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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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Bloody Island
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directed by Thomas Gibson and Thomas Gibson, fl. 1992; produced by Thomas Gibson and Thomas Gibson, fl. 1992 (New York, NY: Filmakers Library, 1998), 42 mins
In the early part of the century, thousands of African Americans migrated from the rural South in search of a better life in the northern industrial cities. This black migration was an important event in U.S. history. It fueled the factories of the North, but hurt an already weakened southern economy. In East St....
directed by Thomas Gibson and Thomas Gibson, fl. 1992; produced by Thomas Gibson and Thomas Gibson, fl. 1992 (New York, NY: Filmakers Library, 1998), 42 mins
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Borderline Medicine
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directed by Roger Weisberg; produced by Roger Weisberg (New York, NY: Filmakers Library, 1991), 1 hour 1 mins
With the U.S. struggling to control soaring health care costs and 37 million Americans not covered by health insurance, the Canadian system of national health insurance looks attractive. This documentary takes a close look at how health care is delivered on both sides of the border. The film begins by comparing pr...
directed by Roger Weisberg; produced by Roger Weisberg (New York, NY: Filmakers Library, 1991), 1 hour 1 mins
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Coat of Many Countries
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directed by Josh Freed and Tom Puchniak (New York, NY: Filmakers Library, 1999), 52 mins
In Coat of Many Countries we see how the clothes we wear today are the remarkable coming together of goods and services from all over the world. By following the evolution of a suit, we glimpse the practical application of the new global economy. The motivating force behind this well-traveled suit jacket is to get...
directed by Josh Freed and Tom Puchniak (New York, NY: Filmakers Library, 1999), 52 mins
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Facing Forward: A Charter School for At-risk Youth
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directed by Laura Paglin, fl. 2004 (New York, NY: Filmakers Library, 2012), 1 hour 7 mins
In Cleveland, where only one in twenty African American males graduates from high school, a new charter middle school, E Prep, is one of a wave of organizations championing the 'old school' values of hard work, discipline, and respect for authority. This award-winning film asks the question, can a school with high...
directed by Laura Paglin, fl. 2004 (New York, NY: Filmakers Library, 2012), 1 hour 7 mins
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The Golden Cage: A Story of California's Farmworkers
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produced by Susan Ferriss (New York, NY: Filmakers Library, 1991), 31 mins
The plight of migrant farmworkers has not changed much since the Depression. Only their nationality is different. The Golden Cage chronicles the experiences of Mexican farmworkers in California, and their isolation in a land of plenty. They toil under the blazing sun for little more than the minimum wage (and some...
produced by Susan Ferriss (New York, NY: Filmakers Library, 1991), 31 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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Hymn to Freedom: The History of Blacks in Canada, 3, Ontario
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produced by Almeta Speaks, 1935-, in Hymn to Freedom: The History of Blacks in Canada, 3 (New York, NY: Filmakers Library, 1998), 57 mins
The Duvall family are descendents of fugitive slaves who fled New Orleans by way of the Underground Railway in the 1860's. There were, at that time, already 25,000 free black people in Canada. Member of a series: Hymn to Freedom: The History of Blacks in Canada.
produced by Almeta Speaks, 1935-, in Hymn to Freedom: The History of Blacks in Canada, 3 (New York, NY: Filmakers Library, 1998), 57 mins
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Hymn to Freedom: The History of Blacks in Canada, 4, British Columbia
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directed by Donna Davey Preece; produced by Almeta Speaks, 1935-, in Hymn to Freedom: The History of Blacks in Canada, 4 (New York, NY: Filmakers Library, 1998, originally published 1994), 59 mins
By examining the early history of the area, the film shows how blacks influenced British Columbia to join the Confederation of Canada instead of becoming part of the United States. Member of a series: Hymn to Freedom: The History of Blacks in Canada.
directed by Donna Davey Preece; produced by Almeta Speaks, 1935-, in Hymn to Freedom: The History of Blacks in Canada, 4 (New York, NY: Filmakers Library, 1998, originally published 1994), 59 mins
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Lady Warriors
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written by John Goheen, fl. 1980-2017; directed by John Goheen, fl. 1980-2017; produced by John Goheen, fl. 1980-2017 and David Turnley, 1955-, Corbis Documentaries (New York, NY: Filmakers Library, 2002), 1 hour 31 mins
In addition to their stories are brief glimpses of Hopi and Navajo life. Sequences include scenes shot on the Hopi reservation as well as a Navajo puberty ceremony. This award winning film is about the will to succeed, about the importance of age-old traditions and the struggles of minority girls to grow up in tod...
written by John Goheen, fl. 1980-2017; directed by John Goheen, fl. 1980-2017; produced by John Goheen, fl. 1980-2017 and David Turnley, 1955-, Corbis Documentaries (New York, NY: Filmakers Library, 2002), 1 hour 31 mins
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