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America ReFramed, Season 4, Episode 6, Baddddd Sonia Sanchez
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directed by Sabrina Schmidt Gordon, fl. 2001, Janet Goldwater, fl. 1990 and Barbara Attie, fl. 1992; produced by Sabrina Schmidt Gordon, fl. 2001, Janet Goldwater, fl. 1990 and Barbara Attie, fl. 1992, in America ReFramed, Season 4, Episode 6 (San Francisco, CA: California Newsreel, 2015), 1 hour 31 mins
The Emmy award nominated BaddDDD Sonia Sanchez offers unprecedented access to the life, work and mesmerizing performances of renowned poet and activist Sonia Sanchez who describes herself as "a woman with razor blades between my teeth." A leading figure in the Black Arts Movement and inspiration to today's hip hop...
directed by Sabrina Schmidt Gordon, fl. 2001, Janet Goldwater, fl. 1990 and Barbara Attie, fl. 1992; produced by Sabrina Schmidt Gordon, fl. 2001, Janet Goldwater, fl. 1990 and Barbara Attie, fl. 1992, in America ReFramed, Season 4, Episode 6 (San Francisco, CA: California Newsreel, 2015), 1 hour 31 mins
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Banished
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directed by Marco Williams, 1956- (San Francisco, CA: California Newsreel, 2007), 1 hour 24 mins
Banished vividly recovers the too-quickly forgotten history of racial cleansing in America when thousands of African Americans were driven from their homes and communities by violent, racist mobs. The film places these events in the context of present day race relations by following three concrete cases where blac...
directed by Marco Williams, 1956- (San Francisco, CA: California Newsreel, 2007), 1 hour 24 mins
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Brick by Brick: A Civil Rights Story
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directed by Sylke Froechtenigt and Bill Kavanagh; produced by Linda Porto and Bill Kavanagh (San Francisco, CA: California Newsreel, 2008), 53 mins
Brick by Brick: A Civil Rights Story shows that segregation has been as virulent and persistent in the North as in the South and that it too has resulted from deliberate public policies based in deep-rooted racial prejudice. The film uses the bitter struggle over equal housing rights in Yonkers, New York during th...
directed by Sylke Froechtenigt and Bill Kavanagh; produced by Linda Porto and Bill Kavanagh (San Francisco, CA: California Newsreel, 2008), 53 mins
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Everyone's Child
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directed by Tsitsi Dangarembga, 1959-; produced by Ben Zulu, fl. 1994, John Riber, fl. 1993 and Jonny Persey, fl. 1996, Media for Development Trust (California Newsreel, 1996), 1 hour 23 mins
Everyone's Child is an eloquent call for action on behalf of Africa's millions of parentless children. Through the tragic story of one Zimbabwean family devastated by AIDS, the film challenges Africans to reaffirm their tradition that an orphan becomes "Everyone's Child." Everyone's Child is the most recent produ...
directed by Tsitsi Dangarembga, 1959-; produced by Ben Zulu, fl. 1994, John Riber, fl. 1993 and Jonny Persey, fl. 1996, Media for Development Trust (California Newsreel, 1996), 1 hour 23 mins
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The Father
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directed by Ermias Woldeamlak, fl. 2000; produced by Maji-da Abdi, 1970-, M-Net (San Francisco, CA: California Newsreel, 2000), 29 mins
The Father is set during one of the darkest periods of Ethiopian history - the terror following the 1974 deposing of Haile Selassie launched by the new military regime, the derg. Alazar is an apolitical painter looking forward to marrying Rahel, his model and girlfriend. His best friend, Yonas, a political radical...
directed by Ermias Woldeamlak, fl. 2000; produced by Maji-da Abdi, 1970-, M-Net (San Francisco, CA: California Newsreel, 2000), 29 mins
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February One
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produced by Rebecca Cerese and Steven Channing, fl. 2003 (San Francisco, CA: California Newsreel, 2004), 57 mins
In one remarkable day, four college freshmen changed the course of American history. February One tells the inspiring story surrounding the 1960 Greensboro lunch counter sit-ins that revitalized the Civil Rights Movement and set an example of student militancy for the coming decade. This moving film shows how a sm...
produced by Rebecca Cerese and Steven Channing, fl. 2003 (San Francisco, CA: California Newsreel, 2004), 57 mins
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Furious Flower, 1, Roots and First Fruits
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directed by John L. Hodges, Jr.; produced by Judith McCray, in Furious Flower, 1 (San Francisco, CA: California Newsreel, 2005), 1 hour 10 mins

Program I - Roots and First Fruits (60 min) discusses the major influences shaping the creative origins, poetic voice and stylistic approach of these poets. Significant influences include regional language, historic context, geographic location, personal passions and political commitment.

*Houston A. Baker, Jr....

directed by John L. Hodges, Jr.; produced by Judith McCray, in Furious Flower, 1 (San Francisco, CA: California Newsreel, 2005), 1 hour 10 mins
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Furious Flower, Video Volume Three, Pollinating and Dispersing - Black Poetry Collectives and the Diaspora
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directed by John L. Hodges, Jr.; produced by Judith McCray, James Madison University, Furious Flower Poetry Center, in Furious Flower, Video Volume Three (San Francisco, CA: California Newsreel, 2015), 1 hour 16 mins
Furious Flower III: Seeding the Future of African American Poetry (2015) offers the unprecedented opportunity to watch thirty-two of today’s leading African American poets reading from their work and discussing the critical issues shaping this vibrant poetic tradition. Its four video volumes compile close to fiv...
directed by John L. Hodges, Jr.; produced by Judith McCray, James Madison University, Furious Flower Poetry Center, in Furious Flower, Video Volume Three (San Francisco, CA: California Newsreel, 2015), 1 hour 16 mins
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Goin' to Chicago
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directed by George King; produced by George King (San Francisco, CA: California Newsreel, 1997), 1 hour 10 mins
Goin' to Chicago chronicles one of the most momentous yet least heralded sagas of American history - the great migration of African Americans from the rural South to the cities of the North and West after World War II. Four million black people created a dynamic urban culture outside the South, changing America fo...
directed by George King; produced by George King (San Francisco, CA: California Newsreel, 1997), 1 hour 10 mins
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Le grand blanc de Lambaréné
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directed by Bassek Ba Kobhio, 1957-; produced by Bassek Ba Kobhio, 1957-, Films Terre Africaine, LN Productions, Chrysalide Film, Centre National du Cinéma et de l'Image Animée and Canal+ (San Francisco, CA: California Newsreel, 1995), 1 hour 29 mins

Cameroonian filmmaker Bassek ba Kobhio provides a fascinating revisionist perspective on Albert Schweitzer, Noble Peace Prize winner and secular saint of the colonial era.

Like Frantz Fanon: Black Skin, White Mask, this film begins to rewrite the history of colonialism from the point of view of the colonized. L...

directed by Bassek Ba Kobhio, 1957-; produced by Bassek Ba Kobhio, 1957-, Films Terre Africaine, LN Productions, Chrysalide Film, Centre National du Cinéma et de l'Image Animée and Canal+ (San Francisco, CA: California Newsreel, 1995), 1 hour 29 mins
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