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Autumn's Harvest
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directed by David B. Marshall, fl. 2009-2016; produced by David B. Marshall, fl. 2009-2016 (New York, NY: Filmakers Library, 2007), 46 mins
HIV isn’t just infecting the poor and socially marginalized in faraway places. It’s happening right here in our own backyard. To the people who help put food on our tables. In fact, the rate of infection among migrant workers appears to be at least 10 and perhaps 20 times that of the national average. Autumn€..
directed by David B. Marshall, fl. 2009-2016; produced by David B. Marshall, fl. 2009-2016 (New York, NY: Filmakers Library, 2007), 46 mins
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Black American Gothic: Planting Urban Roots in Iowa
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directed by Carla Wilson, fl. 2013; produced by Carla Wilson, fl. 2013 (New York, NY: Filmakers Library, 2013), 29 mins
Independent filmmaker Carla Wilson documents the exodus of black people from the inner-city, tracking folks from Chicago as they migrate west to small-town Iowa City, where they struggle to establish roots. Echoing the early 20th-century Great Migration of blacks from southern states to the Northeast and Midwest,...
directed by Carla Wilson, fl. 2013; produced by Carla Wilson, fl. 2013 (New York, NY: Filmakers Library, 2013), 29 mins
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Black Atlantic: On the Orixas Route
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directed by Barbieri Renato (New York, NY: Filmakers Library, 2001), 1 hour 8 mins
The waters of the Atlantic brought the slaves from Africa to Brazil, their bodies in chains but their souls inexorably tied to mother Africa. This Brazilian- made film takes us to both shores, to show how spiritual life, dance and song came with the captive people and took root in the new soil. Among the many trad...
directed by Barbieri Renato (New York, NY: Filmakers Library, 2001), 1 hour 8 mins
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Hymn to Freedom: The History of Blacks in Canada, 1, Quebec
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directed by Sylvia Sweeney; produced by Almeta Speaks, 1935-, in Hymn to Freedom: The History of Blacks in Canada, 1 (New York, NY: Filmakers Library, 1998, originally published 1994), 57 mins
Few people know that slavery existed in Canada as it did in the United States. Using illustrations, maps, archival documents and photographs, it shows how slaves were kept and sold in Canada until 1863, thirty-two years before the U.S. Emancipation Proclamation. Member of a series: Hymn to Freedom: The History of...
directed by Sylvia Sweeney; produced by Almeta Speaks, 1935-, in Hymn to Freedom: The History of Blacks in Canada, 1 (New York, NY: Filmakers Library, 1998, originally published 1994), 57 mins
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Invisible Revolution
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directed by Beverly Peterson (New York, NY: Filmakers Library, 2001), 1 hour
This disturbing documentary profiles a chilling subculture among American youth. For over a decade, the clash between racist and anti-racist youth has been virtually invisible, but now, ever younger members are taking control of the white supremacy movement. Rising against them are a group of anti- racist skinhead...
directed by Beverly Peterson (New York, NY: Filmakers Library, 2001), 1 hour
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Just Black?: Multi-Racial Identity
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produced by Francine Widdance Twine, Jonathan F. Warren and Francisco Ferrandiz (New York, NY: Filmakers Library, 1992), 1 hour
Most of us at one time or other are faced with an official form requiring us to "check" the applicable ethnic designation. What "box" does a person check if his or her parents come from different racial backgrounds? In this provocative documentary, we meet several articulate young men and women of mixed racial her...
produced by Francine Widdance Twine, Jonathan F. Warren and Francisco Ferrandiz (New York, NY: Filmakers Library, 1992), 1 hour
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Listen to the Silence
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directed by Peter Bischof; produced by Loke Film (New York, NY: Filmakers Library, 2002), 53 mins
"Africans listen to the silence and use it as a dimension in which they can improvise," says John Collins, musician, writer and authority on the music of Ghana, where he lives. He narrates this documentary exploring the nature of African polyrhythms. The film reveals the kaleidoscope of rhythms heard in an Africa...
directed by Peter Bischof; produced by Loke Film (New York, NY: Filmakers Library, 2002), 53 mins
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The Mirror Lied
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directed by Jennifer Haskin-O'Reggio; produced by USC School of Cinema & Television (New York, NY: Filmakers Library, 1999), 32 mins
How does a young African-American woman cope with the ideals of feminine beauty imposed by white society? This film shows the struggle of the filmmaker's fifteen-year-old sister, Jantre, to accept her appearance. Though she spends an hour each day trying to tame her unruly hair, she never feels attractive. She env...
directed by Jennifer Haskin-O'Reggio; produced by USC School of Cinema & Television (New York, NY: Filmakers Library, 1999), 32 mins
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Moko Jumbie: Traditional Stilt Walkers
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directed by Karen L. Kramer, fl. 1978; produced by Karen L. Kramer, fl. 1978 (New York, NY: Filmakers Library, 1992), 30 mins
The name means "dancing spirit", and these ten-foot-high stilt walkers appear at street festivals in New York City, at Carnival celebrations in the Caribbean, and during religious ceremonies in West Africa. Wearing special costumes and masks which add to their mystery, the moko jumbie is both feared and revered. B...
directed by Karen L. Kramer, fl. 1978; produced by Karen L. Kramer, fl. 1978 (New York, NY: Filmakers Library, 1992), 30 mins
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The Other Man
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directed by Nicolas Rossier, fl. 2014; produced by Naashon Zalk, fl. 2014 and Tami Woronoff, fl. 2014, Baraka Productions (New York, NY: First Run Features, 2014), 1 hour 16 mins
F.W. de Klerk was the last president of apartheid South Africa. He went from Mandela's jailer to his subordinate and together they changed history. Rossier explores the fascinating political journey and legacy of this complicated figure.
directed by Nicolas Rossier, fl. 2014; produced by Naashon Zalk, fl. 2014 and Tami Woronoff, fl. 2014, Baraka Productions (New York, NY: First Run Features, 2014), 1 hour 16 mins
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