Most widely held works about William Greaves
Most widely held works by William Greaves
Ida B. Wells a passion for justice ( Visual )
15 editions published between 1989 and 2010 in English and held by 777 libraries worldwide
Chronicles the life of Ida B. Wells, an early Afro-American activist who protested lynchings, unfair treatment of Afro-American soldiers, and other examples of racism and injustice in early 20th century U.S.
That's Black entertainment ( Visual )
1 edition published in 1989 in English and held by 288 libraries worldwide
In the 30's and 40's an underground film industry sprang up in the black community. Since Afro Americans were not always welcome in white movie theatres and were badly represented in white movies, they made their own movies. These black cast films were never intended to be viewed by white audiences. Black producers, directors and actors were truer to the realities of life as they experienced and felt them than their white counterparts. This tightly run underground film industry operated efficiently until the mid-fifties. Its demise was basically a result of changing economic tides and (thankfully) the growing hope of integration. This is a tribute to the treasures of black cinema. Rare and historic movie footage from many forgotten films has been compiled in this special videocassette.
Ralph Bunche an American odyssey ( Visual )
6 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 247 libraries worldwide
Discusses the personal and professional life of the statesman and diplomat who was one of the founders of the United Nations and who received the Nobel Prize for his peacemaking efforts.
Frederick Douglass, an American life ( Visual )
8 editions published between 1984 and 2005 in English and held by 238 libraries worldwide
A documentary on the personal and public life of orator, emancipator, and statesman Frederick Douglass as told in his own words. Using flashbacks, re-creates critical events that shaped his life. Covers his years as a slave; his escape; his relationships with William Garrison, John Brown, Abraham Lincoln, and Harriet Tubman; his newspaper; and his family life.
Symbiopsychotaxiplasm two takes ( Visual )
2 editions published in 2006 in Undetermined and English and held by 226 libraries worldwide
Symbiopsychotaxiplasm take one: There have been many films about their own making, but few that examine the creative process from so many perspectives as this one. Greaves uses the shooting of one scene to analyze film production, beginning with directorial fallibility, the inherently collaborative nature of film making, and the creative possibilities that emerge from hardship. In the end, this renders the line between documentary and fiction moot, as Greaves opts for a controlled chaos that transforms the film, into an artifact placed far beyond recognized cinematic norms.
Cinéma vérité defining the moment ( Visual )
2 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 201 libraries worldwide
"The cinéma vérité (or direct cinema) movement of the '50s and '60s was driven by a group of rebel filmmakers tired of stilted documentaries. They wanted to show life as it really is: raw, gritty, dramatic. Rich in excerpts from vérité classics ... this is the first film to capture all the excitement of a revolution that changed movie-making forever"--Container. Includes commentary by filmmakers, and explores vérité's influence in everything from TV news to music videos to Webcams.
From these roots a review of the "Harlem Renaissance ( Visual )
7 editions published between 1974 and 2005 in English and held by 176 libraries worldwide
Uses still photographs and filmed sequences to recreate the social and political climate of the Harlem renaissance--a period of great artistic and cultural activity in the 1920's which had, and still has, a profound influence on black American art and self-awareness and life-style.
Booker T. Washington the life & the legacy ( Visual )
10 editions published between 1980 and 2005 in English and held by 128 libraries worldwide
A candid, investigative docu-drama on the highly controversial leader of Black America at the turn of the century. His policies of Black economic self-reliance and political accommodation were debated nationwide.
Paul Robeson icon ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 109 libraries worldwide
Emperor Jones: Brutus Jones, a African American Pullman porter schemes, swindles, and powers his way to become ruler of a Caribbean island. Paul Robeson : tribute to an artist: traces the singer-actor and political activist's career through his activism and his socially charged performances of his signature song, Ol' Man River. Our Paul: Actors Ruby Dee and James Earl Jones and filmmaker William greaves recall Paul Robeson, his impact on African-American culture, and the controversy that plagued his final years. Robeson on Robeson: Paul Robeson's son, Paul Robeson, Jr. briefly discusses his father's approach to film and specifically his role as Emperor Jones.
In black & white ( Visual )
6 editions published between 1997 and 2006 in English and held by 77 libraries worldwide
Using archival newsreels, feature film footage and interviews with Afro-American actors and directors, this film explores the inception, struggle, suppression, and survival of the Black cinema from the 1920s through the 1950s. This documentary, a stinging indictment of racism in the arts and in American culture, examines the lives and influence of Paul Robeson, Josephine Baker, Oscar Micheaux, Countee Cullen, Langston Hughes, Richard Wright, Marcus Garvey and many others on Afro-American cinema.
Black power in America myth-- or reality ( Visual )
4 editions published between 1988 and 2005 in English and held by 70 libraries worldwide
Examines the meaning of the term "Black power"-- its beginning as a slogan to the perception of its realization or negation for African Americans. Surveys some of the changes in American society since the civil rights movement of the 1960s. Looks at African American men and women who have achieved power and influence difficult to attain in the past, contemporary education, and a wide range of events with provocative insights into Black America.
Miracle in Harlem ( Visual )
12 editions published between 1948 and 2009 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 70 libraries worldwide
A sweet old woman, who runs a candy manufacturing business out of her home, is swindled out of her business by a big businessman and his son, who has connections with the underworld. Two murders follow in this suspenseful film that also has touches of humor. A film produced by blacks for black audiences.
Ralph Bunche the odyssey continues ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2003 in English and held by 47 libraries worldwide
Examines the life and legacy of the international statesman, U.N. peacemaker, African American scholar, and civil rights activist, Ralph Bunche. The events he was involved in encompass such issues as conflict resolution, peacekeeping, race relations, human rights, the United Nations, and national self-determination.
First World Festival of Negro Arts ( Visual )
3 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 46 libraries worldwide
Presents Dakar's 24-day Festival of Negro Arts. Depicts performances of African and American entertainers and presents displays of art works. Includes Duke Ellington, Langston Hughes, and Alvin Ailey.
Whose standard English ( Visual )
3 editions published between 1974 and 2009 in English and held by 46 libraries worldwide
This documentary illustrates imaginative and practical techniques that can help instructors to teach dialect-speaking children effectively. For elementary teacher education.
The historymakers. Volume 1, Success ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 40 libraries worldwide
This first installment focuses on the achievement of success of both well-known and unsung African Americans in the face of adversity through a series of real-life stories and experiences.
Souls of sin ( Visual )
7 editions published between 1949 and 2008 in English and held by 35 libraries worldwide
A musician from Alabama moves into a small Harlem flat with a gambler and an unemployed writer. The musician works his way into a successful job, but the gambler gets killed. The writer is hired to write about the life of the gambler and Harlem.
Nationtime Gary ( Visual )
2 editions published between 1972 and 1989 in English and held by 31 libraries worldwide
Shows the highlights of the National Black Political Convention held in Gary, Indiana in 1972. Expresses how powerful the ballot box and protest groups can be in national politics.
Just doin' it a tale of two barbershops ( Visual )
5 editions published between 1988 and 1989 in English and held by 23 libraries worldwide
Discusses the customs and social life of Afro-Americans.
Black journal. [1968-06 ( Visual )
25 editions published between 1968 and 1990 in English and held by 3 libraries worldwide
The second episode of "Black Journal," a monthly magazine of the air for black Americans, with features on politics, business, education, arts, broadcast on the NET network in July 1968.
Abolitionists African American journalists African American motion picture actors and actresses African Americans African Americans--Civil rights African Americans--Social conditions African American women African American women civil rights workers Antislavery movements Biographical films Biography Blacks Blacks in the motion picture industry Bunche, Ralph J.--1904-1971 Cinéma vérité Civil rights Criticism, interpretation, etc. Documentary films Documentary films Documentary-style films Douglass, Frederick,--1818-1895 Drama Experimental films Feature films Fiction films Films for the hearing impaired Films--for the hearing impaired History Interviews Lynching Motion picture actors and actresses Motion picture industry Motion picture producers and directors Motion pictures Motion pictures--Production and direction New York (State)--New York New York (State)--New York--Central Park New York (State)--New York--Harlem Nonfiction films Race discrimination Race relations Racism Sex discrimination Statesmen United Nations United States Video recordings Video recordings--for the hearing impaired Wells-Barnett, Ida B.,--1862-1931 Women--Suffrage
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