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Videos on the Social Sciences: Racism

SELECTED DVDs and Videotapes in the Rutgers Libraries

Racism DVDs

1912 breaking the silence 1912, Breaking the Silence is the title for a project consisting of three chapters dedicated to the history of the Party of the Independents of Color (PIC). An approximation, a tentative sketch necessary for this little known part of Cuba's history. This is documentary material, intended to teach, whose principal resources are the voices of historians and Cuban cultural icons who in some way have taken up this theme as they express their ideas and conclusions. 3 videodiscs (approximately 163 min.)

MEDIA 10-5207

 

America in black & white: Prom night  2004, c2003

Chris Bury, James T Wooten, ABC News, ABC News Productions, and Films for the Humanities & Sciences (Firm)

Breaking with the tacit practice of separate, student-sponsored proms, teens at a racially diverse high school in Georgia recently tried having only one dance, for all students. One year later they scrapped the idea. Is this a black-and-white case of racism, or is it somehow greater than that? In this ABC News program, anchor Chris Bury and correspondent Jim Wooten give a balanced report on attitudes toward race in Taylor County. 1 videocassette (22 min.)

MEDIA   MEDIA 2-7421      10-285

 

Anomaly 2013

A thought-provoking look at multiracial identity by combining personal narratives with the larger drama of mixed race in American culture. The characters use spoken word and music to tell captivating stories of navigating identity, family and community ina changing world. 1 videodisc (47 min.)

MEDIA 10-4895

 

Beyond black and white affirmative action in America 2000

Charles J Ogletree

All sides in the affirmative action debate say that they believe in the Constitutional right to equality regarding race, creed and sex, but they bring very different interpretations to what that means. A distinguished panel of experts discuss this issue. 1 videocassette (58 min.)

MEDIA  DANA 10-3352            2-5715 1878

 

Beyond black and white affirmative action in America 2004

Martha J. H Elliott,  Joan I Greco, Mark Ganguzza, Charles J Ogletree, Ward Connerly, Christopher F Edley, Julius W Becton, Ruth Simmons, Fred Friendly Seminars (Firm), Columbia University, Graduate School of Journalism, Century Foundation, WNET (Television station : New York, N.Y.), and Films for the Humanities & Sciences (Firm)

"All sides of the affirmative action issue have targeted the same goal: ending racism of all types. But do opportunities for some have to come at the expense of others? In this Fred Friendly seminar moderated by Harvard Law School's Charles Ogletree, a what-if scenario revolves around a university's efforts to enroll a diverse student body of qualified candidates. Panelists include Ward Connerly, proponent of Carlifornia's Proposition 209; Christopher Edley, Fr., director of the recent White House review of affirmative action; Julius Becton, Jr., former head of Washington, D.C.'s public schools; Ruth Simmons, president of Smith College; and policy activists from the African-American, Asian, Native American, and Latino communities"--Container. 1 videodisc (58 min.) :

MEDIA 10-3352

 

Birth of a nation, 4x29x92 200-?

Matthew McDaniel and  Newsreel (Firm)

"After criminal charges were dropped against four Los Angeles police officers accused in the brutal beating of Rodney King, L.A. erupted. This video offers a rare view of the rebellion that began within minutes of the verdict. It is a view from the street, shot at the epicenter of the rebellion where residents express their outrage, businesses burn, and neighbors are depicted as criminals on the nightly news; gangs call a city-wide truce while local rappers become prophets. With the hand-held immediacy of combat coverage, the video follows events over several days, shows conditions leading up to the verdict, the rebellion, and ultimately the arrest of black youth accused of rioting and violence as the chief of police and news cameras look on.". 1 videodisc (63 min.) :

MEDIA 10-2477

 

Black legion c2008, 1937

Archie L Mayo, Robert Lord, Humphrey Bogart, Dick Foran,  Erin O'Brien-Moore, Ann Sheridan, Warner Bros, Warner Home Video (Firm), and Turner Entertainment Co

Frank Taylor and people like him have a vision for America. It is a vision shaped by terror and fueled by fear, ignorance and hate - a nation of 'free, white, 100-percent Americans!'. 1 videodisc (ca. 80 min.)

MEDIA 10-1435

 

Black like who? 2006?, c1995

Debbi Reynolds, Martain S Gonzaalez, and Filmakers Library, inc

Filmmaker Debbi Reynolds explores her racial identity as a black who grew up in a white neighborhood while learning about the experiences and feelings of her parents and new black friends in college. 1 videodisc (30 min.)

MEDIA 10-1912

 

Breaking chains dismantling racism in higher education: Breaking chains dismantling racism in higher education 1999

Lorne Lieb, James Robinson, Lorne Lieb, James Robinson, Macalester College, Office of Multicultural Affairs, The Dismantling Racism Group, and National Film Network

"A documentary focusing on the development and organization of a group of students, faculty, staff, alumni, and community members at Macalester College (St. Paul, Minnsota) who are attempting to dismantle and undo racism at their college on an institutional level.  The film discusses the need for this type of education and its effect using the setting of an anti-racism education workshop on campus set-up by the group and a national workshop in Mississippi attended by the group."--Container. 1 videodisc (35 min.) 1 videodisc

MEDIA 10-92

 

Broken on all sides race, mass incarceration & new visions for criminal justice in the U.S 2012

"More African Americans are under 'correctional' (prison) control today than were enslaved in 1850. Why? The movie explores mass incarceration across the U.S. and the intersection of race, poverty, and the criminal justice and penal systems. It centers around Michelle Alexander's theory in her groundbreaking book, 'The New Jim Crow:' through the rise of the drug war and tough on crime policies, because discretion within the system allows for targeting people of color at disproportionately high rates, mass incarceration is the new caste system in America. The movie dissects the War on Drugs and 'tough on crime' movement, illustrates how the emerging Occupy movement offers hope for change, and explores possible reforms and solutions to ending mass incarceration and this new racial caste system. "--Container. 1 videodisc (68 min.)

MEDIA 10-4798

 

Brownsville, black and white 2002

Richard Broadman, Janice Gray, Nighttime Films (Firm), University of California (System), and Extension Center for Media and Independent Learning

"This poignant and powerful documentary explores the complex history of interracial cooperation, urban change, and social conflict in Brownsville, a neighborhood of Brooklyn, New York, from the 1930s to the present. 1 videocassette (ca. 83 min.)

MEDIA 10-3599         2-6834

 

The Central Park five 2013

Chronicles America's complicated perceptions of race and crime through the story of the "Central Park 5" -- a group of minority teenagers wrongfully convicted and jailed for brutally raping a white woman in New York. 1 videodisc (119 min.)

MEDIA 10-4274

 

Color adjustment c2004

Marlon T Riggs, Vivian Kleiman, Ruby Dee, California Newsreel (Firm), and Signifyin' Works (Firm)

An analysis of the portrayal of African-Americans on American television from 1948-1988. Argues that earlier images were outright racist, and that later images have been overly biased towards prosperous blacks. 1 videodisc (80 min.) :

MEDIA  DANA 10-2320         423 2-3685

 

The color of fear c1995

A film about the pain and anguish that racism has caused in the lives of eight North American men of Asian, European, Latino, and African descent. Out of their confrontations and struggles to understand and trust each other emerges an emotional and insightful portrayal into the type of dialogue most of us fear, but hope will happen sometime in our lifetime. 1 videodisc (ca. 90 min.)

MEDIA 10-4708

 

The color of fear 2 walking each other home c2008

In this film, the eight North American men of Asian, European, Latino, and African descent who explored the state of race relations in America in "The Color of Fear" return to address the question, "What can whites do to end racism?" For while the U.S. boasts one of the most diverse populations in the world, it still lacks meaningful and honest relationships between its various cultures, and the unequal distribution of power and representation continues in all sectors of the American social, educational, governmental, and political landscape. It is only by becoming a community--treating one another as brothers and sisters --that we can heal and grow as a nation. This requires that we "walk each other home" as we did when we were children, and race was elided by knowledge of individuals who were our friends.  1 videodisc (55 min.)

MEDIA 10-3876

 

The color of fear four little beds c2005

Mun Wah Lee and StirFry Seminars & Consulting

The Color of Fear 3 is an intimate conversation on the issues of what it is to be gay in this society and the impact it has on their sense of safety and identity. 1 videodisc (43 min.)

MEDIA 10-907

 

Come back, Africa In 1957, Rogosin travelled to South Africa and created a powerfully, moving drama exposing the harsh reality of life under the system apartheid. Filmed secretly under the noses of the feared South African police, Rogosin, his crew, and cast risked arrest and deportation. Miriam Makeba was banned from her country after travelling to Venice for the movie's premiere. The scenes shot in the vibrant black ghetto of Sophiatown are precious images of a lost world.  Rogosin took the fight for equality to his homeland with Black roots, his documentary on African American life.  The extraordinary cast, including Reverend Frederick Douglass Kirkpatrick, attorney and feminist activist Florynce "Flo" Kennedy, musicians Jim Collier, Wende [i.e. Wendy] Smith, Larry Johnson and Reverend Gary Davis, tell stories of heartbreak and despair while their songs blow the roof off the rafters. The film combines tales of oppression with hauntingly beautiful images of the faces of black men, women and children. 2 videodiscs (86 min.)

MEDIA 10-5549

 

Divided we fall Americans in the aftermath c2008

Valarie Kaur, Sharat Raju, Scott Rosenblatt, New Moon Productions (Venice, Calif.), and Open Road Pictures

"Valarie Kaur was a 20-year-old college student when she set out across America in the aftermath of 9/11, camera in hand, to document hate violence against her community.  From the still-shocked streets of Ground Zero to the desert towns of the American west, her epic journey confronts the forces unleashed in a time of national crisis--racism and religion, fear and forgiveness--until she finds the heart of America... halfway around the world"--Container. 1 videodisc (90 min.) :

MEDIA 10-2479

 

Fires in the mirror Crown Heights, Brooklyn, and other identities c2009

On Aug. 19, 1991, in Crown Heights (Brooklyn, N.Y.), a Hasidic man accidentally ran over a 7-year-old Black boy (Gavin Cato). Three hours later a young Jewish scholar (Yankel Rosenbaum) was murdered by Black youths. Four days of fire-bombing and riots ensued. Utilizing verbatim excerpts from interviews she conducted, Anna Deavere Smith acts out the roles of 18 people involved in the racial conflict, trying to present the differing viewpoints. Includes actual film footage of the riots and violence. 1 videodisc (87 min.)

MEDIA 10-3840

 

Forgiveness c2005

Ian Gabriel, Greg Latter, Cindy Gabriel, Arnold Vosloo, Zane Meas, Denise Newman, Quanita Adams, Christo Davids, DV/8 Films, National Film and Video Foundation (South Africa), Film i Väst, Fortissimo Films, Giant Films, and California Newsreel (Firm)

A white former South African policeman who tortured and killed a black anti-apartheid activists seeks forgiveness from the victim's family. 1 videodisc (113 min.)

MEDIA 10-1009

 

Grace Lee Boggs c2007

Kae Halonen, University of Michigan--Dearborn, and Campus Media Services

Grace Lee Boggs  was interviewed by Kae Halonen as part of the Motor City Voices Project. She was one of the  most significant activist intellectuals to participate in the turbulent late 1960s in Detroit. She became an editor for the Correspondence, a publication exploring the limits of Marxist theory. She met Jimmy Boggs, a prolific political writer himself. They were married in 1953 and moved to Detroit where they collaborated on the Manifesto for a Black Revolutionary Party, which was presented at the National Black Economic Conference, and was an influential document for the League of Revolutionary Black Workers. Convinced that it was not sufficient to organize only at the point of production, Boggs expanded the scope of her political work through groups like Gardening Angels, which works with inner-city youth in Detroit. Working together with members of the Boggs Center, she actively promotes alternative models for sustainable economies. 1 videodisc (90 min.)

MEDIA 10-4343

 

Have you heard from Johannesburg c2010

Diving into the heart of the conflict, South Africans tell the story of the most important effort in the anti-apartheid campaign of the 80's: the alliance that brought together freedom fighters in South Africa as never before. A mass movement gains unprecedented momentum when three generations of resistance fighters band together as The United Democratic Front (UDF). Faced with growing international isolation, the apartheid government tries to win allies and convince the world of the merit of its piecemeal reforms even as it struggles to suppress open revolt, at times using savage secret tactics. The UDF protests climax in a fierce campaign of defiance, and internationally, Nelson Mandela becomes a household name as the campaign to free him ignites a worldwide crusade. Caught between an unstoppable internal mass movement and ongoing international pressure, the apartheid regime is finally forced to the negotiating table and at last lifts the decades-long bans on the ANC. After twenty-seven years in prison, Nelson Mandela is released, sparking a global celebration as he tours the world to thank all.  After 30 years in exile, Oliver Tambo is finally able to return to South Africa. But the struggle has taken a heavy toll on him and he will die one year before his comrade, Nelson Mandela, is elected the first black president of a democratic South Africa. 1 videodisc (78 min.)

MEDIA 10-4175

 

Have you heard from Johannesburg c2010

"This is the story of the first-ever international grassroots campaign to successfully use economic pressure to help bring down a government. Recognizing the apartheid regime's dependence on its financial connections to the West, citizens all over the world, from employees of Polaroid to a General Motors director, from student account-holders in Barclay's Bank to consumers who boycott Shell gas, all refuse to let business with South Africa go on as usual. Boycotts and divestment campaigns bring the anti-apartheid movement into the lives and communities of people around the world, helping everyday people understand and challenge Western economic support for apartheid. Faced with attacks at home and growing chaos in South Africa, international companies pull out in a mass exodus, causing a financial crisis in the now-isolated South Africa and making it clear that the days of the apartheid regime are numbered"--Container. 1 videodisc (86 min.)

MEDIA 10-4174

 

Have you heard from Johannesburg c2010

Long one of South Africa's most important and powerful allies, the United States becomes a key battleground in the anti-apartheid movement as African-Americans lead the charge to change the government's policy toward the apartheid regime. Strengthened through years of grassroots organizing during the civil rights movement, black leaders and their allies take on U.S. foreign policy on South Africa, directing campaigns in corporate boardrooms, universities, embassies, and finally in the U.S. Congress itself, where a stunning victory is won against the formidable opposition of President Ronald Reagan. African-Americans alter U.S. foreign policy for the first time in history, and the U.S., once the backbone of support for apartheid South Africa as its ally in the Cold War, finally imposes sanctions on Pretoria. European sanctions follow, and with them, the political isolation of the apartheid regime. 1 videodisc (89 min.)

MEDIA 10-4173

 

Have you heard from Johannesburg c2010

"Faced with governments reluctant to take meaningful action against the apartheid regime, athletes and activists around the world hit white South Africa where it hurts: on the playing field. International boycotts against apartheid sports teams help bring the human rights crisis in South Africa to the forefront of global attention and sever white South Africans' cultural ties to the West. Knowing that fellow blacks in South Africa were denied even the most basic human rights--let alone the right to participate in international sports competitions--African nations refuse to compete with all-white South African teams, boycotting the Olympics and creating a worldwide media spectacle that forces the International Olympic committee to ban apartheid teams from future games. The Africa-led coalition leads the fight to exclude South Africa from soccer, boxing, track, cycling, judo, fencing, gymnastics, volleyball and numerous other competitions, barring South African teams from nearly all sports events by the 1970s. Only South Africa's world champion rugby team remains, and citizens in key western countries where rugby is played take to the fields to close the last door on apartheid sports. The sports campaign becomes the anti-apartheid movement's first victory and succeeds in culturally isolating the white minority in an arena of passionate importance"--Container. 1 videodisc (96 min.)

MEDIA 10-4172

 

Have you heard from Johannesburg c2010

It is youth, both inside and outside, who next join the growing movement against apartheid. Buoyed by new support in western countries, Oliver Tambo returns to the United Nations to try to convince the world body to sanction South Africa. His efforts gain new public support as the brutal suppression of a youth uprising in the South African township of Soweto and the murder of freedom fighter Steve Biko turn South Africa from a country into a cause, a worldwide emblem of injustice. A significant victory is won when the United Nations issues a mandatory arms embargo: the first in history. But South Africa's strongest trading partners in the West still will not sanction it economically. and as Tambo heads to Zambia to minister to the ANC's growing guerrilla army, a bloodbath seems inevitable. But even as the most powerful western governments refuse to heed Tambo's calls for cultural and economic boycotts, the citizens of those western nations will help turn the tide.  1 videodisc (59 min.)

MEDIA 10-4171

 

Have you heard from Johannesburg c2010

This first story in a seven part series covers almost twenty years of history. It is a story of escalating violence and repression, one nation on a collision course with the rest of the world. When the United Nations adopts the Universal Declaration of Human Rights in 1948, South Africa marches in the opposite direction and begins to implement a series of laws segregating its people by race in every aspect of life, prompting the non-white majority led by the ANC to protest. The non-violent movement picks up supporters all over the world, starting first with a network of Gandhites in Britain, Sweden, and the United States. But Apartheid hardens in the face of this resistance. By the fateful year of 1964, Nelson Mandela is jailed for life, and the entire leadership is forced underground, imprisoned or killed. The movement is effectively shut down in South Africa as hundreds escape into exile. 1 videodisc (65 min.)

MEDIA 10-4169

 

Herskovits at the heart of blackness  c2009

Llewellyn Smith, Vincent Aaron Brown, Christine Herbes-Sommers, Vital Pictures (Firm), Independent Television Service, and California Newsreel (Firm)

This documentary traces the career of Melville J. Herskovits, the pioneering American anthropologist of African Studies and controversial intellectual who established the first African Studies Center at an American university and authored, The Myth of the Negro Past. Rarely seen archival footage, provocative animation, and unique photo montage re-enactments propel the story and interviews from leading scholars of race and culture forward. 1 videodisc (57 min.)

MEDIA 10-1525

 

How racism harms white Americans c2013

"Distinguished historian John H. Bracey Jr. offers a provocative analysis of the devastating economic, political, and social effects of racism on white Americans. In a departure from analyses of racism that have focused primarily on white power and privilege, Bracey trains his focus on the high price that white people, especially working class whites, have paid for more than two centuries of divisive race-based policies and attitudes. Whether he's discussing the pivotal role slavery played in the war for independence, the two million white Americans who died in a civil war fought over the question of slavery, or how business owners took advantage of the segregation of America's first labor unions and used low-wage, non-unionized black workers to undercut the bargaining power of white workers, Bracey's central point is that failing to acknowledge the centrality of race, and racism, to the American project not only minimizes the suffering of black people, but also blinds us to how racism and white privilege have harmed white people as well."--Container. 1 videodisc (45 min.)

MEDIA 10-4282

 

Hoxie the first stand 2003

David Appleby, Julian Bond, Michael Bacon, University of Memphis, and California Newsreel (Firm)

"How many people know that the first battle to implement the Brown vs. Board of Education school desegregation decision was fought in the small, rural town of Hoxie, Arkansas? Or that it became a flashpoint because it offered a peaceful alternative to the bloody Massive Resistance campaigns of the next decade? Hoxie sparked the first deployment of federal agents in support of integration and the first court order overturning state segregation laws. But it also showed that unscrupulous politicians would fan unfounded fears into violent anti-government fury, all to reminiscent of similar movements today." -- Container. Includes interviews with civil rights figures, residents, and historians, and features archival footage and re-enactments of the events described in the film. 1 videodisc (56 min.) :

MEDIA 10-2281

 

"I have a dream ..." the life of Martin Luther King, Jr 2009

"This documentary, originally produced for CBS News, includes portions of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr's most famous speech as it tells the story of this dedicated man's life and the forces that brought him to leadership of his people. Using news footage from the civil rights movement of the 1950's and '60's, 'I have a dream' illustrates a watershed era of U.S. history and highlights the philosophies and ideals that Dr. King came to exemplify."--Container. 1 videodisc (ca. 33 min.)

MEDIA 10-5139

 

Ida B. Wells a passion for justice 2004?

Chronicles the life of Ida B. Wells, an early Afro-American journalist and activitist who protested lynchings, the treatment of Afro-American soldiers, and other forms of racism and injustice toward black Americans around the turn of the century. Her involvement in the women's suffrage movement is also described. 1 videodisc (54 min.)

MEDIA 10-4070

 

The last conquistador c2008

John J Valadez, Cristina Ibarra, John Sherrill Houser, Valadez Media (Firm), Kitchen Sync, Inc, and Independent Television Service

The story of sculptor John Houser's dream to build the world's tallest bronze equestrian statue for El Paso, Texas, to memorialize the Spanish conquistador Juan de Ońate and to honor the contributions of Hispanic people in the American West.  But Native Americans are outraged, remembering Ońate as the man who brought genocide, cut off their feet, and sold their children into slavery.  As El Paso divides along lines of race and class, Houser must face the moral implications of his work. 1 videodisc (69 min. ) :

MEDIA 10-2478

 

Lines of tribe interracial relationships in the 21st century 2011

"Lines of Tribe will look through both ends of the telescope, at once taking a broad view of human history and a narrow view of the experiences of people living today, in the first decade of the 21st century. Through additional insight from people involved in mixed race relationships, as well as children of mixed race parents, the ground breaking film will reveal the human story of people who are undergoing what is perhaps the most significant change in the evolution of the human race "--Container. 1 videodisc (94 min.)

MEDIA 10-3930

 

The long walk home 1991

Whoopi Goldberg, Sissy Spacek, Dwight Schultz, Edwin C Atkins, Howard W Koch, Dave Bell, and Richard Pearce

Academy Award winner Whoopi Goldberg is Odessa Cotter, a quietly dignified woman, who works as a housekeeper for Miriam Thompson (Academy Award winner Sissy Spacek). When Odessa honors the 1955 Montgomery, Alabama, bus boycott by walking an exhausting nine miles to and from work, Miriam offers her a ride. Defying both Miriam's racist husband (Dwight Schultz) and the powerful White Citizen's Council, Miriam and Odessa put their lives in danger for civil rights. 1 videocassette (98 min.)

MEDIA     DANA 10-3375 1014

 

The Loving story c2011

Documentary about the case of Richard & Mildred Loving, a white man & a black woman who were convicted by the state of Virginia for the crime of marrying across racial lines in the late 1950s. 1 videodisc (77 min.)

MEDIA 10-4158

 

Maids and madams 1985

Mira Hamermesh, Christian Wangler, Associates Films, Filmakers Library, inc, Sered Films (Firm), and Channel Four (Great Britain)

Describes how apartheid affects the daily life of women in South Africa by focusing on the relationship between black household workers and white employers. 1 videodisc (53 min.) :

MEDIA 10-3678

 

Mugabe and the white African 2010

David Pearson, Elizabeth Morgan Hemlock, Andrew Thompson, Lucy Bailey, Jonny Pilcher, and First-Run Features (Firm)

"Family patriarch Mike Campbell is one of the few white farmers left in Zimbabwe since President Robert Mugabe began his violent land seizure program in 2000. Since then the country has descended into chaos, the economy brought to its knees by the reallocation of formerly white-owned farms to Mugabe cronies, who have no knowledge, experience or interest in farming. In 2008, after years of intimidation and threats to his family and farm, Campbell decides to take action. Unable to call upon the protection of any Zimbabwean authorities, he challenges Mugabe before an international court, [the Southern African Development Community Tribunal], charging him and his government with racial discrimination and human rights violations.."-- Publisher's website. 1 videodisc (94 min.) :

MEDIA 10-2443

 

Neshoba the price of freedom 2010

Micki Dickoff, Tony Pagano, and First-Run Features (Firm)

Neshoba: the price of freedom tells the story of a Mississippi town still divided about the meaning of justice, 40 years after the murders of civil rights workers James Chaney, Andrew Goodman and Michael Schwerner, an event dramatized in the Oscar-winning film Mississippi Burning. Although Klansmen bragged about what they did in 1964, no one was held accountable until 2005, when the State indicted preacher Edgar Ray Killen, an 80-year-old notorious racist and mastermind of the murders. Through exclusive interviews with Killen, intimate interviews with the victims' families, and candid interviews with black and white Neshoba county citizens still struggling with their town's violent past, the film explores whether the prosecution of one unrepentant Klansman constitutes justice and whether healing and reconciliation are possible without telling the unvarnished truth--Container. 1 videodisc (87 min.) :

MEDIA 10-3488

 

The order of myths c2008

Margaret Brown, Sara Alize Cross, Christine Mattsson, Net Point Productions (Firm), Lucky Hat Entertainment (Firm), Folly River Films (Firm), and Cinema Guild

"The first Mardi Gras in America was celebrated in Mobile, Alabama in 1703.  In 2007, it is still racially segregated.  Filmmaker Margaret Brown, herself a daughter of Mobile, escorts us into the parallel hearts of the city's two carnivals to explore the complex contours of this hallowed tradition and the elusive forces that keep it organized along enduring color lines.  With unprecedented access, Brown... uncovers a tangled web of historical violence, power dynamics, and intertwined and interdependent race relations" -- Container. 1 videodisc (79 min.)

MEDIA 10-1767

 

The order of myths c2008

Margaret Brown, Sara Alize Cross, Christine Mattsson, Net Point Productions (Firm), Lucky Hat Entertainment (Firm), Folly River Films (Firm), and New Yorker Video (Firm)

The first Mardi Gras in America was celebrated in Mobile, Alabama in 1703.  In 2007, the Mobile Carnival Association (MCA)--an all-white organization--and the Mobile Area Mardi Gras Association (MAMGA)--an all-black organization--select their own separate king, queen, and royal court to represent the city.  This lively and revealing portrait of life in the New South examines how blacks and whites coexist peaceably enough but rarely interact, are segregated economically and geographically with a rigor that rivals apartheid South Africa, and inhabit a city imprisoned by tradition and enraptured by the past. 1 videodisc (79 min.) :

MEDIA 10-2811

 

The Politics of love in black and white 1993

In this documentary college students talk about interracial relationships, about the racial legacy they have inherited from the fears of past generations and their current experiences and attitudes both pro and con concerning interracial dating and marriage.  1 videocassette (32 min.)

MEDIA 10-3547

 

Race or reason the Bellport dilemma 2010

Betty Puleston, Lynne Jackson, and Documentary Educational Resources (Firm)

Bellport High School was closed a number of times in 1969 and 1970. Inspired by a model from the National Film Board of Canada called Challenge for Change, a group of Bellport High School students used early video cameras to facilitate dialogue in an effort to resolve racial tensions at their school. This program integrates this early footage with commentary by former students Littie Rau, Gene Roos, Joyce Rowley, Paulette Samuels, Zoilo Torres, and others. 1 videodisc (59 min.) :

MEDIA 10-3502

 

Race the floating signifier 2002, c1996

Stuart Hall, a renowned public speaker and teacher, presents a lecture on race and the meaning of racial signifiers (e.g., skin color) at Goldsmiths' College, New Cross, London. Begins with an interview of Hall by Sut Jhally. 2 videodiscs (60 min.)

MEDIA 10-5223

 

Racial stereotypes in the media c2008

Jerry Baber, Rhonda Fabian, Suzanne Weintraub, Fabian-Baber, Inc, and Films for the Humanities & Sciences (Firm)

"This program examines the relationship between mass media and social constructions of race from political and economic perspectives while looking at the effects media can have on audiences"--Container. 1 videodisc (42 min.)

MEDIA 10-1836

 

A Raisin in the sun 1987

Lorraine Hansberry, David Susskind, Philip Rose, Daniel Petrie, Ruby Dee, Sidney Poitier, and Claudia McNeil

Film of the award-winning play about a struggling black family living on Chicago's South Side and the impact of an unexpected insurance bequest. Each family member sees the bequest as the means of realizing dreams and of escape from grinding frustrations. 1 videocassette (128 min.)

MEDIA   DANA      MEDIA 10-90       1040            2-1415

 

Reel bad Arabs how Hollywood vilifies a people c2006

Sut Jhally, Jeremy Earp, Simon Shaheen, Jack G Shaheen, and Media Education Foundation

Throughout its history Hollywood has portrayed Arabs as buffoons or bandits. The video seeks to rectify this sterotyping by comparing it to other forms of racist imagery and by suggesting alternative narratives that treat the Arabs as human, not demons. 1 videodisc (50 min.)

MEDIA 10-712

 

Representation & the media 2002?

Stuart Hall, a renowned public speaker and teacher, lectures on the central ideas of cultural studies -- that reality is not experienced directly, but through the lens of culture, through the way that human beings represent and tell stories about the world in which they live. Using visual examples, Hall shows how the media -- and especially the visual media -- have become the key players in the process of modern story telling. 1 videodisc (55 min.)

MEDIA 10-5216

 

The return of Sarah Bartman c2003

Chronicles the return of the remains of Sara Baartman, a Black woman who had been exhibited as a freak in early nineteenth-century Europe. 1 videodisc (55 min.)

MEDIA 10-4746

 

Roots in the sand c1998

Through a combined use of extensive archival material and personal interviews, this documentary examines the lives of the Sikh, Moslem and Hindu immigrants of the early 20th century who farmed California's desert regions, particularly the Imperial Valley. There they had to circumvent racism, miscegenation laws, barriers to land ownership and citizenship and even Anglo farmers seeking vengeance. This Punjabi version of the "taming of the Wild West" addresses what media has omitted from history books and the western genre. 1 videodisc (56 min.)

MEDIA 10-5266

 

Skin deep 2005?

A diverse group of college students reveal their honest feelings and attitudes about race and racism. Students from major universities are interviewed alone on topics including the climate toward talking about race on campus, self separation of ethnic groups, discrimination, affirmative action policies and individual responsibility for change. Concludes with a diverse group of students who spend three days together discussing the issues in a group setting. 1 videodisc (53 min.)

MEDIA 10-4526

 

Skinheads USA the pathology of hate : soldiers of the race war 2003, c1996

Shari Cookson, Marianne Norton, Bill Riccio, Home Box Office (Firm), DBA Entertainment, Inc, and Films for the Humanities (Firm)

A film crew follows the U.S. white supremacist skinhead group The Aryan National Front over a two-month period. Marches, demonstrating against non-whites, meeting with the Ku Klux Klan, and interviews with the group's leader, Bill Riccio, explain the Nazi-inspired group's motivation. 1 videodisc (54 min.)

MEDIA 10-257

 

Tuskegee c1998 2004

Between the years of 1932 and 1971, the U.S. government used approximately 600 African Americans from Macon County, Alabama, as human guinea pigs for syphilis research under the guise of treatment for "bad blood." This program includes an interview with one of the last surviving participants, Herman Shaw; explains the role of Nurse Rivers; and presents the medical establishment's justification for disguising racism as legitimate medical research. 1 videodisc (23 min.)

MEDIA 10-4045

 

The Tuskegee airmen 1995

Robert Markowitz, William C Carraro, Paris Quallos, Trey Ellis, Roy Hutchinson, Robert Williams, T. S Cook, Larry Fishburne, Allen Payne, Malcolm-Jamal Warner, Courtney B Vance, Andre Braugher, Chris McDonald, John Lithgow, and Cuba Gooding

A celebration of the "Fighting 99th", the first squadron of black combat fighters in World War II, who battled prejudice in training at Tuskegee, Ala., the Axis in North Africa and Europe, bigotted officers assigned to oversee them, and a U.S. congressman out to prove they were unfit to serve. 1 videocassette (106 min.)

DANA    MEDIA 1051        10-171

 

An unlikely friendship c2002

Diane Bloom, Florence Gray Soltys, Lewis Lipsitz, Ann Atwater, C. P Ellis, and In-Focus (Firm)

In July 1971, as the Southern city of Durham, N.C., struggled to cope with the racial upheaval of desegregation, community leaders gathered to discuss civic and school conditions.  The 10-day meeting was co-chaired by Ann Atwater, an activist representing the Black community, and C.P. Ellis, who was one of the 10 Exalted Grand Cyclops of the Ku Klux Klan (KKK).  By the end of the congress, Ellis had publicly destroyed his KKK membership card, and he and Atwater -- who had disliked him on sight -- had forged a friendship that endures to this day. 1 videodisc (45 min.)

MEDIA 10-1883

 

Unnatural causes is inequality making us sick? c2008

Larry Adelman, Llewellyn Smith, Vital Pictures (Firm), National Minority Consortia (U.S.), California Newsreel (Firm), Center for Asian American Media, Latino Public Broadcasting (Firm), Native American Public Telecommunications, Inc, National Black Programming Consortium, and Pacific Islanders in Communications

A seven-part documentary series arguing that "health and longevity are correlated with socioeconomic status; people of color face an additional health burden, and our health and well-being are tied to policies that promote economic and social justice. Each of the half-hour program segments, set in different racial/ethnic communities, provides a deeper exploration of the ways in which social conditions affect population health and how some communities are extending their lives be improving them"--Container insert. In sickness and in wealth: "What connections exist between healthy bodies, healthy bank accounts and skin color? Follow four individuals from different walks of life to see how their position in society, shaped by social policies and public priorities, affects their health"--Container insert. When the bough breaks: "African American infant mortality rates remain twice as high as for white Americans. African American mothers with college degrees or higher face the same risk of having low birth-weight babies as white women who haven't finished high school. How might the chronic stress of racism over the life course become embedded in our bodies and increase risks?"--Container insert. Becoming American: "Recent Mexican immigrants tend to be healthier than the average American. But those health advantages erode the longer they've been here. What causes health to worsen as immigrants become American? What can we all learn about improved well-being from new immigrant communities?"--Container insert. Bad sugar: "O'odham Indians, living on reservations in southern Arizona, have perhaps the highest rate of Type 2 diabetes in the world. Some researchers see this as the literal 'embodiment' of decades of poverty, oppression, and loss. A new approach suggests that communities may regain control over their health if they can regain control over their futures"--Container insert. Place matters: "Increasingly, recent Southeast Asian immigrants, along with Latinos, are moving into long-neglected African American urban neighborhoods, and now their health is being eroded as a result. What policies and investment decisions create living environments that harm, or enhance, the health of residents? What actions can make a difference?"--Container insert. Collateral damage: "In the Marshall Islands, local populations have been displaced from their traditional way of life by the American military presence and globalization. Now they must contend with the worst of the 'developing' and industrialized worlds: infectious diseases such as tuberculosis due to crowded living conditions, and extreme poverty and chronic disease, stemming in part from the stress of dislocation and loss"--Container insert. Not just a paycheck: "Residents of Western Michigan struggle against depression, domestic violence and higher rates of heart disease and diabetes after the largest refrigerator factory in the country shuts down. Ironically, the plant is owned by a company in Sweden, where mass layoffs, far from devastating lives, are relatively benign because of government policies that protect and retrain workers"--Container insert. 1 videodisc (236 min.)

DANA.       MEDIA.  438              10-1334

 

Warnings from a small town 2003

Forrest Sawyer, Mike McLeod, Gordon Platt, Oregon Public Broadcasting, Discovery Channel (Firm), and Films for the Humanities & Sciences (Firm)

"There's something new about hatred and racism-- its approach.  This program exposes the new face of hate through detailed case studies that show how neo-Nazi and white supremacist groups have targeted America's youth via mass media, particularly the internet, so readily available in schools and homes. The grim example of Lancaster, California, demonstrates how "edge" communities--small towns outside cities--can become recruiting grounds for gangs such as the Nazi Low Riders and the scenes of brutal crimes. Interviews with convicted NLR members at Pelican Bay prison drive home another outcome of hate crime"--Container. 1 videodisc (50 min.)

MEDIA 10-254

 

The way north La voie du nord : Maghrebi women in Marseille c2008

Shara K Lange, Hannah Beth King, and Newsreel (Firm)

This film introduces Fatima Rhazi, who gave up a successful career as a sports photographer in Morocco and immigrated to France in order to protect her daughter from in-laws who would have taken her away. Itto, a young, newly immigrated bride negotiates a new culture while raising her young daughter. Hadja, a political asylum seeker from Algeria is sans papiers (without papers). She seeks work, fights for her rights, and tries to stay strong for her family of five,  meanwhile helping her pre-teen daughter negotiate culture while navigating through middle school. The documentary tells us the story of Fatima and her community. The documentary employs sensual details to  create portraits of these women, their families, and Marseille and reveals their struggles to cultivate alternative economic and social supports for themselves in a society that has historically ignored or misunderstood them. The Way  North depicts these women as forceful, opinionated actors in their lives, affecting change in society and defying stereotypes. 1 videodisc (60 min.) :

MEDIA 10-2533

 

What's race got to do with it? 2006

Jean Cheng, Dave Stark, Belinda Sullivan, Jerlena Griffin-Destra, and California Newsreel (Firm)

This program "chronicles the experiences of a new generation of college students, in this case over the course of 16 weeks of intergroup dialogue on the U.C. Berkeley campus. As they confront themselves and each other about race, they discover they often lack awareness of how different their experience of campus life is from their peers, to the detriment of an inclusive campus climate"--Container. 1 videodisc (49 min.) :

MEDIA 10-2495

 

ˇYo soy Boricua, pa'que tu lo sepas! I'm Boricua, just so you know! c2007

Roger Sherman, Liz Garbus, Rory Kennedy, Rosie Perez, Jimmy Smits, Independent Film Channel, Moxie Firecracker Films, Inc, Ten in a Car Productions, Genius Entertainment, and Red Envelope Entertainment (Firm)

"Explores the complex history between Puerto Rico and the United States... the themes of family, language, and racism are put into historical perspective as [the film] uncover[s] the side of Puerto Rico absent from U.S. history books" -- Container. 1 videodisc (85 min.)

MEDIA 10-965

 

Racism

America in black & white: Prom night  2004, c2003

Chris Bury, James T Wooten, ABC News, ABC News Productions, and Films for the Humanities & Sciences (Firm)

Breaking with the tacit practice of separate, student-sponsored proms, teens at a racially diverse high school in Georgia recently tried having only one dance, for all students. One year later they scrapped the idea. Is this a black-and-white case of racism, or is it somehow greater than that? In this ABC News program, anchor Chris Bury and correspondent Jim Wooten give a balanced report on attitudes toward race in Taylor County. 1 videocassette (22 min.)

MEDIA   MEDIA 2-7421      10-285

 

American cultural history racism c2005

United States, War Dept, Andover Productions, New York (N.Y.), Board of Education, and A2ZCDS.com (Firm)

Don't be a sucker: Uses the example of Nazi Germany to drive home the point that American's should not be fooled by people who wage a war against minorities. It warns them not to be "a sucker" and to live in harmony despite differences of color, race or religion. Integration, Report 1: Historical footage of the Civil Rights movement in 1959 and 1960 including footage of rallies staged in Montgomery, Brooklyn and Washington, D.C. Let us break bread together: A promotional film on Detroit as the host city for the 1968 Olympics showing views of highways, automobile manufacturing, a diverse population and social activities, all shot prior to the city's economic decline. 1 videodisc (ca. 64 min.)

DANA 322

 

The angry eye with Jane Elliott 2002

Jane Elliott, Susan A Golenbock, William Talmadge, Elliott & Elliott Eyes, Inc , PA Production Associates, and Admire Entertainment, Inc

Documentary on Jane Elliott's blue-eyed/brown-eyed exercise in discrimination involving college students forced to experience racist treatment minorites have received for years. 1 videocassette (ca. 36 min.)

MEDIA 2-6549

 

Arlit, deuxieme Paris Arlit, the second Paris 2005

Idrissou Mora Kpaď, Fonds Sud cinéma, MKJ Films (Firm), Noble Films (Firm), and California Newsreel (Firm)

Arlit, Deuxieme Paris is a case study in migration and environmental racism set in an uranium mining town in the Sahara desert of Niger. 1 videocassette (78 min.)

MEDIA 2-7353

 

Back to Jasper a town meeting on racism and bias crime 2003

Ted Koppel

Ted Koppel moderates a town meeting with the citizens of Jasper scrutinizing the issues and attitudes surrounding the death of James Byrd Jr. 1 videocassette (ca. 87 min.)

DANA 1886

 

Beyond black and white affirmative action in America 2000

Charles J Ogletree

All sides in the affirmative action debate say that they believe in the Constitutional right to equality regarding race, creed and sex, but they bring very different interpretations to what that means. A distinguished panel of experts discuss this issue. 1 videocassette (58 min.)

MEDIA  DANA 2-5715 1878

 

Bill Cosby on prejudice 198-?

Bill Cosby

In a satiric diatribe in which a super bigot expresses a hatred against all minority groups, actor Bill Cosby exposes the prejudices which are experienced by all. 1 videocassette (25 min.)

MEDIA 2-1680

 

Black legion c2008, 1937

Archie L Mayo, Robert Lord, Humphrey Bogart, Dick Foran,  Erin O'Brien-Moore, Ann Sheridan, Warner Bros, Warner Home Video (Firm), and Turner Entertainment Co

Frank Taylor and people like him have a vision for America. It is a vision shaped by terror and fueled by fear, ignorance and hate - a nation of 'free, white, 100-percent Americans!'. 1 videodisc (ca. 80 min.)

MEDIA 10-1435

 

Black like who? 2006?, c1995

Debbi Reynolds, Martain S Gonzaalez, and Filmakers Library, inc

Filmmaker Debbi Reynolds explores her racial identity as a black who grew up in a white neighborhood while learning about the experiences and feelings of her parents and new black friends in college. 1 videodisc (30 min.) :

MEDIA 10-1912

 

Black Natchez 1966?

Edward Pincus and David Neuman

A behind the scenes look at the struggle of the Black population of Natchez, Mississippi, during the civil rights protests of 1965. Portrays the friction between the White and Black communities as well as the factionalism within the Black community itself. 1 videocassette (55 min.)

MEDIA D-128

 

Black on black violence 1993

Bob Morris, Laurna C Godwin, and Marty Goldensohn

Using interviews the program examines some causes of black on black violence and possible solutions. 1 videocassette (ca. 26 min.)

MEDIA 2-5959

 

The Black press soldiers without swords 1998

Stanley Nelson and Joe Morton

"Too long have others spoken for us". A History of African-American newspapers and journalism from the mid-19th century through the 20th century. With commentary by historians, newspaper cartoonists, journalists, and photojournalists, tells of the struggles against censorship, discrimination and for freedom of the press. 1 videocassette (86 min.)

MEDIA 2-3705

 

Black shadows on a silver screen 1986

Steven York and Ossie Davis

History of the motion picture made by Black film makers between 1900 and 1950, including scenes from these films. Emphasizes the attempt by Black film makers to provide alternatives to the lack of sensitivity and racism of Hollywood films by portraying Blacks realistically. 1 videocassette (55 min.)

MEDIA 2-1315

 

Black, white and angry 1996

NBC News and Films for the Humanities (Firm)

Excerpts of various NBC News programs about race relations in America.  Discusses black/white relations at work and in the community; the question of separate worlds; the role government plays in racial issues; and what the future holds for the already delicate relationship between blacks and whites in America. 1 videocassette (77 min.)

MEDIA 2-6551

 

Blacks & Jews 1997

Bari Scott, Deborah Kaufman, and Alan Snitow

Early in the 20th century black and Jewish Americans joined forces against bigotry and for civil rights but in the late 1960's each group turned inward and the coalition fell apart. This film examines the history of this collaboration and recent racial conflicts between Afro-Americans and Jews and attempts at understanding and reconciliation, with particular emphasis on events in New York City and Oakland, California. 1 videocassette (85 min.)

DANA 861

 

Blue collar and Buddha a documentary  1996

Taggart Siegel, Kati Johnston, Charles Hallisey, and Ajaan Xamonphry Per

Explores the dilemma of Laotian refugees living in Rockford, Illinois who are torn between preserving their cultural identity and adapting to their new life in America. Re-settlement is complicated by rising tensions with neighbors, many of whom resent the Laotians' economic gains and view their Buddhism with hostility. 1 videocassette (57 min.)

MEDIA 2-3995

 

Blue eyed 1995

Claus Strigel, Bertram Verhaag, Jane Elliott, and Nora Lester

Jane Elliott conducts a workshop where an arbitrarily selected group of individuals is targeted to experience prejudice and bigotry. Based on the blue eyed-brown eyed exercise. 1 videocassette (93 min.)

DANA. MEDIA 817 2-2905

 

Bontoc eulogy c2003

Marlon Fuentes and Cinema Guild

A personal and poignant docudrama that examines the Filipino experience at the 1904 St. Louis World's fair, and America's turn-of-the-century attitude toward the racial "other". 1 videocassette (ca. 60 min.)

MEDIA 2-6783

 

Brother Future 1997, 1991

Phill Lewis, Carl Lumbly, Vonetta McGee, Akosua Busia, Frank Converse, Moses Gunn, Roy Campanella, Wayne Morris, Robin Wilson, and Ann E Eskridge

A slick inner-city youth is knocked unconscious and wakes up to find he has been transported back through time to 1822 Charleston, S.C., where he is taken captive as a slave. 1 videocassette (116 min.)

DANA 1013

 

Brotherhood of hate 2000

Pamela Yates

Describes the police investigation of a triple homicide in Russellville, Arkansas and the mentality of the white supremacist who committed the crime. 1 videocassette (52 min.)

MEDIA 2-2383

 

Brownsville, black and white 2002

Richard Broadman, Janice Gray, Nighttime Films (Firm), University of California (System), and Extension Center for Media and Independent Learning

"This poignant and powerful documentary explores the complex history of interracial cooperation, urban change, and social conflict in Brownsville, a neighborhood of Brooklyn, New York, from the 1930s to the present. 1 videocassette (ca. 83 min.)

MEDIA 2-6834

 

Can we all get along? 1992

Christopher Jencks, Joseph Boyce, Lester Johnson, Doug Marlette, Jimmy Carter, Anna Deavere Smith, Jim Sleeper, Derrick A Bell, Neal Boortz, Rodney King, Robert MacNeil, James Lehrer, Charlayne Hunter-Gault, and Evelyn Hu-DeHart

Prompted by the events in Los Angeles following the Rodney King verdict, McNeil/Lehrer News Hour correspondent Charlayne Hunter-Gault conducted a series of interviews with community leaders, journalists, politicians, educators and other experts on race relations in America.  They give their views on how and why racial tensions exist and continue to grow, and what steps we need to take to maintain a positive racial climate. 1 videocassette (120 min.)

MEDIA 2-1853

 

Can you see the color gray? 1996

Alexandra K Corbin

Discusses the idea of prejudice as a learned behavior.  Also examines language and how it affects perceptions and behavior in regard to race.  Children from differing age groups are interviewed to see how early prejudices begin, and how they may be prevented. 1 videocassette (ca. 60 min.)

DANA 686

 

Color adjustment 1991

Marlon T Riggs, Vivian Kleiman, and Ruby Dee

This study of prejudice and perception traces over forty years of race relations in America through the lens of prime time entertainment. 1 videocassette (88 min.)

DANA. MEDIA 423 2-3685

 

The color of fear 1994

Mun Wah Lee, Richard C Bock, Roberto Almanza, David Christensen, and Gordon Clay

Eight North American men of Asian, European, Latino, and African descent describe the pain and anguish that racism has caused in their lives, and the defense mechanisms they use to survive. 1 videocassette (90 min.)

MEDIA 2-3126

 

The color of fear 2 walking each other home c1998

Mun Wah Lee and Stir-Fry Productions

Eight North American men of different races continue to talk together about how racism affects them and how their time together has changed their initial anger and racial perspectives. 1 videocassette (55 min.)

MEDIA 2-6521

 

Cry, the beloved country 1951/1995

Sidney Poitier, Canada Lee, Charles Carson , Zoltan Korda, and Alan Paton

"Based on the Alan Paton controversial novel of the same name and the inspiration for Kurt Weill's musical drama entitled "Lost in the Stars," this is a sentimental film about the problems of Apartheid in South Africa.  Sidney Poitier  and Canada Lee turn in exceptionally good performances as preachers who are fighting the divisiveness of prejudice in their country.  This is a startling and moving account of the black country minister's travels to Johannesberg to be with his son, who is to be tried for having killed a white man."--All Movie Guide. 1 videocassette (100 min.)

DANA 1419

 

The Darker side of black 1994

Isaac Julien, Lina Gopaul, Paul Gilroy, Cornel West, and Michael Manly

An investigation of the complex issues raised by rap and reggae, such as ritualized machismo, misogyny, homophobia, and gun glorification. Noted experts on black history, such as Cornel West of Princeton University, and Michael Manly, former prime minister of Jamaica, analyze the phenomenon and give insights into its development and meaning. 1 videocassette (59 min.)

MEDIA 2-2531

 

A different image 1982

Alile Sharon Larkin and Adisa Anderson

Presents a portait of a beautiful young African American woman attempting to escape becoming a sex object and to discover her true heritage. Through a sensitive and humorous story about her relationship with a man, the film makes provocative connections between racism and sexual stereotyping. 1 videocassette (52 min.)

MEDIA 2-5396

 

Divided city the route to racism 1998

Ted Koppel

In this ABC News Nightline, the death of Cynthia Wiggins sparks a controversial debate about latent racism in Buffalo, New York, and its suburbs. Racism was charged when investigators discovered that the city planners and the mall's operator had conspired to prevent the bus route serving the inner city from stopping at the mall to discourage a poor, black clientele. 1 videocassette (20 min.)

MEDIA 2-3952

 

Dutchman 1993, 1967

Imamu Amiri Baraka, Anthony Harvey, Gene Persson, Shirley Knight, and Al Freeman

The film deals with an emotionally unstable white woman enticing, then humiliating and finally knifing a black man while they ride a subway train in New York City. It makes explicit the hatred, terror and psychology of racial prejudice. 1 videocassette (55 min.)

MEDIA 2-1977

 

Ethnic notions 1986

Marlon T Riggs, Deborah Hoffmann, and Esther Rolle

Presents a history of the racist images and caricatures of Blacks in American culture. 1 videocassette (VHS) (58 min.)

DANA. DANA. MEDIA. MEDIA. MEDIA 59 59 2-568 2-741 D-374

 

The exception and the rule c1997

Joel Zito Araújo,  Tapiri Cinema e Vídeo, Núcleo de Estudos Negros (Florianópolis, Santa Catarina, Brazil), and ArtMattan Productions

This is the story of three Black Brazilians who have experienced employment discrimination based on their race.  When they pursue legal restitution, only one, the exception, is reinstated while the other two are denied justice. 1 videocassette (30 min.)

MEDIA 2-7204

 

Exploring society Race and ethnicity [videorecording]  2002

Ken Harrison, Amy Lou Abernethy, and Lynn Mathis

Discusses the meanings of stereotyping, prejudice and discrimination and how these attitudes affect people in various ethnic groups. 1 videocassette (ca. 30 min.)

MEDIA 2-5960

 

The eye of the storm 1992?

William Peters and Bill Beutel

Shows how an elementary school teacher in Riceville, Iowa, introduced her children to the realities of prejudice by using the color of eyes as the criterion of superiority. Explains that the results of the experiment were indicative of the situation throughout the United States. 1 videocassette (25 min.)

DANA 1505

 

Fires in the mirror Crown Heights, Brooklyn and other identities 1993

Anna Deavere Smith, Cherie Fortis, and George C Wolfe

Nineteen theatrical portraits, interspersed with news photos and footage, convey the characters and feelings of the people who experienced the racial conflicts between African-American and Jewish residents of Crown Heights in 1991.  Based on verbatim excerpts from interviews. 1 videocassette (80 min.)

MEDIA     DANA 2-2043         1816

 

For us, the living the story of Medgar Evers 1995

Howard E Rollins, Irene Cara, Larry Fishburne, J. Kenneth Rotcop, and Michael Schultz

Medgar Evers, field secretary for the NAACP in Mississippi from 1954-1963, worked to help black people politically by encouraging them to register to vote.  A sniper shot and killed him on June 12, 1963 . 1 videocassette (88 min.)

DANA 1173

 

Fresh looks anti-racist film & videos 1993

Richard Fung, Alanis Obomsawin, Andrew Davis, Keith Lock,  Helen Lee, Donna James, Peter Karuna, Jeneva Shaw, Vrajesh Hanspal, Zachary Longboy, Edward Lam, Julia Browne Figuéréo, Luís Garcia, Marie Boti, Luis Osvaldo Garcia, Allen Cheng, Nadine K Rowe, and Sook-Yin Lee

A compilation of short films that deal with the issues of race and representation.  Issues range from immigration history, self-image, Canadian folklore, native aspects and racism. 3 videocassettes (327 min.)

MEDIA. MEDIA. MEDIA 2-2817 cassette 1 2-2818 cassette 2 2-2819 cassette 3

 

Genocide from Biblical times through the ages 2002

Jon Voight, David Mann, Robert J Emery, Manoug Manougian, and Jack Sandler

In this program, a variety of experts analyze Biblical accounts and some of the earliest documented examples of genocide, as in the Athenian siege of Melos in 416 BC, to explore the psychology that motivates such violence. This grim survey looks at the extermination of Tasmanians, Native Americans, Namibia's Herero tribe, and the Armenians. 1 videocassette (57 min.)

MEDIA 2-5847

 

Hate across America 1997

Harry Lewis and Mike Wallace

Examines the modern history of hate crimes in America going back to the 1964 murder of three civil rights workers by the Ku Klux Klan in Mississippi.  Traces the spread of hate crimes and groups beyond their traditional strongholds in the South and looks at the new face of hate: more polished, more seductive, disruptive and dangerous. Shows why such groups have turned away from attacking individuals to focus their attention on the federal government. 1 videocassette (50 min.)

DANA 1243

 

Hate and the Internet web sites and the issue of free speech 1999

Ted Koppel, Don Black, and Floyd Abrams

"What is the price of free speech?  Protected by their first Amendment rights and the Internet's cultural philosophy of 'post it all and let the readers decide', American hate groups are having a field day on the World Wide Web, creating virtual communities of intolerance.  In this program, ABC News anchor Ted Koppel investigates the proliferation of hate online with Don Black, founder of the white nationalist Web site Storm Front, and Floyd Abrams, a First Amendment attorney who has represented the New York times and ABC News."--Container. 1 videocassette (22 min.)

MEDIA 2-5038

 

Hatred 1995

Mitzi Goldman and Rosemary Blight

Investigates the connection between hatred on a personal level and hatred between nations. Includes news film footage and interviews with various people. 1 videocassette (55 min.)

MEDIA 2-6035

 

Herskovits at the heart of blackness  c2009

Llewellyn Smith, Vincent Aaron Brown, Christine Herbes-Sommers, Vital Pictures (Firm), Independent Television Service, and California Newsreel (Firm)

This documentary traces the career of Melville J. Herskovits, the pioneering American anthropologist of African Studies and controversial intellectual who established the first African Studies Center at an American university and authored, The Myth of the Negro Past. Rarely seen archival footage, provocative animation, and unique photo montage re-enactments propel the story and interviews from leading scholars of race and culture forward. 1 videodisc (57 min.)

MEDIA 10-1525

 

How biased are you? 2001

Forrest Sawyer

Explores the history and practice of racism. Uses hidden cameras to show the different experiences of black and white persons in the same situations and examines the Implicit Association Test, a bias-sensitivity test.  Also looks at prejudice in children of various ages. 1 videocassette (45 min.)

DANA 1882

 

In a dark time 1991

David Hoffman, Rocky Collins, and Carol Rissman

This episode looks at the effects of the Vietnam War on America and the increasing polarization of its supporters and opponents. It also examines the mounting racial tensions that sparked riots in cities nationwide, and the elements of fear, disenchantment and frustration that were evident across the country. Finally, it leads viewers to the violent year of 1968 as political protest began to fuse with social ferment. 1 videocassette (60 min.)

MEDIA 2-1238


Racism Cont'd

In whose honor? 1997

Charlene Teters, Jay Rosenstein, and Michael Rothe

Discussion of Chief Illiniwek as the University of Illinois mascot, and the affect the mascot has on Native American peoples. Graduate student Charlene Teters shares the impact of the Chief on her family. Interviewees include members of the Board of Regents, students, alumni, current and former "Chiefs" and members of the community. 1 videocassette (47 min.)

MEDIA 2-3422

 

The intolerable burden 2003

Chea Prince, Constance Curry, Constance Curry, Public Domain Inc, University of Mississippi,  Center for the Study of Southern Culture, Blue Stream Productions, and First Run/Icarus Films

Documentary film of how Mae Bertha and Matthew Carter enrolled the youngest eight of their thirteen children in the public schools of Drew, Mississippi in 1965, which were all white. Examines the conditions of segregation prior to 1965. 1 videocassette (57 min.)

MEDIA 2-6902

 

Invisible revolution 2000

Beverly Peterson and Barbara Bowen

This documentary profiles a chilling subculture among American youth: the clash between racist and anti-racist youth. Rising against the white supremacy movement, are a group of anti-racist skinheads, punk rockers and mainstream kids who call themselves the Anti Racist Action (ARA). Conflicts between these groups who are often indistinguishable as they battle one another, have led to assaults and even murder. A hard-hitting film with extreme expressions of racism. 1 videocassette (55 min.)

MEDIA 2-5659

 

King 1978

Abby Mann, Paul Winfield, and Cecily Tyson

A portrayal of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and the events of the Civil Rights Movement leading up to his assassination. 2 videocassettes (245 min.)

DANA. DANA. DANA. DANA. DANA. DANA 49 cassette 1 49 cassette 1 49 cassette 1 49 cassette 2 49 cassette 2 49 cassette 2

 

Liberators fighting on two fronts in World War II 1992

Denzel Washington, Louis Gossett, William Miles, Nina Rosenblum, and Daniel V Allentuck

The experiences of African-American soldiers during World War II reflected the racial climate of 1940s America, a society marked by strict segregation and frequent acts of violence. Black combat battalions existed but were only used toward the end of the war, when manpower grew short in Europe. 1 videocassette (90 min.)

DANA. MEDIA 280 2-2106

 

A Little respect gay men, lesbians, and bisexuals on campus 1990

Anthony Herzia

Ideal for use in new student orientation programs, faculty and staff development programs, student leadership workshops, and general classroom presentations.  The video will help identify occurances of homophobia on campus; promote provacative discussions on homophobia, racism, and sexism; explore the experience of being a lesbian, gay, or bisexual student in a culturally diverse college environment; inspire revealing and honest discussion among students of all sexual orientations; celebrate and affirm the lesbian, gay, and bisexual student. 1 videocassette (ca. 25 min.)

MEDIA. MEDIA 2-1162 2-1163

 

The living martyr Hizbollah unveiled  2001

Mouna Mounayer, Nabil Issa, Najat Rizk, and Warren Singh-Bartlett

This documentary presents footage of suicide mission preparations and interviews with Lebanon's Hizballah resistance fighters and their families. 1 videocassette (53 min.)

DANA 1759

 

Lone star hate 1997

Paul Yule

Examines homophobia  and violence against gays in Texas. 1 videocassette (76 min.)

MEDIA 2-5592

 

Long night's journey into day 2000

Helen Mirren, Deborah Hoffmann, and Frances Reid

Follows four cases over a two-year period that were brought before South Africa's Truth and Reconciliation Commission which investigates the crimes of apartheid, by bringing together victims and perpetrators to relive South Africa's brutal history. In so doing South Africa is showing the rest of the world that even the most bitter conflicts can be addressed through honesty and communication, providing the most definitive record of one of the most ambitious and innovative attempts at social reconciliation without precedent in human history. 1 videocassette (95 min.)

MEDIA 2-5338

 

The long walk home 1991

Whoopi Goldberg, Sissy Spacek, Dwight Schultz, Edwin C Atkins, Howard W Koch, Dave Bell, and Richard Pearce

Academy Award winner Whoopi Goldberg is Odessa Cotter, a quietly dignified woman, who works as a housekeeper for Miriam Thompson (Academy Award winner Sissy Spacek). When Odessa honors the 1955 Montgomery, Alabama, bus boycott by walking an exhausting nine miles to and from work, Miriam offers her a ride. Defying both Miriam's racist husband (Dwight Schultz) and the powerful White Citizen's Council, Miriam and Odessa put their lives in danger for civil rights. 1 videocassette (98 min.)

DANA 1014

 

Matters of race c2003

John J Valadez, Orlando Bagwell, Lulie Haddad, Sindi Gordon, Phil Bertelsen, Eric Liu, Rubén Martínez, Jane Lazarre, John Edgar Wideman, ROJA Productions, Independent Television Service, National Minority Consortia (U.S.), and PBS Video

"Explores the complex demands of the country's rapidly changing multiracial and multicultural society and shows how American citizens imagine the new America of the 21st century"--Container. 2 videocassettes (240 min.)

MEDIA 2-6869 & 2-6870

 

Miles of smiles, years of struggles the untold story of the Black Pullman Porter 1983

Jack Santini, Paul Wagner, and Rosina Tucker

Chronicles the organizing of the first black trade union--the Brotherhood of Sleeping Car Porters.  This inspiring story of the Pullman porters provides the most in-depth account on film of African-American working life between the Civil War and World War II. 1 videocassette (59 min., 30 sec.)

DANA. MEDIA 360 2-927

 

Mood indigo blacks and whites  1990

Anthony Ross Potter,  Frank J DeMeo, Patrick Trese, and Eric Sevareid

During World War II, the American home front was as racially segregated as the armed forces. In spite of prejudice and riots, Black Americans continued to support the war effort. 1 videocassette (27 min.)

MEDIA 2-4105

 

Nagstappie A walk in the night 1998?

Mickey Madoda Dube, Mandla Langa, Duncan Johnson, Allan Granville, Marlon Allenby, Molefi Moleli, and Alex La Guma

Recounts a single terrible night in South Africa when the fragile world of Mikey Adonis, a young coloured steel worker, disintegrates; illustrates how a decent man can be driven to an act of brutality by a racist society which humiliates him at every turn. 1 videocassette  (79 min.)

DANA 1300

 

Native son 1994/1951

Pierre Chenal, Walter Gould, Jaime Prades, Richard Wright, Willa Pearl Curtiss, Jean Wallace, Gloria Madison, Nicholas Joy, and Richard Wright

Set in Chicago, Native son tells the story of Bigger Thomas, a young black man who accidentally murders his employer's daughter while performing his duties as chauffeur. The combined forces of institutional racism and condescending white liberalism pursue Thomas to an unhappy end. The author plays the leading role in this film version. 1 videocassette (91 min.)

DANA MEDIA 596       2-1972

 

Negroes with guns Rob Williams and Black Power c2005

Sandra H Dickson, Churchill Roberts, University of Florida, Documentary Institute, and California Newsreel (Firm)

Documentary "of Robert F. Williams, a Civil Rights fighter who dared to advocate armed self-defense against the racist terrorism of the Jim Crow South."--container. 1 videocassette (53 min.)

MEDIA 2-7259

 

Neighbors 2000

Lew Freedman, Fielder Cook, Cicely Tyson, Raymond St. Jacques, Jane Wyatt, Andrew Duggan, Arkady Leokum, KCET (Television station : Los Angeles, Calif.), Broadway Theatre Archive, and Community Television of Southern California

A provocative, emotion-packed drama about race relations in an all-white suburban community that depicts the confrontation between an upper-class white couple and a black couple from Harlem who plan to buy their expensive suburban home. In negotiating the sale, all four learn a little more about each other ... and a lot about their own latent prejudices. 1 videocassette (60 min.)

MEDIA 2-7676

 

The night Tulsa burned c2002

Sean P Geary, Mark Montgomery, David Ackroyd, Weller/Grossman Productions, Arts and Entertainment Network, and History Channel (Television network)

Recalls the race riot of May 31, 1921 and the destruction of the African-American community of Greenwood in Tulsa, OK. 1 videodisc (ca. 50 mins.)

DANA 312

 

Non je ne regrette rien No regret 1992

Marlon T Riggs

Five gay Black men discuss growing up and living in the United States, focusing on the social pressures and the fear of AIDS. 1 videocassette (38 min.)

MEDIA 2-2130

 

Odds against tomorrow 2003, 1959

Robert Wise, Harry Belafonte, Robert Ryan, Shelley Winters, Ed Begley, Gloria Grahame, William P McGivern, Harbel Productions, Inc, United Artists Corporation, and MGM Home Entertainment Inc

One hundred and fifty thousand dollars, ready for the taking. It's too much to resist for Earl Slater, a bigoted ex-con slumming through life with a patronizing girlfriend, an obliging neighbor and zero expectations. He agrees to be part of a bank job planned by former cop Burke. Until, that is, he finds out one of his partners will be a black man. Earl's desperate need for cash, however, leads him to reconsider. For the job only, he'll put his racism aside ... until moments away from the score, hatred erupts. 1 videodisc (96 min.)

DANA 450

 

Open letter, grasp the bird's tail and, Picturing oriental girls, a (re)educational video 1995

Valerie Soe, Rick Wong, Brenda Joy Lem, CrossCurrent Media, National Asian American Telecommunications Association, Peace of the Heart Productions, and Oxygen Productions

Open letter, grasp the bird's tale: an Asian woman comments upon racially motivated violence and her fears of being an Asian woman in a world of anti-Asian hostilities. Picturing oriental girls, a (re)educational video: a compendium of stereotypical portrayals of Asian women in American film and television. 1 videocassette (27 min.)

MEDIA 2-6956

 

The order of myths c2008

Margaret Brown, Sara Alize Cross, Christine Mattsson, Net Point Productions (Firm), Lucky Hat Entertainment (Firm), Folly River Films (Firm), and Cinema Guild

"The first Mardi Gras in America was celebrated in Mobile, Alabama in 1703.  In 2007, it is still racially segregated.  Filmmaker Margaret Brown, herself a daughter of Mobile, escorts us into the parallel hearts of the city's two carnivals to explore the complex contours of this hallowed tradition and the elusive forces that keep it organized along enduring color lines.  With unprecedented access, Brown... uncovers a tangled web of historical violence, power dynamics, and intertwined and interdependent race relations" -- Container. 1 videodisc (79 min.)

MEDIA 10-1767

 

Overcoming prejudice 1996

Ron J Hammond and Oscar F Jesperson

A documentary which deals with prejudice on a very personal level. Its primary message is that prejudice is an area of human weakness which can be dealt with successfully. Participants share stories from their own lives which illustrate important priciples about overcoming prejudice. 1 videocassette (ca. 59 min.)

DANA 1215

 

The path of most resistance 1996

Thomas Ott and Andre Braugher

Profiles phyicists of color Neil Tyson, George Castro, France Cordova, and Jim Gates. 1 videocassette (60 min.)

MEDIA 2-3979

 

The Persistence of racism 1994

Phil Donahue, Derrick A Bell, Morris Dees, Lawrence Graham, and Wendell C Dawson

This especially adapted Phil Donahue program presents stories of discrimination against black people that whites will find shocking: the evidence of a successful African American attorney who concealed his profession to apply for a job as a waiter in a white country club and information from a civil rights activist about the rise of white supremacy movements in the U.S. today. 1 videocassette (28 min.)

MEDIA 2-5527

 

A Place of rage 1991

T. Minh-Ha Trinh, June Jordan, Angela Yvonne Davis, Alice Walker, and Pratibha Parmar

Prominent black women comment upon experiences of Afro-American women, upon racial discrimination and its effects upon the American culture and make suggestions which they hope will improve the future.  Includes historical footage of civil rights movement in the 1960's. 1 videocassette (52 min.)

MEDIA 2-2570

 

The Prejudice film  1972

Max Miller, David Hartman, and Jack Woods

Examines the historical origins of prejudice and illustrates contemporary forms of prejudice. 1 videocassette (29 min.)

MEDIA D-162

 

Prejudice more than black & white c2008

Paul Budline, Chris Scherer, Suzanne Weintraub, Susan T Fiske, Mahzarin R Banaji, Paul Budline Productions, and Films for the Humanities & Sciences (Firm)

"Muslims, blacks, gays, people with disabilities, and immigrants of every ethnicity and color: they and many other groups have stood in the spotlight glare of intolerance, easy targets for every sort of discrimination and violence. What makes people prone to irrational hate, and what steps can individuals and society take to eradicate it? In this program, psychology professors Susan Fiske of Princeton University and Mahzarin Banaji of Harvard University ... share their insights and experiences. A pro-gay Baptist minister who formerly took a biblical stance against homosexuality and an ex-imperial wizard of the Ku Klux Klan who now speaks out for tolerance also offer their views."--Container. 1 videodisc (35 min.)

DANA 474

 

Race and ethnicity  1991

Paul Bosner and Glenn Currier

Discusses the meanings of stereotyping, prejudice, and discrimination and how these attitudes affect people in various ethnic groups. 1 videocassette (30 min.)

DANA 833

 

Race and racism c2002

Ken Knisely, Leonard Harris, Naomi Zack, Hugh Taft-Morlaes, and Milk Bottle Productions

Philosopher Ken Knisely and guests discuss racism and how we can tell if we are acting from racist assumptions. 1 videodisc (ca. 60 min.)

DANA 257

 

Race portraits in black & white 1987

Tony Marshall

Deals with racism at Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey.  Five different students are interviewed: a black separatist, a white male who believe's he's a victim of reverse discrimination, a black woman with mostly white friends, a white man with a black girlfriend who has mostly black friends, and a woman who's the product of an interacial marriage. 1 videocassette (28 min.)

MEDIA 2-318

 

Race relations 1988

Lisa Jones

Discusses race relations in New Jersey. Featured guests are Stephen Adunato Sr., director of the North Ward Center, James Harris, Associate Dean of Students, Montclair State College, Elsa Nunez-Wormack, Dean of Faculty, College of Staten Island, and Sandra King, New Jersey Network correspondent. 1 videocassette (60 min.)

DANA 80

 

Race relations in America is hope alive? 1990

Peter Troost

Discusses the current state of race relations in the United States, and examines the prospects for the future. 1 videocassette (58 min)bsd., col. ;

MEDIA 2-902

 

Race, the floating signifier 1996

Stuart Hall and Sut Jhally

Stuart Hall, a scholar in the field of media and cultural studies, presents a lecture on social and cultural factors in the perception of race. He investigates how racism is cultivated and how race becomes a tool by which cultures classify society. He demonstrates that the meaning of racial signifiers (such as skin color) fluctuates in response to cultural context. The documentary includes an interview, film footage, and graphics. 1 videocassette (63 min.)

MEDIA 2-2926

 

Race the power of an illusion 2003

C. C. H Pounder, Christine Herbes-Sommers, Tracy Heather Strain, and Llewellyn Smith

Differences between us: Episode one explores how recent scientific discoveries have toppled the concept of biological race. Story we tell: Episode two questions the belief that race has always been with us. It traces the race concept to the European conquest of the Americas. House we live in: Episode three focuses on how our institutions shape and create race. 3 videocassettes

DANA. DANA. DANA. MEDIA. MEDIA. MEDIA 1894 cassette 1 1894 cassette 2 1894 cassette 3 2-6241 cassette 1 2-6242 cassette 2 2-6243 cassette 3

 

Race the world's most dangerous myth  1993

Tony Labriola and J. Q Adams

Discusses the various meanings and definition of race and the fears some people experience when dealing with a different ethnic groups. 1 videocassette (60 min.)

DANA 221

Racism Cont'd

Racial stereotypes in the media c2008

Jerry Baber, Rhonda Fabian, Suzanne Weintraub, Fabian-Baber, Inc, and Films for the Humanities & Sciences (Firm)

"This program examines the relationship between mass media and social constructions of race from political and economic perspectives while looking at the effects media can have on audiences"--Container. 1 videodisc (42 min.)

MEDIA 10-1836

 

Racism 101 1988

Thomas Lennon and Orlando Bagwell

A discussion of race relations on United States college and university campuses during the 1980s. 1 videocassette (58 min.)

MEDIA 2-1101

 

Racism on campus 1991

Judy Woodruff

Examines the issue of racism and other forms of discrimination on college campuses across the United States.  Includes interviews with students and administration along with footage from Rutgers University. 1 videocassette (ca. 30 min.)

MEDIA 2-1698

 

Radcliffe blues Claudia Weill and Tony Ganz

A Radcliffe student discusses her radicalization, both on campus in the early stages of the SDS movement, and during antipoverty work, speaking also of racism in America and the crippled condition of women. 1 videocassette (23 min.)

MEDIA D-92

 

Radio, racism and foreign policy 1978

Eric Sevareid, Anthony Potter, Michael D Ornstein, and Herb Schmertz

A documentary presentation on the relationship between American public opinion and foreign policy during the 1920s.  Includes coverage of the imposition of strict immigration quotas and a period of racism and ethnic discrimination as the United States tries to isolate herself after World War I, and of the Kellogg-Briand Pact of 1928. 1 videocassette (25 min.)

MEDIA 2-4129

 

A Raisin in the sun 1987

Lorraine Hansberry, David Susskind, Philip Rose, Daniel Petrie, Ruby Dee, Sidney Poitier, and Claudia McNeil

Film of the award-winning play about a struggling black family living on Chicago's South Side and the impact of an unexpected insurance bequest. Each family member sees the bequest as the means of realizing dreams and of escape from grinding frustrations. 1 videocassette (128 min.)

MEDIA   DANA      MEDIA 10-90       1040            2-1415

 

Rate it X 1985

Paula de Koenigsberg, Lucy Winer, Claudette Charbonneau, and Lynn Campbell

An ironic portrait of the American man and his stubborn sexual chauvinism.  Amazing interviews with a wide variety of men reveal the deep rooted sense of machismo and the sexual double standards and racism at work in our culture today. 1 videocassette (55 min.)

MEDIA 2-3946

 

Reel bad Arabs how Hollywood vilifies a people c2006

Sut Jhally, Jeremy Earp, Simon Shaheen, Jack G Shaheen, and Media Education Foundation

Throughout its history Hollywood has portrayed Arabs as buffoons or bandits. The video seeks to rectify this sterotyping by comparing it to other forms of racist imagery and by suggesting alternative narratives that treat the Arabs as human, not demons. 1 videodisc (50 min.)

MEDIA 10-712

 

Respectful prostitute 1988

Jean Paul Sartre, Georges Agiman, Charles Brabant, Marcel Pagliero, Barbara Laage, Ivan Desny, Walter Bryant, and Marcel Herrand

Jean-Paul Sartre's sensitive and compelling look at racial prejudice in the Deep South.  When a black man is shot by a senator's nephew, a prostitute, who witnessed the crime, is talked into testifying that the murder was committed in defense of an assault made against her by the deceased.  Ethics versus politics as an ultimately honest show of integrity. 1 videocassette (75 min.)

MEDIA 2-1598

 

The rise and fall of Jim Crow 2002

Sam Pollard, Bill Jersey, Richard Wormser, and Richard Roundtree

This four-part series offers the first comprehensive look at race relations in America between the Civil War and the Civil Rights Movement. Documents the context in which the laws of segregation known as the "Jim Crow" system originated and developed. 4 videocassettes (224 min.)

MEDIA. MEDIA. MEDIA. MEDIA 2-5839 cassette 1 2-5840 cassette 2 2-5841 cassette 3 2-5842 cassette 4

 

The "Rodney King" case what the jury saw in California v. Powell 1992

Dominic Palumbo, Peter Aronson, Fred P Graham, and Kristen Jeanette-Meyers

Condensed version of trial of four L.A. police officers on trial for beating Rodney King. 1 videocassette (116 min.)

MEDIA 2-1878

 

Sa-I-Gu 4.29 1993

Dai Sil Kim-Gibson, Christine Choy, and Elaine H Kim

Explores the embittering effect the Rodney King verdict and riot had on Korean American women shopkeepers who suffered more than half of the material losses in the conflict. Film underscores the shattering of the American dream while taking the media to task for playing up the "Korean-Black" aspect of the rioting. 1 videocassette (39 min.)

MEDIA 2-3260

 

Seniority and discrimination 1973

John C Burgess

Dramatizes the grievance of a Black employee who claims he should have received a posted job not only because he has sufficient ability but also because of past discrimination. 1 film reel (26 min.)

SMLR SHELVED BY TITLE

 

Seven days in Bensonhurst 1990

Judy Woodruff and Thomas Lennon

Yusuf Hawkins was murdered on an August evening in the neighborhood of Bensonhurst, Brooklyn.  Frontline goes beyond the tragedy of a young man's death to examine how a racial event can be used by blacks and whites, politicians and the media as a vehicle for their own special interests.  This program chronicles a series of explosive events which reveal the nature of New York's racial tensions. 1 videocassette (59 min.)

MEDIA. MEDIA 2-830 2-1208

 

Skin deep c1995

Frances Reid, Sharon Wood, Sarah Cahill, and Iris Films/Iris Feminist Collective

A diverse group of college students reveal their honest feelings and attitudes about race and racism.  Students are interviewed alone, and then discuss the issues in a group setting. 1 videocassette (53 min.)

MEDIA 2-6509

 

Skinheads USA the pathology of hate : soldiers of the race war 2003, c1996

Shari Cookson, Marianne Norton, Bill Riccio, Home Box Office (Firm), DBA Entertainment, Inc, and Films for the Humanities (Firm)

A film crew follows the U.S. white supremacist skinhead group The Aryan National Front over a two-month period. Marches, demonstrating against non-whites, meeting with the Ku Klux Klan, and interviews with the group's leader, Bill Riccio, explain the Nazi-inspired group's motivation. 1 videodisc (54 min.)

MEDIA 10-257

 

The Sky is gray 1980

Ernest J Gaines, Stan Lathan, Olivia Cole, James Bond, Margaret Avery, Susan French, Whitney Green, and Henry Fonda

A young Louisiana boy's trip to town during the 1940's reveals insights into poverty, racism and Black pride. 1 videocassette (46 min.)

DANA 1031

 

Sud 2003?

Chantal Akerman, Audiovisuel Multimedia International Production, Paradise Films, CHEMAH I.S, and First Run/Icarus Films

Akerman traveled to the American South to make a film inspired by authors William Faulkner and James Baldwin, but she transformed her project after the horrific racist crime against James Byrd, Jr. was committed during her stay. 1 videocassette (70 min.)

MEDIA 2-7721

 

Teaching tolerance  1992

An overview of the Southern Poverty Law Center, its memorial and its commitment to the fight against racism, the Klan and other hate groups, and prejudice against African-Americans, poor whites and immigrant groups such as the Vietmanese, not just in the South but in Kentucky, Texas--wherever the fight is needed. 1 videocassette (22 min.)

MEDIA 2-3604

 

To be somebody 199-?

Stephen Stept and Joe Morton

Many Americans, struggling to survive the Great Depression, were determined to help build a better America through direct action in the courts, in the Congress and in everyday life. Black heavy-weight champion Joe Louis became a symbol of national strength at a time when lynchings, segregation, and anti-semitism were commonplace. In different ways both Louis and First Lady Eleanor Roosevelt challenged America to live up to its promise of justice and opportunity for people of every race and faith. 1 videocassette (60 min.)

MEDIA. MEDIA 2-2227 2-4181

 

Tongues untied 1989

Marlon T Riggs and Essex Hemphill

This is the acclaimed account of gay Black life by Emmy-award winning director Marlon Riggs. Using poetry, personal testimony, rap and performance, Tongues untied describes the homophobia and racism that confront Black gay men. 1 videocassette (55 min.)

MEDIA 2-1187

 

Trouble behind 1990

Robby Henson

White racism is discussed in the context of the town of Corbin, Ky., where on Oct. 31, 1919 a race riot drove all of the Black residents out of town.  Since that date few Blacks have attempted to settle in Corbin.  Residents are interviewed to give their perceptions of whether or not racism still exists in their town. 1 videocassette (56 min.)

DANA 380

 

True colors 1991

Diane Sawyer, Mark Lukasiewicz, and Eugenia Harvey

In the 1960s Black Americans were promised that this country would no longer judge an individual solely on the basis of his skin color. In this program, ABC's Prime Time host Diane Sawyer follows two college educated men in their mid-thirties, one Black, one White, as they involve themselves in a variety of everyday situations to test levels of prejudice based on skin colors. 1 videocassette (19 min.)

MEDIA 2-3199

 

Tuskegee 2000

Laurence Matlin and J. R Rost

Between the years of 1932 and 1971, the U.S. government used approximately 600 blacks from Macon County, Alabama, as human guinea pigs for syphilis research. This program  presents the medical establishment's justification for disguising racism as legitimate medical research. 1 videocassette (23 min.)

DANA 1870

 

The Tuskegee airmen 1995

Robert Markowitz, William C Carraro, Paris Quallos, Trey Ellis, Roy Hutchinson, Robert Williams, T. S Cook, Larry Fishburne, Allen Payne, Malcolm-Jamal Warner, Courtney B Vance, Andre Braugher, Chris McDonald, John Lithgow, and Cuba Gooding

A celebration of the "Fighting 99th", the first squadron of black combat fighters in World War II, who battled prejudice in training at Tuskegee, Ala., the Axis in North Africa and Europe, bigotted officers assigned to oversee them, and a U.S. congressman out to prove they were unfit to serve. 1 videocassette (106 min.)

DANA    MEDIA 1051        10-171

 

Tuskegee, Alabama living black & white c1996

Michael Letcher, University of Alabama, and Center for Public Television

Examines the history of Tuskegee, Alabama and Tuskegee University as seen through the experiences of black and white citizens of the city. Explores race and culture of this area and examines economic and educational differences based on race. 1 videocassette (58 min.)

DANA 2137

 

Twilight Los Angeles 2000

Anna Deavere Smith, Marc Levin, Ezra Swerdlow, and Anna Deavere Smith

"On March 3, 1991, an African-American man [Rodney King] was brutally beaten by four white Los Angeles police officers who stopped him for speeding. On April 29, 1992, when the jury's 'not guilty' verdict dismissed the officers on trial for the assault, the city ignited into three days of rioting, looting and violence that left neighborhoods smoldering. 'Twilight: Los Angeles,' adapted from Anna Deavere Smith's searing one-woman play, captures this tumultuous and challenging moment in America's race relations"--Container. 1 videocassette (ca. 90 min.)

DANA 1629

 

Two towns of Jasper 2003

In 1998 in Jasper, Texas, James Byrd, Jr., a black man, was chained to a pickup truck and dragged to his death by three white men. 1 videocassette (ca. 83 min.)

DANA 1786

 

Two towns of Jasper 2003

Ted Koppel

This program documents the impressions and feelings of the townspeople and includes interviews with the original filmmakers. 1 videocassette (22 min.)

DANA 1887

 

An unlikely friendship c2002

Diane Bloom, Florence Gray Soltys, Lewis Lipsitz, Ann Atwater, C. P Ellis, and In-Focus (Firm)

In July 1971, as the Southern city of Durham, N.C., struggled to cope with the racial upheaval of desegregation, community leaders gathered to discuss civic and school conditions.  The 10-day meeting was co-chaired by Ann Atwater, an activist representing the Black community, and C.P. Ellis, who was one of the 10 Exalted Grand Cyclops of the Ku Klux Klan (KKK).  By the end of the congress, Ellis had publicly destroyed his KKK membership card, and he and Atwater -- who had disliked him on sight -- had forged a friendship that endures to this day. 1 videodisc (45 min.)

MEDIA 10-1883

 

Unnatural causes is inequality making us sick? c2008

Larry Adelman, Llewellyn Smith, Vital Pictures (Firm), National Minority Consortia (U.S.), California Newsreel (Firm), Center for Asian American Media, Latino Public Broadcasting (Firm), Native American Public Telecommunications, Inc, National Black Programming Consortium, and Pacific Islanders in Communications

A seven-part documentary series arguing that "health and longevity are correlated with socioeconomic status; people of color face an additional health burden, and our health and well-being are tied to policies that promote economic and social justice. Each of the half-hour program segments, set in different racial/ethnic communities, provides a deeper exploration of the ways in which social conditions affect population health and how some communities are extending their lives be improving them"--Container insert. In sickness and in wealth: "What connections exist between healthy bodies, healthy bank accounts and skin color? Follow four individuals from different walks of life to see how their position in society, shaped by social policies and public priorities, affects their health"--Container insert. When the bough breaks: "African American infant mortality rates remain twice as high as for white Americans. African American mothers with college degrees or higher face the same risk of having low birth-weight babies as white women who haven't finished high school. How might the chronic stress of racism over the life course become embedded in our bodies and increase risks?"--Container insert. Becoming American: "Recent Mexican immigrants tend to be healthier than the average American. But those health advantages erode the longer they've been here. What causes health to worsen as immigrants become American? What can we all learn about improved well-being from new immigrant communities?"--Container insert. Bad sugar: "O'odham Indians, living on reservations in southern Arizona, have perhaps the highest rate of Type 2 diabetes in the world. Some researchers see this as the literal 'embodiment' of decades of poverty, oppression, and loss. A new approach suggests that communities may regain control over their health if they can regain control over their futures"--Container insert. Place matters: "Increasingly, recent Southeast Asian immigrants, along with Latinos, are moving into long-neglected African American urban neighborhoods, and now their health is being eroded as a result. What policies and investment decisions create living environments that harm, or enhance, the health of residents? What actions can make a difference?"--Container insert. Collateral damage: "In the Marshall Islands, local populations have been displaced from their traditional way of life by the American military presence and globalization. Now they must contend with the worst of the 'developing' and industrialized worlds: infectious diseases such as tuberculosis due to crowded living conditions, and extreme poverty and chronic disease, stemming in part from the stress of dislocation and loss"--Container insert. Not just a paycheck: "Residents of Western Michigan struggle against depression, domestic violence and higher rates of heart disease and diabetes after the largest refrigerator factory in the country shuts down. Ironically, the plant is owned by a company in Sweden, where mass layoffs, far from devastating lives, are relatively benign because of government policies that protect and retrain workers"--Container insert. 1 videodisc (236 min.)

DANA.       MEDIA.  438              10-1334

 

Valuing diversity multi-cultural communication 1995

Jeffrey Schrank, Louise Welsh Schrank, and David Phyfer

A study of prejudice toward people who are different. Viewers learn how to decrease their discomfort in communicating with people from different cultures, social classes, age groups, or physical disabilities. 1 videocassette (19 min.)

DANA 1148

 

Warnings from a small town 2003

Forrest Sawyer, Mike McLeod, Gordon Platt, Oregon Public Broadcasting, Discovery Channel (Firm), and Films for the Humanities & Sciences (Firm)

"There's something new about hatred and racism-- its approach.  This program exposes the new face of hate through detailed case studies that show how neo-Nazi and white supremacist groups have targeted America's youth via mass media, particularly the internet, so readily available in schools and homes. The grim example of Lancaster, California, demonstrates how "edge" communities--small towns outside cities--can become recruiting grounds for gangs such as the Nazi Low Riders and the scenes of brutal crimes. Interviews with convicted NLR members at Pelican Bay prison drive home another outcome of hate crime"--Container. 1 videodisc (50 min.)

MEDIA 10-254

 

Watts riot or revolt? 2002

Bill Stout and Jack Beck

This news program, filmed just a few months after the Watts riots, presents a study of the principal events that ignited the conflagration in the summer of 1965 in Watts. 1 videocassette (55 min.)

DANA 1868

 

The way home 1998

Shakti Butler

Women representing a cross-section of cultures in America share their experiences of oppression through the lens of race. Women are separated into eight ethnic councils (Indigenous, African-American, Arab, Asian, European-American, Jewish, Latina and Multi-Racial). 1 videocassette (92 min.):

MEDIA 2-3873

 

White identity theory origins and prospect 1994

Bruce Oldershaw, Rita Hardiman, and William E Cross

Hardiman and Cross discuss Hardiman's research in the field of white racial consciousness and identity. 1 videocassette (60 min.)

DANA 1624

 

Zoot Suit Riots 2002

Guadalupe Leyvas and Joseph Tovares

Racial tensions between the Anglo and Mexican American communities in Los Angeles, California erupted into violence after the conviction of Henry "Hank" Leyvas and seventeen other Mexican American youths for the murder of José Díaz in what was perceived as an unfair trial in 1943.  Lorena Encinas, a witness to the murder, kept the real killer's identity a secret until the end of her life. 1 videocassette (60 min.)

MEDIA 2-1622

 

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