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Dow, Whitney

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Most widely held works by Whitney Dow
Two towns of Jasper( Visual )

13 editions published between 2002 and 2015 in English and Undetermined and held by 542 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In 1998 in Jasper, Texas, James Byrd Jr., a black man, was chained to a pick-up truck and dragged to his death by three white men. The town was forever altered, and the nation woke up the the horror of a modern-day lynching. The filmmakers set out to document the aftermath of the murder by following the trials of the local men charged with the crime. The result is an explicit and troubling portrait of race in America, one thatasks how and why a crime like this could have occurred."
When the drum is beating( Visual )

2 editions published between 2011 and 2012 in English and held by 144 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The 20-member Haitian jazz fusion big band Septentrional has been making music for 62 years. This documentary charts the history of Haiti from its independence from French colonialism to 2010's devastating earthquake, all set to the music of Septentrional and punctuated with its members' personal memories. Features live rehearsal and performance footage
Two towns of Jasper and America's racial divide( Visual )

2 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 57 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This ABC news program discusses the documentary made by two filmmakers during the trial of the white men charged with the murder of the African American James Byrd
Two towns of Jasper( Visual )

1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 45 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Focuses on how the town of Jasper, Texas has been affected by the 1998 brutal, racially motivated murder of James Byrd. Filmmakers Whitney Dow and Marco Williams, friends since childhood, set out to film the same tragic event but from different racial perspectives; one white, one black. The film also includes a community discussion on the results with host Ted Koppel
Unfinished country( Visual )

2 editions published between 2005 and 2006 in French and English and held by 40 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Through unfettered access to powerbrokers and ordinary citizens, this Wide Angle report covers Haiti's ongoing struggle to craft a truly representative government from a volatile failed state. Butteur Metayer and Guy Philippe -- strongmen of the National Front for the Reconstruction of Haiti Party and former rebels who drove Jean-Bertrand Aristide from power in 2004 -- and three other Haitians express their points of view. An interview between Bill Moyers and James Dobbins, former U.S. Special Envoy to Haiti, concludes the program."--Container
I sit where I want : the legacy of Brown v. Board of Education( Visual )

1 edition published in 2004 in English and held by 15 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

What does a high school lunchroom tell us about the state of race relations in America? A commemoration of the 50th anniversary of the landmark supreme court decision, Brown v. Board of Education. The documentary takes place in Buffalo, NY at the Buffalo Academy for Visual and Performing Arts. In many ways this school is the "Brown" ideal-- integrated, with a diverse mix of students; but, while they may attend classes together, the students segregate themselves. The film focuses on one brave group of teens who decide to take on the most visible, tangible representation of the racial divide-- their segregated lunchroom. In a challenging and often uncomfortable experiment, the students set out to discover what their lunchroom says about them and their community, and what they can do about it
Educator's Guide to Two Towns of Jasper by Whitney Dow( Book )

1 edition published in 2004 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In June 1998, news of a horrific murder outraged the nation and the world. Three white men chained James Byrd, Jr., A black man, to the back of a truck and dragged him to his death just outside Jasper, Texas. The crime took place at a time when many people believed that "America was moving beyond race." The crime shattered that notion. Or did it? How does race shape life in America today? What are the legacies of centuries of racism, discrimination, bigotry, and violence? Filmmakers Whitney Dow and Marco Williams traveled to Jasper with two crews--one white and the other black--to seek answers to those questions and more. The result is an extraordinary film that reveals the ways that race continues to separate a community in small ways and large. This study guide provides a structure for examining "Two Towns of Jasper" in the classroom. The readings and activities in the guide explore the way various individuals and groups responded to the crime and what those responses reveal about the community itself. The guide also encourages students to compare and contrast Jasper with their own community. The book is divided into three parts. Part one, PreView: History and Identity, includes the following readings: (1) Jasper, Texas; (2) "Color Lines Very Clearly Drawn"; and (3) "The Way It Was Supposed to Be". Part two, "Two Towns of Jasper", includes the following readings: (1) a Matter of Perspective; (2) a Matter of Leadership; (3) "Justice Is Served"; (4) Messages in Public Places and Civic Spaces; and (5) "Just a Normal Everyday Kid". Part three, Reflections, contains questions and a reading that encourage students to evaluate what they learned and how they might apply their insights to both their school and their community. (Contains 11 footnotes.)
Unfinished country : haiti's struggle for democracy( Visual )

1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Through unfettered access to powerbrokers and ordinary citizens, this Wide Angle report covers Haiti's ongoing struggle to craft a truly representative government from a volatile failed state. Butteur Metayer and Guy Philippe -- strongmen of the National Front for the Reconstruction of Haiti Party and former rebels who drove Jean-Bertrand Aristide from power in 2004 -- and three other Haitians express their points of view. An interview between Bill Moyers and James Dobbins, former U.S. Special Envoy to Haiti, concludes the program."--Website
A Texas murder in black and white by Whitney Dow( Visual )

1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

A documentary about the racially motivated murder of a black man in Jasper, Texas featuring interviews of the residents of the town and a record of the eventual trial and conviction of the murderer
Slæbt til døde( Visual )

1 edition published in 2003 in Danish and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

I 1988 vågnede indbyggerne i Jasper i Texas en morgen til nyheden om, at den sorte James Byrd Jr. var blevet banket, lænket til en pick-up og slæbt efter bilen til hans krop faldt fra hinanden. Tre hvide mænd, alle med tætte forbindelser til den nazistiske og racistiske bevægelse Aryan Nation, blev arresteret for mordet. Mordet pustede liv i debatten om racisme i det amerikanske samfund, og Jaspers indbyggere blev konfronteret med racismen både i den småborgerlige form, men også den yderligtgående, som praktiseres af grupper som Ku-Klux-Klan og De Sorte Pantere
Two towns of Jasper( )

in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Created by P.B.S., this Web site is an online companion to a Point-of-View television program from 2002 that documents the aftermath of the horrific murder of James Byrd, Jr., a black man who was chained to a pick-up truck and dragged to his death by three white men. Find out what happened when ABC News returned to Jasper to talk with townspeople, explore the state of race relations in America, and find out how you can get connected to organizations working to end hatred and racism in America
Racism( Visual )

1 edition published in 1999 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Marco Williams and Whitney Dow, two young documentary filmmakers, visit the town of Jasper, Texas, where James Byrd Jr., a black man, was chained to a pickup truck and dragged to his death by three white men. They report on racial tension, racism, and the feelings of townspeople after this crime
 
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Languages
English (23)

Danish (1)

French (1)