreel, 2000), 28 mins
A Barber's Wisdom is a short farce showing what Nigerian filmmakers can do when not restricted by commercial concerns; the cinematographer is the director of our other new Nigerian release, Thunderbolt. In contrast to Surrender, the father here is ridiculed not for being too traditional but for not being tradition...
directed by Amaka Igwe, 1954-2014; produced by Tajuddeen Adepetu, fl. 2001, M-Net (San Francisco, CA: California Newsreel, 2000), 28 mins
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Black Journal 1970
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directed by Stan Lathan, 1945-; produced by William W. Greaves; performed by John Lee Hooker, 1917-2001, in Black Journal, 1970 (New York, NY: William Greaves Productions, 1970), 3 hours 53 mins
Black Journal #20, 1970.01 NYC Transit Authority Union workers strike (Phil Burton), Charles Hamilton, Black Athlete, Blues - John Lee Hooker, Nigerian War Ends Black Journal #21, 1970.02 Tribute to Malcolm X, Ethiopia, Martin Luther King Memorial Center, WEB Du Bois Black Journal #22, 1970.03 The Black GI...
directed by Stan Lathan, 1945-; produced by William W. Greaves; performed by John Lee Hooker, 1917-2001, in Black Journal, 1970 (New York, NY: William Greaves Productions, 1970), 3 hours 53 mins
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Daratt
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directed by Mahamat-Saleh Haroun, 1961-; produced by Simon Field, fl. 1993-2015, Diana Elbaum, fl. 1995-2017, Sebastien Delloye, fl. 2001-2017, Keith Griffiths, 1947- and Abderrahmane Sissako, 1961-, Chinguitty Films and Goi Goi Productions (New York, NY: ArtMattan Productions, 2006), 1 hour 33 mins
Chad, 2006. The government has granted amnesty to all war criminals. Atim, 16 years old, is given a revolver by his grandfather so that he may kill the man who killed his father. Atim leaves his village for N’djamena, seeking a man he does not know. He quickly locates him: former war criminal Nassara is now marr...
directed by Mahamat-Saleh Haroun, 1961-; produced by Simon Field, fl. 1993-2015, Diana Elbaum, fl. 1995-2017, Sebastien Delloye, fl. 2001-2017, Keith Griffiths, 1947- and Abderrahmane Sissako, 1961-, Chinguitty Films and Goi Goi Productions (New York, NY: ArtMattan Productions, 2006), 1 hour 33 mins
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Daresalam
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directed by Issa Serge Coelo, 1967-; produced by Pierre Javaux, fl. 1995, Parenthese Films, DCN (Production Company), Centre National de la Cinématographie, Pierre Javaux Production and La Sept Arte (California Newsreel, 2000), 1 hour 40 mins
"Our heads are not just for holding gourds. Nor our arms just for holding weapons. We cannot waste energy wiping away our own blood." A. Balou Daresalam is the first African feature film to focus on the civil wars convulsing the continent from Sierra Leone to Somalia. It provides compelling insights into how ordi...
directed by Issa Serge Coelo, 1967-; produced by Pierre Javaux, fl. 1995, Parenthese Films, DCN (Production Company), Centre National de la Cinématographie, Pierre Javaux Production and La Sept Arte (California Newsreel, 2000), 1 hour 40 mins
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From The Library of Black History: The Longest Struggle (1984)
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produced by Tony Brown, 1933-, James Cannady, fl. 1983-2004 and Sheryl J. Cannady, fl. 1985-2012 (New York, NY: Tony Brown Productions, 1984), 1 hour 30 mins
This 30-minute version of the story of Black America and the NAACP's 75-year march to freedom and justice.
produced by Tony Brown, 1933-, James Cannady, fl. 1983-2004 and Sheryl J. Cannady, fl. 1985-2012 (New York, NY: Tony Brown Productions, 1984), 1 hour 30 mins
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Frontières
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directed by Mostefa Djadjam, fl. 1978-2016; produced by Aïssa Djabri, 1952-, Manuel Munz, fl. 1996-2016 and Farid Lahouassa, 1959-, Vertigo (New York, NY: ArtMattan Productions, 2002), 1 hour 39 mins
Six men and a woman set out on the hazardous journey from Senegal to Morocco in a bid to slip illegally into Europe to escape from the poverty and internecine warfare of Africa. All are lured by the promise of a better life, but the challenges are numerous. Passing through the hands of various smugglers, they cros...
directed by Mostefa Djadjam, fl. 1978-2016; produced by Aïssa Djabri, 1952-, Manuel Munz, fl. 1996-2016 and Farid Lahouassa, 1959-, Vertigo (New York, NY: ArtMattan Productions, 2002), 1 hour 39 mins
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Furious Flower, 1, Elders
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directed by John L. Hodges, Jr.; produced by Judith McCray, in Furious Flower, 1 (San Francisco, CA: California Newsreel, 1998), 1 hour 52 mins

VIDEO VOLUME I: ELDERS (114 Minutes)
Samuel W. Allen with Jerry W. Ward, Jr.
Mari Evans with Val Grey Ward
Naomi Long Madgett with Eleanor W. Traylor
Alvin Aubert with Leonard Moore
Pinkie Gordon Lane with Sandra Govan

This video volume introduces readers to the poets who laid the groundwork for today's Bl...

directed by John L. Hodges, Jr.; produced by Judith McCray, in Furious Flower, 1 (San Francisco, CA: California Newsreel, 1998), 1 hour 52 mins
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Furious Flower, 3, Seers
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directed by John L. Hodges, Jr.; produced by Judith McCray, in Furious Flower, 3 (San Francisco, CA: California Newsreel, 1998), 1 hour 54 mins

VIDEO VOLUME III: SEERS (114 Minutes)
Rita Dove
Toi Derricotte with Opal Moore
Dolores Kendrick with Judith Thomas
Sherley Anne Williams with Deborah McDowell
Gerald Barrax with Joyce Pettis
E. Ethelbert Miller with Eugenia Collier
Michael S. Harper with Aldon L. Nielsen

Following the Black Arts Movement...

directed by John L. Hodges, Jr.; produced by Judith McCray, in Furious Flower, 3 (San Francisco, CA: California Newsreel, 1998), 1 hour 54 mins
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Langston Hughes: Performance
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produced by Educational Video Group (Greenwood, IN: Educational Video Group, 1950), 3 mins
This video is a performance of Langston Hughes reading his, 'The Weary Blues' with jazz accompaniment.
produced by Educational Video Group (Greenwood, IN: Educational Video Group, 1950), 3 mins
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Mortu Nega
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directed by Flora Gomes, 1941-; produced by Jacques Zajdermann, fl. 1975, Maria Cecilia Fonseca, fl. 1988 and Odette Rosa, fl. 1988, Instituto Nacional de Cinema da Guiné-Bissau (San Francisco, CA: California Newsreel, 1988), 1 hour 32 mins

California Newsreel has released Flora Gomes' now classic, Mortu Nega, to commemorate three starkly dissimilar events. 1998 marked both the 25th anniversary of the independence of Guinea-Bissau and the assassination of its leader Amilcar Cabral but it was also the year that country virtually annihilated itself i...

directed by Flora Gomes, 1941-; produced by Jacques Zajdermann, fl. 1975, Maria Cecilia Fonseca, fl. 1988 and Odette Rosa, fl. 1988, Instituto Nacional de Cinema da Guiné-Bissau (San Francisco, CA: California Newsreel, 1988), 1 hour 32 mins
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