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Amiri Baraka

Author: Bill D Moyers; Films for the Humanities & Sciences (Firm); Films Media Group.; Public Affairs Television (Firm)
Publisher: New York, N.Y. : Films Media Group, [2006], ©1999.
Series: Sounds of poetry with Bill Moyers.; Films on Demand.
Edition/Format:   eVideo : Clipart/images/graphics : EnglishView all editions and formats
Database:WorldCat
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Artist/activist Amiri Baraka has managed to alter not merely the face of African-American writing, but its very sound and substance as well: among the first to promote Africanized English, he also introduced an element of jazz into poetry. In this program, Bill Moyers and Mr. Baraka discuss topics centering on the black experience in America. Readings by Mr. Baraka spotlight "Funklore," "First Fire," "The Pet's  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Videorecording
Criticism, interpretation, etc
Educational films
History
Internet videos
Additional Physical Format: Originally produced:
Public Affairs Television (Firm), 1999
Named Person: Bill D Moyers; Bill D Moyers
Material Type: Clipart/images/graphics, Internet resource, Videorecording
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File, Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: Bill D Moyers; Films for the Humanities & Sciences (Firm); Films Media Group.; Public Affairs Television (Firm)
OCLC Number: 707966934
Language Note: Closed-captioned.
Notes: Films on Demand is distributed by Films Media Group for Films for the Humanities & Sciences, Cambridge Educational, Meridian Education, and Shopware.
Encoded with permission for digital streaming by Films Media Group on June 27, 2006.
Title from distributor's description.
Target Audience: 9 & up.
Description: 1 streaming video file (27 min.) : sound, color, digital file.
Details: System requirements: FOD playback platform.; Mode of access: Internet.
Contents: From Leroy Jones to Amiri Baraka (0:35) --
Poetry and the Blues (3:46) --
Purpose of Poetry: To Educate and Entertain (4:29) --
Art and Politics (2:17) --
Baraka's Tribute to His African Heritage (4:20) --
Legacy of the Black Art Movement: Poetry and Rap (2:25) --
Poetry: As Necessary as Breath (3:25) --
Poetry as an Educational Tool (3:06).
Series Title: Sounds of poetry with Bill Moyers.; Films on Demand.
Responsibility: Public Affairs Television (Firm).

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Artist/activist Amiri Baraka has managed to alter not merely the face of African-American writing, but its very sound and substance as well: among the first to promote Africanized English, he also introduced an element of jazz into poetry. In this program, Bill Moyers and Mr. Baraka discuss topics centering on the black experience in America. Readings by Mr. Baraka spotlight "Funklore," "First Fire," "The Pet's Reward," "X," "Wise-Africa," "Wise-One," "Wise-Ghosts," and others. Filmed at the Biennial Geraldine R. Dodge Poetry Festival.

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