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500 Years Later

Owen Alik Shahadah

Paul Robeson, Molefi Kete Asante, Maulana Karenga, Trevor Marshall, Dr. Kimani Nehusi

2008    116 Minutes    No. Discs: 1    Aspect Ratio: 1.33:1    (Code Black Ent)

EAN: 88347600121    UPC: 883476001210

Crime, poor education, poverty, self hatred, incarceration, broken homes plague people of African descent globally, why? From the onset of the African Holocaust of enslavement and colonialism, Africans are still struggling for basic freedom. Filmed in five continents, 500 Years Later is a critically acclaimed multi award winning timeless and compelling journey, infused with the spirit and music of liberation. It chronicles the struggle of a people who have fought and continue to fight for the [...]

Crime, poor education, poverty, self hatred, incarceration, broken homes plague people of African descent globally, why? From the onset of the African Holocaust of enslavement and colonialism, Africans are still struggling for basic freedom. Filmed in five continents, 500 Years Later is a critically acclaimed multi award winning timeless and compelling journey, infused with the spirit and music of liberation. It chronicles the struggle of a people who have fought and continue to fight for the most essential human right self determination. [less]

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1968 with Tom Brokaw (History Channel)

Tom Brokaw

2008    94 Minutes    No. Discs: 1    Aspect Ratio: 1.33:1    (A&E HOME VIDEO)

EAN: 733961107951    UPC: 733961107951

1968 was a year of extraordinary tragedy, triumph, and transformation. The assassinations of Martin Luther King, Jr. and Robert F. Kennedy failed to halt the juggernaut of the Civil Rights Movement. Richard Nixon was elected President following riots at the Democratic National Convention in Chicago. As rockets rained down on fighting men in Vietnam, a NASA rocket carried men into lunar orbit. From music to politics to issues of feminism, race, and war, 1968 left almost no facet of American life [...]

1968 was a year of extraordinary tragedy, triumph, and transformation. The assassinations of Martin Luther King, Jr. and Robert F. Kennedy failed to halt the juggernaut of the Civil Rights Movement. Richard Nixon was elected President following riots at the Democratic National Convention in Chicago. As rockets rained down on fighting men in Vietnam, a NASA rocket carried men into lunar orbit. From music to politics to issues of feminism, race, and war, 1968 left almost no facet of American life unchanged.Now, legendary award-winning journalist and best-selling author Tom Brokaw commemorates the revolutionary events of this pivotal year in a feature-length special, based on his book, Boom!: Voices of the Sixties Personal Reflections on the '60s and Today. Drawing upon his decades of experience, Brokaw revisits the scenes of these iconic events, pairing provocative voices from the past and present to explore how these 40-year-old moments still impact our lives today.DVD Features: Interviews with Tom Brokaw [less]

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1990s Decade Bundle - Distributor 2018 Decade Catalog TPR

2017    494 Minutes    No. Discs: 5    (Paramount)

EAN: 32429288752    UPC: 032429288752

INCLUDES:WAYNES WORLD, CLUELESS, GHOST, SUPERSTAR, & TOMMY BOY.

INCLUDES:WAYNES WORLD, CLUELESS, GHOST, SUPERSTAR, & TOMMY BOY. [less]

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A. Philip Randolph: For Jobs and Freedom

Dante James

1996    86 Minutes   

Ask most people who led the 1963 March on Washington and they'll probably tell you Martin Luther King, Jr. But the real force behind the event was the man many call the pre-eminent black labor leader of the century and the father of the modern civil rights movement: A. Philip Randolph. Randolph believed that economic rights was the key to advancing civil rights. A. Philip Randolph: For Jobs and Freedom takes viewers on a tour of 20th-century civil rights and labor history as it chronicles [...]

Ask most people who led the 1963 March on Washington and they'll probably tell you Martin Luther King, Jr. But the real force behind the event was the man many call the pre-eminent black labor leader of the century and the father of the modern civil rights movement: A. Philip Randolph.

Randolph believed that economic rights was the key to advancing civil rights. A. Philip Randolph: For Jobs and Freedom takes viewers on a tour of 20th-century civil rights and labor history as it chronicles Randolph's legendary efforts to build a more equitable society.

Randolph was born in 1889 in the deeply segregated South. When he was reduced to performing menial labor despite an outstanding academic record, he headed north - to Harlem. The film traces Randolph's early years amid the fervor of the Harlem Renaissance where he encountered the socialism of Eugene Debs, became a renowned soapbox orator and, with Chandler Owen, founded the radical magazine The Messenger. [less]

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Abraham's Children

Nina Froriep

2010    77 Minutes   

Islam is the fastest growing religion in the world and in America. Indeed every tenth child in the New York school system is Muslim. Abraham’s Children tells the stories of some of these children through their own voices; exploring their daily routines and experiences and challenging stereotypes of race and religion.

Islam is the fastest growing religion in the world and in America. Indeed every tenth child in the New York school system is Muslim. Abraham’s Children tells the stories of some of these children through their own voices; exploring their daily routines and experiences and challenging stereotypes of race and religion. [less]

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Ai Weiwei: Never Sorry

Alison Klayman

Ai Weiwei, Danqing Chen

2012    91 Minutes    No. Discs: 1    Aspect Ratio: 1.77:1    (MPI HOME VIDEO)

EAN: 30306983097    UPC: 030306983097

Special Features: Filmmaker Commentary, Deleted Scenes, Interviews, Trailer

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America at a Crossroads: Dissonance and Harmony

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America at a Crossroads

2009    60 Minutes    No. Discs: 1    Aspect Ratio: 1.33:1    (PBS)

EAN: 841887010085    UPC: 841887010085

This episode offers new imagery of Arabs, not as anti-American, not as terrorists, but as artists, universally familiar in their struggle to share their talent and ideas. Follow an eclectic mix of Middle Eastern musicians from their own very specific turf in the Middle East to the United States. Once there, in Los Angeles, they collaborate with other gifted musicians from the West, finding common ground between two cultures in conflict.

This episode offers new imagery of Arabs, not as anti-American, not as terrorists, but as artists, universally familiar in their struggle to share their talent and ideas. Follow an eclectic mix of Middle Eastern musicians from their own very specific turf in the Middle East to the United States. Once there, in Los Angeles, they collaborate with other gifted musicians from the West, finding common ground between two cultures in conflict. [less]

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America at a Crossroads: The Mosque in Morgantown

Brittany Huckabee

Asra Nomani

2009    76 Minutes    No. Discs: 1    (PBS)

EAN: 841887010870    UPC: 841887010870

The Mosque in Morgantown presents a chronicle of life in a West Virginia Muslim community as it struggles to define itself in post-9/11 world. - The verite-style documentary features Asra Nomani now co-director of The Pearl Project investigation at Georgetown University and a former Wall Street Journal reporter as she pushes for change at her hometown mosque. - It also highlights the very different path to change being driven by the community's moderates. - Through engaging interviews and [...]

The Mosque in Morgantown presents a chronicle of life in a West Virginia Muslim community as it struggles to define itself in post-9/11 world. - The verite-style documentary features Asra Nomani now co-director of The Pearl Project investigation at Georgetown University and a former Wall Street Journal reporter as she pushes for change at her hometown mosque. - It also highlights the very different path to change being driven by the community's moderates. - Through engaging interviews and expertly shot pivotal moments "The Mosque in Morgantown" deftly frames this local conflict as a lens to explore the larger dilemmas facing American Islam. [less]

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America: The Story of Us

History

Liev Schreiber

2010    720 Minutes    No. Discs: 3    Aspect Ratio: 1.78:1    (A&E HOME VIDEO)

EAN: 733961219241    UPC: 733961231793

A riveting adventure of how America was invented, AMERICA THE STORY OF US focuses on the people, ideas and events that built our nation, covering 400 years of American history in the most extensive and in-depth television series ever produced by HISTORY. From the rigors of linking the continent by wagon trails to the transcontinental railway, the engineering of steel-structured buildings through to landing on the moon, this epic 12-part series is a grand cinematic vision of how this country was [...]

A riveting adventure of how America was invented, AMERICA THE STORY OF US focuses on the people, ideas and events that built our nation, covering 400 years of American history in the most extensive and in-depth television series ever produced by HISTORY. From the rigors of linking the continent by wagon trails to the transcontinental railway, the engineering of steel-structured buildings through to landing on the moon, this epic 12-part series is a grand cinematic vision of how this country was built. AMERICA THE STORY OF US brings this story to life firsthand through patriots, frontiersmen, slaves, abolitionists, Native Americans, pioneers, immigrants, entrepreneurs and inventors. From the revolutionary war that birthed the nation to the civil war that divided it, into the making of the modern world, America The Story of Us is an epic, dramatic, heartbreaking and triumphant journey that reminds us that American history truly belongs to we, the people.Sharing their thoughts on the building of America, and what it means to be an American, are a world-class group of individuals including Tom Brokaw, Michael Douglas, Meryl Streep, Buzz Aldrin, Colin Powell, Donald Trump, John Legend, Melissa Etheridge, Brian Williams and more. DISC 1 (Episodes 1-4): Rebels / Revolution / Westward / DivisionDISC 2 (Episodes 5-8): Civil War / Heartland / Cities / BoomDISC 3 (Episodes 9-12): Bust / WWII / Boomers / MillenniumBONUS FEATURES: Disc 1: George Washington, American Revolution, Declaration of IndependenceDisc 2: Civil War, Transcontinental Railroad, Statue of Liberty, Henry Ford and the Model T [less]

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American Experience: Earth Days [Blu-ray]

Robert Stone Talent

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2010    120 Minutes    No. Discs: 1    (PBS)

EAN: 841887011938    UPC: 841887011938

Earth Days traces the origins of the modern environmental movement through the eyes of nine Americans who propelled the movement from its beginnings in the 1950s to its moment of triumph in 1970 with the original Earth Day and to its status as a major political force in America.

Earth Days traces the origins of the modern environmental movement through the eyes of nine Americans who propelled the movement from its beginnings in the 1950s to its moment of triumph in 1970 with the original Earth Day and to its status as a major political force in America. [less]

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American Experience: Freedom Riders

Stanley Nelson

2011    120 Minutes    No. Discs: 1    (PBS)

EAN: 841887014045    UPC: 841887014045

From May until December 1961, more than 400 black and white Americans risked their lives many endured savage beatings and imprisonment for simply traveling together on buses as they journeyed through the Deep South. Determined to test and challenge segregated travel facilities, the Freedom Riders were greeted with mob violence and bitter racism, sorely testing their belief in non-violent activism. From award-winning filmmaker Stanley Nelson, Freedom Riders features testimony from a fascinating [...]

From May until December 1961, more than 400 black and white Americans risked their lives many endured savage beatings and imprisonment for simply traveling together on buses as they journeyed through the Deep South. Determined to test and challenge segregated travel facilities, the Freedom Riders were greeted with mob violence and bitter racism, sorely testing their belief in non-violent activism. From award-winning filmmaker Stanley Nelson, Freedom Riders features testimony from a fascinating cast of central characters; the Riders themselves, state and federal government officials, and journalists who witnessed the rides firsthand. Based on Raymond Arsenault s acclaimed book Freedom Riders: 1961 and the Struggle for Racial Justice, the two-hour documentary comes to PBS in May 2011, marking the 50th anniversary of the historic Rides. [less]

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American Experience: Freedom Summer

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2014    120 Minutes    No. Discs: 1    (PBS)

EAN: 841887021289    UPC: 841887021289

In the hot and deadly summer of 1964, the nation could not turn away from Mississippi. Over 10 memorable weeks known as Freedom Summer, more than 700 student volunteers joined with organizers and local African Americans in a historic effort to shatter the foundations of white supremacy in one of the nations most segregated states even in the face of intimidation, physical violence, and death.

In the hot and deadly summer of 1964, the nation could not turn away from Mississippi. Over 10 memorable weeks known as Freedom Summer, more than 700 student volunteers joined with organizers and local African Americans in a historic effort to shatter the foundations of white supremacy in one of the nations most segregated states even in the face of intimidation, physical violence, and death. [less]

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American Experience: Rachel Carson's Silent Spring

2007    56 Minutes    No. Discs: 1    (PBS)

EAN: 783421420199    UPC: 783421420199

She was a biologist for the federal government when she first noted the effects of the unregulated use of pesticides and herbicides, especially DDT. Magazines, afraid of losing advertising, refused to publish her articles. When Rachel Carson published Silent Spring in 1963, she was viciously attacked, called ""an ignorant and hysterical woman."" But her warning sparked a revolution in environmental policy and a new ecological consciousness.

She was a biologist for the federal government when she first noted the effects of the unregulated use of pesticides and herbicides, especially DDT. Magazines, afraid of losing advertising, refused to publish her articles. When Rachel Carson published Silent Spring in 1963, she was viciously attacked, called ""an ignorant and hysterical woman."" But her warning sparked a revolution in environmental policy and a new ecological consciousness. [less]

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American Experience: Roberto Clemente

Bernardo Ruiz

2008    60 Minutes    No. Discs: 1    (PBS)

EAN: 841887009492    UPC: 841887009492

Baseball great Roberto Clementes talent and inimitable style drew legions of fans, but as this AMERICAN EXPERIENCE production reveals, he was more than an exceptional baseball player. He was also a committed humanitarian who challenged racial discrimination and worked for social justice.

Baseball great Roberto Clementes talent and inimitable style drew legions of fans, but as this AMERICAN EXPERIENCE production reveals, he was more than an exceptional baseball player. He was also a committed humanitarian who challenged racial discrimination and worked for social justice. [less]

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American Experience: The Abolitionists

2013    180 Minutes    No. Discs: 1    (Pbs (Direct))

EAN: 841887018364    UPC: 841887018364

American Experience: The Abolitionists. Radicals. Agitators. Troublemakers. Liberators. Called many names, the abolitionists tore the nation apart in order to create a more perfect union. Men and women, black and white, Northerners and Southerners, poor and wealthy-these passionate anti-slavery activists fought body and soul in the most important civil rights crusade in American history. What began as a pacifist movement fueled by persuasion and prayer became a fiery and furious struggle that [...]

American Experience: The Abolitionists. Radicals. Agitators. Troublemakers. Liberators. Called many names, the abolitionists tore the nation apart in order to create a more perfect union. Men and women, black and white, Northerners and Southerners, poor and wealthy-these passionate anti-slavery activists fought body and soul in the most important civil rights crusade in American history. What began as a pacifist movement fueled by persuasion and prayer became a fiery and furious struggle that forever changed the nation. Bringing to life the intertwined stories of Frederick Douglass, William Lloyd Garrison, Angelina Grimk+ª, Harriet Beecher Stowe, and John Brown, The Abolitionists takes place during some of the most violent and contentious decades in American history. It reveals how the movement shaped history by exposing the fatal flaw of a republic founded on liberty for some and bondage for others. In the face of personal risks-beatings, imprisonment, even death-abolitionists held fast to their cause, laying the civil rights groundwork for the future and raising weighty constitutional and moral questions that are still with us today. Directed by Rob Rapley, The Abolitionists interweaves drama with traditional documentary storytelling, and stars Richard Brooks, Neal Huff, Jeanine Serralles, Kate Lyn Sheil, and T. Ryder Smith, vividly bringing to life the epic struggles of the men and women who ended slavery. [less]

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American Justice - Matthew Shepard - Death in the High Desert [VHS]

Bill Kurtis, Sonny Vellozzi, Linda Fairstein, F. Lee Bailey, Mike Sheehan

2002    60 Minutes    No. Discs: 1    (A & E Home Video)

EAN: 733961182149    UPC: 733961182149

The story of the sadistic torture and murder of gay college student Matthew Shepard in Wyoming in October 1998. Two small-time criminals kidnapped Shepard, beat him ferociously, lashed him to a fence in frigid temperatures, and left him there for 18 hours before he was discovered. The case sparked a national debate about the need for hate crime legislation.

The story of the sadistic torture and murder of gay college student Matthew Shepard in Wyoming in October 1998. Two small-time criminals kidnapped Shepard, beat him ferociously, lashed him to a fence in frigid temperatures, and left him there for 18 hours before he was discovered. The case sparked a national debate about the need for hate crime legislation. [less]

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American Lives

Hal Holbrook

2013    1480 Minutes    No. Discs: 10    (PBS)

EAN: 841887019644    UPC: 841887019644

Award winning documentary Ken Burns American Lives Collection is a compilation of seven outstanding biographies and stories of some of America's most celebrated pioneers and historical events including - Thomas Jefferson, Lewis & Clark, Frank Lloyd Wright, Not For Ourselves Alone: Elizabeth Cady Stanton & Susan B. Anthony, Mark Twain, Horatio's Drive and Unforgivable Blackness: The Rise and Fall of Jack Johnson.

Award winning documentary Ken Burns American Lives Collection is a compilation of seven outstanding biographies and stories of some of America's most celebrated pioneers and historical events including - Thomas Jefferson, Lewis & Clark, Frank Lloyd Wright, Not For Ourselves Alone: Elizabeth Cady Stanton & Susan B. Anthony, Mark Twain, Horatio's Drive and Unforgivable Blackness: The Rise and Fall of Jack Johnson. [less]

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American Masters: Joan Baez - How Sweet The Sound (DVD + CD)

2009    150 Minutes    No. Discs: 2    Aspect Ratio: 1.33:1    (Razor & Tie / American Masters / PBS)

EAN: 793018603591    UPC: 793018603591

In the first comprehensive documentary to chronicle the private life and public career of Joan Baez, How Sweet The Sound examines her history as a recording artist and performer as well as her remarkable journey as the conscience of a generation. How Sweet The Sound features interviews with David Crosby, Bob Dylan, the Reverend Jesse Jackson, Roger McGuinn and others, as well as a candid conversation between Joan and ex-husband David Harris. The film is rich is historic archival material [...]

In the first comprehensive documentary to chronicle the private life and public career of Joan Baez, How Sweet The Sound examines her history as a recording artist and performer as well as her remarkable journey as the conscience of a generation. How Sweet The Sound features interviews with David Crosby, Bob Dylan, the Reverend Jesse Jackson, Roger McGuinn and others, as well as a candid conversation between Joan and ex-husband David Harris. The film is rich is historic archival material including footage of Baez' controversial visit to North Vietnam, Martin Luther King Jr. outside a California prison, where he visited Joan to offer his support after she was jailed for protesting the draft during the Vietnam War, and never-before-seen film of Joan as a teenager performing at Club 47 in Cambridge, where her career was launched in 1958. [less]

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American Revolutionary: The Evolution Of Grace Lee Boggs

Grace Lee

2014    82 Minutes   

In Detroit, a 97-year-old Chinese-American woman has immersed herself in social activism for more than 70 years.

In Detroit, a 97-year-old Chinese-American woman has immersed herself in social activism for more than 70 years. [less]

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Angels of Sex

Xavier Villaverde

Llorenc Gonzalez, Astrid Berges-Frisbey

2013    106 Minutes    No. Discs: 1    (MPI HOME VIDEO)

EAN: 30306985190    UPC: 030306985190

After struggling martial artist and hip-hop dancer Bruno (Llorenç González) is violently mugged on a Barcelona street, mysterious and magnetic fellow dancer Rai (Álvaro Cervantes) comes to his rescue. A free spirit who defies convention, the hyper-masculine Rai makes a pass at the stunned Bruno, and in just a few short hours a solid connection develops between them. When Bruno returns home to his girlfriend Carla (Astrid Bergès-Frisbey), he s suddenly confronted with a crisis: can he be true [...]

After struggling martial artist and hip-hop dancer Bruno (Llorenç González) is violently mugged on a Barcelona street, mysterious and magnetic fellow dancer Rai (Álvaro Cervantes) comes to his rescue. A free spirit who defies convention, the hyper-masculine Rai makes a pass at the stunned Bruno, and in just a few short hours a solid connection develops between them. When Bruno returns home to his girlfriend Carla (Astrid Bergès-Frisbey), he s suddenly confronted with a crisis: can he be true to both Carla and Rai as well as his own feelings? An honest and kinetic examination of relationships and gender identity, THE ANGELS OF SEX shows just how hard it is to find true love, even when it s right in front of you.  Special Features: Trailer, Behind the Scenes, Character Monologues [less]

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Anti-Gay Hate Crime

2008    50 Minutes    No. Discs: 1    (A&E Home Video)

EAN: 733961137378    UPC: 733961137378

Chronicles the disturbing rise in anti-gay hate crimes. Includes a tour through the Christian Right's anti-gay factions and interviews with experts who describe why these crimes have reached a boiling point.

Chronicles the disturbing rise in anti-gay hate crimes. Includes a tour through the Christian Right's anti-gay factions and interviews with experts who describe why these crimes have reached a boiling point. [less]

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Banished

Marco Williams

Non-Fiction Individuals

2008    84 Minutes    No. Discs: 1    (Two Tone Productions and the Center for Investigative Reporting)

EAN: 94922914767    UPC: 094922914767

Film is for HOME USE ONLY! Copies for public screenings or classroom use can be purchased from California Newsreel at www(dot)newsreel(dot)org. Banished vividly recounts the forgotten history of racial cleansing in America when thousands of African Americas were driven from their homes and communities by violent racist mobs in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. In fear for their lives, black people left these towns and never returned to reclaim their property. The film places these events [...]

Film is for HOME USE ONLY! Copies for public screenings or classroom use can be purchased from California Newsreel at www(dot)newsreel(dot)org. Banished vividly recounts the forgotten history of racial cleansing in America when thousands of African Americas were driven from their homes and communities by violent racist mobs in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. In fear for their lives, black people left these towns and never returned to reclaim their property. The film places these events in the context of present day race relations, by following three concrete cases of towns that remain all-white to this day (Forsyth County, Georgia; Pierce City, Missouri; Harrison, Arkansas). Banished raises the larger questions -- will the United States ever make meaningful reparations for the human rights abuses suffered, then and now, against its African American citizens? Can reconciliation between the races be possible without them? Banished follows a twisting trail through yellowed newspaper archives registries of deeds, photos from treasured family albums and dimly recalled stories of elders who lived through those traumatic events. The film features black families determined to go to any length to reconstruct their families past and gain some justice for their ancestors and themselves. It also interviews dedicated, local, newspaper reporters who braved community opposition to research the banishments in-depth and force their readers to confront their towns past and present. Film contains overprinting warning against public use in 3 points during the film, at 5 second intervals. [less]

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Beautiful Darling

James Rasin

Chloe Sevigny, Andy Warhol, Candy Darling, John Waters, Fran Lebowitz

2016    87 Minutes    No. Discs: 1    Aspect Ratio: 1.66:1    (Corinth Films)

EAN: 896137001115    UPC: 896137001115

Beautiful Darling chronicles the short but influential life of transgender pioneer Candy Darling, who was a major part of Andy Warhol's entourage and was one of the inspirations for the Lou Reed song, Walk on the Wild Side.

Beautiful Darling chronicles the short but influential life of transgender pioneer Candy Darling, who was a major part of Andy Warhol's entourage and was one of the inspirations for the Lou Reed song, Walk on the Wild Side. [less]

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Beloved Community, The

Pamela Calvert

The people of Sarnia, Canada

2006    56 Minutes    No. Discs: 1    (Detroit Public Television and Plain Speech)

EAN: 94922138538    UPC: 094922138538

Film is for HOME USE ONLY! Copies for public screenings or use in the classroom can be purchased from California Newsreel at www(dot)newsreel(dot)org The Beloved Community looks at a Great Lakes oil town facing a toxic legacy head-on. Sarnia once enjoyed the highest standard of living in the country, as the nerve center of Canada's petrochemical industry, but now it is facing compromised environmental and community health. The city has already lost a generation of men to workplace-related [...]

Film is for HOME USE ONLY! Copies for public screenings or use in the classroom can be purchased from California Newsreel at www(dot)newsreel(dot)org The Beloved Community looks at a Great Lakes oil town facing a toxic legacy head-on. Sarnia once enjoyed the highest standard of living in the country, as the nerve center of Canada's petrochemical industry, but now it is facing compromised environmental and community health. The city has already lost a generation of men to workplace-related cancers. Now their widows and daughters are discovering that, because of their own exposure to a cluster of hormone-mimicking chemicals called "endocrine disruptors" the next generation may be at risk. As the corporations and government have proven unwilling or incapable of providing a solution, the community of Sarnia has been forced to take matters into its own hands. [less]

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Berkeley in the Sixties

John Searle (III), Jackie Goldberg, Susan Griffin (II), Jack Weinberg (II), Nancy Davis

2002    117 Minutes    No. Discs: 1    Aspect Ratio: 1.33:1    (FIRST RUN FEATURES)

EAN: 720229910361    UPC: 720229910361

The 1960s come to life in this gripping film. Berkeley in the Sixties captures the decade's events - the birth of the Free Speech Movement, civil rights marches, anti-Vietnam War protests, the counter-culture, the women's movement, and the rise of the Bl

The 1960s come to life in this gripping film. Berkeley in the Sixties captures the decade's events - the birth of the Free Speech Movement, civil rights marches, anti-Vietnam War protests, the counter-culture, the women's movement, and the rise of the Bl [less]

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Better Luck Tomorrow (Widescreen edition)

Justin Lin

John Cho, Aaron Takahashi, Parry Shen

2003    101 Minutes    No. Discs: 1    Aspect Ratio: 1.85:1    (Paramount)

EAN: 9780792194019    UPC: 097363428541

Never underestimate an over achiever. To his classmates and teachers, high-schooler Ben Manibag (Perry Shen) appears to be the "model" student: a perfectionist and overachiever, destined for nothing less than graduating at the top of his class and then attending a prestigious college. But underneath this persona is a darker side - Ben and his bored high-school buddies lead double lives, flying high in a world of petty crime and material excess in order to ease the pressures of " [...]

Never underestimate an over achiever. To his classmates and teachers, high-schooler Ben Manibag (Perry Shen) appears to be the "model" student: a perfectionist and overachiever, destined for nothing less than graduating at the top of his class and then attending a prestigious college. But underneath this persona is a darker side - Ben and his bored high-school buddies lead double lives, flying high in a world of petty crime and material excess in order to ease the pressures of "being perfect." It's a free-wheeling lifestyle that soon takes a downward spiral, leading to an unexpected end. An Official Selection at the Sundance Film Festival, Better Luck Tomorrow is a gripping, edgy and provocative film that rips the tranquil, well-manicured facade off of middle-class suburbia and cultural stereotypes. [less]

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Biography: Abraham Lincoln - Preserving the Union

2008    100 Minutes    No. Discs: 1    Aspect Ratio: 1.33:1    (A&E Home Video)

EAN: 733961137361    UPC: 733961137361

Studio: A&e Home Video Release Date: 10/28/2008

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Biography - Frederick Douglass (A&E DVD Archives)

2005    50 Minutes    No. Discs: 1    Aspect Ratio: 1.33:1    (A&E Home Video)

EAN: 9780767080576    UPC: 733961719291

As a young man, he experienced the brutality of slavery firsthand. As an outspoken leader of the abolitionist movement, he became one of the most powerful voices in American history.

As a young man, he experienced the brutality of slavery firsthand. As an outspoken leader of the abolitionist movement, he became one of the most powerful voices in American history. [less]

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Biography - Susan B. Anthony (A&E DVD Archives)

Susan B. Anthony

2005    50 Minutes    No. Discs: 1    Aspect Ratio: 1.33:1    (A&E Home Video)

EAN: 9780767082105    UPC: 733961728057

Brilliant re-enactments and expert commentary capture the life of the woman whose 50-year crusade was largely responsible for giving women the vote.

Brilliant re-enactments and expert commentary capture the life of the woman whose 50-year crusade was largely responsible for giving women the vote. [less]

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Black Panther and San Francisco State: On Strike

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Black Power Mixtape, The

Goran Olsson

Angela Davis, Stokely Carmichael, Bobby Seale

2011    96 Minutes    No. Discs: 1    Aspect Ratio: 1.33:1    (MPI HOME VIDEO)

EAN: 30306966496    UPC: 030306966496

During the rise of The Black Power Movement in the 60 s and 70 s, Swedish Television journalists documented the unfolding cultural revolution for their audience back home, having been granted unprecedented access to prominent leaders such as Angela Davis, the SNCC's Stokely Carmichael, and Black Panthers founders Huey P. Newton and Bobby Seale.  Now, after more than 30 years in storage, this never-before-seen footage spanning nearly a decade of Black Power is finally available. [...]

During the rise of The Black Power Movement in the 60 s and 70 s, Swedish Television journalists documented the unfolding cultural revolution for their audience back home, having been granted unprecedented access to prominent leaders such as Angela Davis, the SNCC's Stokely Carmichael, and Black Panthers founders Huey P. Newton and Bobby Seale.  Now, after more than 30 years in storage, this never-before-seen footage spanning nearly a decade of Black Power is finally available. Director Goran Hugo Olsson presents this mixtape, highlighting the key figures and events in the movement, as seen in a light completely different than the narrative of the American media at the time.  Talib Kweli, Erykah Badu, Abiodun Oyewole, John Forte, and Robin Kelley are among the many important voices providing narration and commentary, adding modern perspective to this essential time capsule of African-American history. [less]

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Black Press: Soldiers Without Swords [African-American History Celebration], The

California Newsreel

86 Minutes    (California Newsreel)

EAN: 5430008008    UPC: 005430008008

Winner, 2000 Alfred I. duPont Award; 1999 Sundance Film Festival; 1999 San Francisco Int'l Film Festival; 1998 American Library Association. This is the first film to chronicle the history of the Black press, including its central role in the construction of modern African American identity. It recounts the largely forgotten stories of generations of Black journalists who risked life and livelihood so African Americans could represent themselves in their own words and images. The Black Press [...]

Winner, 2000 Alfred I. duPont Award; 1999 Sundance Film Festival; 1999 San Francisco Int'l Film Festival; 1998 American Library Association. This is the first film to chronicle the history of the Black press, including its central role in the construction of modern African American identity. It recounts the largely forgotten stories of generations of Black journalists who risked life and livelihood so African Americans could represent themselves in their own words and images. The Black Press takes viewers "behind the veil" of segregation to recover a distinctly Black perspective on key events from antebellum America to the Civil Rights Movement. It offers an intimate social history of African American life during these turbulent years - the achievements trumpeted, defeats pondered, celebrities admired, even the products advertised. From the founding of the first Black newspaper, Freedom's Journal in 1827, Black abolitionists like Frederick Douglass recognized the press as a powerful weapon against the enforced silence of slavery. The Black Press goes on to contrast mainstream coverage of the women's movement, the World Wars, segregation, the Civil Rights Movement, the first African American to run for national office, and more. The Black Press commemorates a heroic and indispensable chapter in the ongoing struggle for a diverse and democratic media. It demonstrates that the written word has been as fundamental as music or religion to the evolution of African American consciousness. And it will convince students that it is as important today as in the past for Black media professionals to play a vigorous role not just in print media but in the rapidly evolving information technologies of the future. [This is an institutional edition, approved for use by colleges, corporations, gov't agencies, schools, or home use. Suggested retail $195] [less]

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Blacking Up: Hip-Hop's Remix of Race and Identity

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Blacks and Jews

Alan Snitow, Deborah Kaufman

1997    85 Minutes   

The faultline between Blacks and Jews is one of the most visible symbols of America's racial divide. This film, made collaboratively by Jewish and Black filmmakers, goes behind the headlines and the rhetoric to try to heal the misunderstanding and mistrust. Blacks & Jews was acclaimed at the Sundance Film Festival for initiating a frank yet constructive nationwide dialogue between these two traditional allies. During the Civil Rights movement, Blacks and Jews fought together for equal rights [...]

The faultline between Blacks and Jews is one of the most visible symbols of America's racial divide. This film, made collaboratively by Jewish and Black filmmakers, goes behind the headlines and the rhetoric to try to heal the misunderstanding and mistrust. Blacks & Jews was acclaimed at the Sundance Film Festival for initiating a frank yet constructive nationwide dialogue between these two traditional allies.

During the Civil Rights movement, Blacks and Jews fought together for equal rights. With the waning of that movement, differences in economic status caused both groups to turn inward. Positions hardened around such divisive issues as affirmative action in the schools, Louis Farrakhan's anti-Semitism, even Jewish influence in Hollywood. [less]

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Blue Gold: World Water Wars

Sam Bozzo

Malcolm McDowell, Maude Barlow, Vandana Shiva, Tony Clarke, Oscar Olivera

2009    90 Minutes    No. Discs: 1    (PBS)

EAN: 841887010214    UPC: 841887010214

This award winning documentary directed by Sam Bozzo is based on the book BLUE GOLD: THE FIGHT TO STOP THE CORPORATE THEFT OF THE WORLD'S WATER by Maude Barlow and Tony Clark. The film examines the problems created by the privatization and commoditization of water.

This award winning documentary directed by Sam Bozzo is based on the book BLUE GOLD: THE FIGHT TO STOP THE CORPORATE THEFT OF THE WORLD'S WATER by Maude Barlow and Tony Clark. The film examines the problems created by the privatization and commoditization of water. [less]

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Brother Outsider: The Life of Bayard Rustin

Nancy D. Kates, Bennett Singer

Martin Luther King, Bayard Rustin, Malcolm X, Dorothy Jackson

2010    84 Minutes    No. Discs: 1    Aspect Ratio: 1.33:1    (Passion River)

EAN: 94922901767    UPC: 094922901767

Five years in the making and the winner of more than 25 awards and honors, BROTHER OUTSIDER illuminates the life and work of Bayard Rustin, who has been described as "the unknown hero" of the civil rights movement. A tireless crusader for justice, a disci

Five years in the making and the winner of more than 25 awards and honors, BROTHER OUTSIDER illuminates the life and work of Bayard Rustin, who has been described as "the unknown hero" of the civil rights movement. A tireless crusader for justice, a disci [less]

 
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