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Author: Melvin Van PeeblesMarc DanielsYves JeanneauChristine Le GoffSEPT (Television station : France)All authors
Publisher: [S.l.] : WinStar Home Entertainment, 1998.
Edition/Format:   VHS video : VHS tape   Visual material : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Examines the treatment of black characters throughout the history of American cinema, using examples from classic films beginning with footage by Thomas Edison in 1903 to the present, tracing how Hollywood has aided and abetted the public perception of the African-American. From its earliest days, Hollywood reflected society's fear of blacks and countered with wish-fulfilling images of African-Americans as servile,  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Documentary films
Nonfiction films
Drama
History
Material Type: Videorecording
Document Type: Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: Melvin Van Peebles; Marc Daniels; Yves Jeanneau; Christine Le Goff; SEPT (Television station : France); Association relative à la télévision européenne.; Films d'ici (Firm); Ecoutez Voir (Firm); Yeah Inc.; Channel Four (Great Britain); WinStar Home Entertainment (Firm)
ISBN: 1572523204 9781572523203
OCLC Number: 40046558
Notes: Videocassette release of a motion picture originally produced in 1997.
Credits: Director/photography, Mark Daniels ; writer, Melvin Van Peebles ; producers, Yves Jeanneau, Christine Le Goff ; editors, Catherine Mabilat, Janice Jones.
Performer(s): Narrator: Melvin Van Peebles.
Description: 1 videocassette (50 min.) : sd., col. and b&w ; 1/2 in.
Details: VHS.
Other Titles: Melvin Van Peebles' Classified X
Responsibility: La Sept ARTE, Les Films d'Ici, Ecoutez Voir, Yeah Inc. in association with Channel Four ; a film by Melvin Van Peebles.

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Examines the treatment of black characters throughout the history of American cinema, using examples from classic films beginning with footage by Thomas Edison in 1903 to the present, tracing how Hollywood has aided and abetted the public perception of the African-American. From its earliest days, Hollywood reflected society's fear of blacks and countered with wish-fulfilling images of African-Americans as servile, ignorant, superstitious, or untrustworthy.

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