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How To Become Sheriff... when born poor and black in segregated Mississippi
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directed by Donald Blank (New York, NY: Filmakers Library, 2002), 53 mins
For two centuries, Mississippi blacks have had to endure slavery, poverty, discrimination, and violence. Finally in the 1960's, the civil rights campaign in the South brought real change. Mississippi now has thirteen elected black sheriffs. This film tells the story of one of them: Sheriff Frank Davis and how he g...
directed by Donald Blank (New York, NY: Filmakers Library, 2002), 53 mins
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A Panther in Africa
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directed by Aaron Matthews (New York, NY: Filmakers Library, 2004), 1 hour 13 mins
On October 30, 1969, Pete O'Neal, a young Black Panther, was arrested for transporting a gun across state lines. O'Neal fled the country, and has lived in Tanzania for over 30 years. He is one of the last American exiles from an era when activists considered themselves at war with the US government. O'Neal is torn...
directed by Aaron Matthews (New York, NY: Filmakers Library, 2004), 1 hour 13 mins
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Sholem Aleichem: Laughing in the Darkness
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directed by Joseph Dorman (New York, NY: Filmakers Library, 2012), 1 hour 34 mins
Sholem Aleichem: Laughing in the Darkness is a riveting portrait of writer Sholem Aleichem, whose stories about Tevye the Milkman became the basis of the Broadway musical Fiddler on the Roof. Aleichem (1859‒1916) was a rebellious wordsmith who created a new genre of literature and used his remarkable humor to en...
directed by Joseph Dorman (New York, NY: Filmakers Library, 2012), 1 hour 34 mins
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A Portrait of Mr. Pink
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directed by Helena Appio, fl. 1995; produced by Helena Appio, fl. 1995, Arts Council Films (New York, NY: Filmakers Library, 1999), 16 mins
Seventy-three-year-old Mr. Pink is a retired refuse collector who came to Britain from Jamaica in the fifties. He lives alone in a ramshackle, but extraordinary house in a South East London suburb. Inspired by a mixture of dreams, memories of his childhood and his religion, he adorned his Victorian mansion with hi...
directed by Helena Appio, fl. 1995; produced by Helena Appio, fl. 1995, Arts Council Films (New York, NY: Filmakers Library, 1999), 16 mins
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Adam Abdul Hakeem: One Who Survived
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produced by Thalia Drori (New York, NY: Filmakers Library, 1993), 49 mins
Twenty-year-old Adam Abdul Hakeem was the first person in American judicial history to be found innocent by reason of self defense in a police shooting case. This gripping documentary tells the story of Hakeem, (formerly named Larry Davis), who tried to extricate himself from a police-run drug ring in which he had...
produced by Thalia Drori (New York, NY: Filmakers Library, 1993), 49 mins
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Adam Clayton Powell
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directed by Richard Kilberg (New York, NY: Filmakers Library, 1989), 1 hour 5 mins
This is a compelling portrait of the legendary African American leader, Adam Clayton Powell as well as a fascinating look at the beginning of modern black politics in this country. Handsome, brilliant and controversial, he was the pastor of America's largest Protestant congregation; an early champion in the Civil...
directed by Richard Kilberg (New York, NY: Filmakers Library, 1989), 1 hour 5 mins
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