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  • Black Dawn

    Black Dawn - An animated account of Haiti's liberation told through the eyes of two African slaves.

  • C

  • Conversations with Roy DeCarava - The life of the first black photographer to win a Guggenheim Fellowship.

  • F

  • Fundi - Friend and advisor to Martin Luther King, FUNDI reveals the instrumental role that Ella Baker played in shaping the American civil rights movement.

  • Fundi - Friend and advisor to Martin Luther King, FUNDI reveals the instrumental role that Ella Baker played in shaping the American civil rights movement.

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  • Ghosts of Attica

    Ghosts of Attica - The definitive account of America's most violent prison rebellion, its deadly suppression, the days of torture that ensued, and the almost 30 year legal case that followed.

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  • I Am Somebody - 1969 hospital workers struggle in Charleston, South Carolina.

  • In Motion: Amiri Baraka - Biographical profile of the out-spoken African-American writer.

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  • The Last Angel of History - An engaging and searing examination of the hitherto unexplored relationships between Pan-African culture, science fiction, intergalactic travel, and rapidly progressing computer technology. (from the Jan., 1998 Catalog Supplement)

  • Long Story Short

    Long Story Short -

    Over 100 people at homeless shelters, food banks, and job training centers discuss their experiences of poverty.

  • N

  • No Loans Today - Fringe banking in redlined, post-riot South Central Los Angeles.

  • Now he's out in public and everyone can see -

    Online videos diaries are stitched together into a dense, polyphonic essay on race and identity.

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  • Public Enemy - Four former leaders of the Black Panther Party reflect on the impact of their radical 60s civil rights movement, and the promise and limitations of attempting revolutionary change.

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  • Rice and Peas - The experiences of a Trinidadian restaurant owner in Brooklyn.

  • S

  • Seven Songs for Malcolm X - An homage to the inspirational African-American civil rights leader.

  • T

  • Taking Back Detroit - In the '70s and early '80s Detroit was the site of an unusual development in U.S. urban politics, as voters elected two socialists to citywide office. The film examines these people against the backdrop of a city in extreme economic crisis.

  • Travis - The inspirational story of a 10-year-old boy with full-blown AIDS.

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  • Wearing the Green: Longtermers of the New York State Prison System

    Wearing the Green: Longtermers of the New York State Prison System - Former Black Panther Eddie Ellis' odyssey through New York State's prison system.

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