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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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Controlling Interest
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directed by Larry Adelman, fl. 1978; produced by Larry Adelman, fl. 1978, California Newsreel (San Francisco, CA: California Newsreel, 1978), 46 mins
This is the film that helped kick-off the anti-globalization movement. Upon its release, Controlling Interest quickly became a standard "audio-visual text" for those concerned about the growing impact of multinational corporations on global affairs. The film examines how the ever-increasing concentration and veloc...
directed by Larry Adelman, fl. 1978; produced by Larry Adelman, fl. 1978, California Newsreel (San Francisco, CA: California Newsreel, 1978), 46 mins
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The Debt of Dictators
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directed by Erling Borgen, 1948-; produced by Erling Borgen, 1948-, Borgen Productions (California Newsreel, 2005), 45 mins
The Debt of Dictators is the first film to expose the nefarious lending of billions of dollars by multinational banks and international financial institutions to brutal dictators throughout the world. Nobel Peace Prize Laureate, Adolfo Perez Esquivel, asserts that transnational banks "know the price of everything...
directed by Erling Borgen, 1948-; produced by Erling Borgen, 1948-, Borgen Productions (California Newsreel, 2005), 45 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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Fintar O Destino
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directed by Fernando Vendrell, 1962-; produced by Fernando Vendrell, 1962- and Luís Alvarães, fl. 1991, I.C. Cinema, ACT (Production Company) and David and Golias (Production Company) (California Newsreel, 1998), 1 hour 16 mins
Fintar O Destino has the distinction of being the Library of African Cinema's first sports film - but a sports film with a decidedly African twist. It is the story, familiar from countless Hollywood movies and therefore easily accessible to American audiences, of an over the hill sports hero who holds onto his pas...
directed by Fernando Vendrell, 1962-; produced by Fernando Vendrell, 1962- and Luís Alvarães, fl. 1991, I.C. Cinema, ACT (Production Company) and David and Golias (Production Company) (California Newsreel, 1998), 1 hour 16 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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