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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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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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Motherland, 1, A Genetic Journey
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directed by Archie Baron, fl. 1990-2014; produced by Tabitha Jackson, fl. 1982-2014, in Motherland, 1 (New York, NY: Filmakers Library, 2004), 1 hour 30 mins,
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Cut off from their ancestry by the three-hundred-year-long slave trade which uprooted 12 million people from Africa, three people are given the opportunity, through DNA searches, to reconnect with their roots. Through advances in DNA research and with the help of laboratories in the UK and America, the possibility...
directed by Archie Baron, fl. 1990-2014; produced by Tabitha Jackson, fl. 1982-2014, in Motherland, 1 (New York, NY: Filmakers Library, 2004), 1 hour 30 mins,
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A Question of Madness: The Furiosus
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directed by Liza Key (New York, NY: Filmakers Library, 2001), 1 hour
In Capetown, South Africa, in September 1966, Prime Minister Hendrik Verwoerd, the architect of apartheid, was stabbed to death in Parliament. The course of South African history was changed by the assassin, Dimitri Tsafendas, who was written off as mad and condemned to twenty eight years of imprisonment. A Questi...
directed by Liza Key (New York, NY: Filmakers Library, 2001), 1 hour
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Seoul II Soul
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directed by Hak J. Chung; produced by USC School of Cinema & Television (New York, NY: Filmakers Library, 1999), 36 mins
Korean American filmmaker Hak J. Chung explores his own identity by taking a close look at a very engaging family. The Yates' household consists of the father, a black Korean war veteran, his war bride and their three grown children. This love match has endured for thirty-five years because of the couple's intelle...
directed by Hak J. Chung; produced by USC School of Cinema & Television (New York, NY: Filmakers Library, 1999), 36 mins
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Yes, Ma'am
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directed by Gary Goldman, 1944-; produced by Gary Goldman, 1944- (New York, NY: Filmakers Library, 2002), 50 mins
Filmed in the stately mansions of New Orleans, Yes, Ma'am shows the role of the black domestic workers in keeping up the gracious lifestyle so closely associated with the old South. On the surface there is a harmonious relationship between employer and employee, but probe a little deeper and grievances emerge. The...
directed by Gary Goldman, 1944-; produced by Gary Goldman, 1944- (New York, NY: Filmakers Library, 2002), 50 mins
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