Week One: Black Arts and History in Film
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|Blacks in Space: Imagining Race in Science Fiction Films|
|Celluloid Chains: Slavery in the Americas Through Film|
|Contemporary Black American Cinema: Race, Gender, and Sexuality at the Movies|
|Contemporary Cinema of Africa and the Diaspora
|L.A. Rebellion: Creating a New Black Cinema|
|Reflections on Blaxsloitation: Actors and Directors Speak|
Arc of Justice: The Rise, Fall and Rebirth of a Beloved Community
Arc of Justice documents the journey of New Communities, Inc. (NCI) in
southwest Georgia, a story of racial justice, community organizing, and perseverance in the face of enormous obstacles.
Watch the trailer here.
Black Panther Woman
Black Panther Woman recounts Marlene Cummins’ journey through the Brisbane Australia chapter of the Black Panther Party, which was inspired by the American Panthers. Watch the trailer here.
Horror Noire: A History of Black Horror
Horror Noire traces the untold history of Black Americans in Hollywood through their connection to the horror genre. Watch the trailer here.
Race, Power, and American Sports
Cultural historian Dave Zirin examines the ways in which sports culture has both reproduced and challenged dominant ideas about race. Watch the trailer here.
Through a Lens Darkly: Black Photography and the Emergence of a People
Watch the trailer here. This film is also available on YouTube.
Wild Women Don't Have the Blues
The lives, times, and music of Ma Rainey, Bessie Smith, Ida Cox, Ethel Waters, and other legendary women illustrate how the blues became a vital part of American culture. Watch a preview here:
(All films are Rutgers restricted access unless otherwise indicated.)
Another film source:
TubiTV is a free, ad-based streaming service. Viewers can watch a wide variety of films from many different genres. I am a big fan and I have a long queue with films ranging from documentaries to popular to Italian-langauge and world cinema. Tubi has a significant collection of Black Cinema.
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