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Black is-- black ain't : a personal journey through black identity

Author: Marlon T RiggsNicole AtkinsonChristiane BadgleyIndependent Television Service.California Newsreel (Firm)All authors
Publisher: San Francisco, CA : California Newsreel, [1995]
Edition/Format:   VHS video : VHS tape : Biography   Visual material   Book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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American culture has stereotyped black Americans for centuries. Equally devastating, the late Marlon Riggs argued, have been the definitions of "blackness" African Americans impose upon one another which contain and reduce the black experience. In this film, Riggs meets a cross-section of African Americans grappling with the paradox of numerous, often contradictory definitions of blackness.
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Genre/Form: Feature films
Documentary films
Nonfiction films
Video recordings for the hearing impaired
Named Person: Marlon T Riggs; Marlon T Riggs
Material Type: Biography, Internet resource, Videorecording
Document Type: Visual material, Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Marlon T Riggs; Nicole Atkinson; Christiane Badgley; Independent Television Service.; California Newsreel (Firm); Signifyin' Works (Firm)
OCLC Number: 36053370
Language Note: Closed-captioned.
Notes: Facilitator's guide includes program notes by Patricia A. Turner and Herman Gray, discussion questions by Carolyn Martin Shaw, and a biography of Marlon Riggs.
Credits: Co-editor, Bob Paris; director of photography, Robert Shepard; original music, Mary Watkins.
Performer(s): Performers: Essex Hemphill, Larry Duckette, Wayson R. Jones, Linda Tillery, Wayne T. Corbitt, Djola Bernard Branner, Eric Gupton, Angela Davis, Yvette Flunder, Marlon T. Riggs.
Target Audience: Adult.
Description: 1 videocassette (88 min.) : sound, color with black and white sequences ; 1/2 in. + 1 facilitator's guide (15 pages ; 22 cm)
Details: VHS.
Other Titles: Personal journey through black identity
Responsibility: Independent Television Service ; Signifyin' Works ; producer/director, Marlon T. Riggs ; co-producer, Nicole Atkinson ; co-director/editor, Christiane Badgley.

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American culture has stereotyped black Americans for centuries. Equally devastating, the late Marlon Riggs argued, have been the definitions of "blackness" African Americans impose upon one another which contain and reduce the black experience. In this film, Riggs meets a cross-section of African Americans grappling with the paradox of numerous, often contradictory definitions of blackness.

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