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Fires in the mirror : Crown Heights, Brooklyn, and other identities

Author: Cherie FortisGeorge C WolfeJoseph JarmanTony MangurianBill Dill; et al; All authors
Publisher: [United States] : Hipster Entertainment ; Thousand Oaks, CA : Distributed by Monterey, ©2009.
Edition/Format:   DVD video : EnglishView all editions and formats
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On Aug. 19, 1991, in Crown Heights (Brooklyn, N.Y.), a Hasidic man accidentally ran over a 7-year-old Black boy (Gavin Cato). Three hours later a young Jewish scholar (Yankel Rosenbaum) was murdered by Black youths. Four days of fire-bombing and riots ensued. Utilizing verbatim excerpts from interviews she conducted, Anna Deavere Smith acts out the roles of 18 people involved in the racial conflict, trying to  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Feature films
Drama
History
Interviews
Named Person: Anna Deavere Smith; Anna Deavere Smith
Material Type: Videorecording
Document Type: Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: Cherie Fortis; George C Wolfe; Joseph Jarman; Tony Mangurian; Bill Dill; Sam Pollard; Lindsay Law; Roger L Downey; Anna Deavere Smith; Monterey Video (Firm); Hipster Entertainment (Firm); KCET (Television station : Los Angeles, Calif.); et al
ISBN: 9781569946480 1569946485
OCLC Number: 316246161
Notes: Originally broadcast in 1993 as a segment of the public television program American playhouse.
Based on stage play Fires in the mirror / by Anna Deavere Smith.
Part of Smith's series: On the road, a search for American character.
Fires in the mirror performance followed by "A conversation with Anna Deavere Smith" (8 min.).
Credits: Director of photography, William Dill ; film editor, Sam Pollard ; executive producer, Lindsay Law ; "Conversation" editor, Roger L. Downey ; music, Joseph Jarman, Tony Mangurian.
Target Audience: Not rated.
Description: 1 videodisc (87 min.) : sd., col. with b&w sequences ; 4 3/4 in.
Details: DVD ; Region 1 ; aspect ratio 4:3 full frame.
Other Titles: On the road, a search for American character.
American playhouse (Television program)
Responsibility: American Playhouse presents a Cherie Fortis production ; KCET/Los Angeles ... [et al.] ; conceived, written and performed by Anna Deavere Smith ; directed by George C. Wolfe ; produced by Cherie Fortis.

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On Aug. 19, 1991, in Crown Heights (Brooklyn, N.Y.), a Hasidic man accidentally ran over a 7-year-old Black boy (Gavin Cato). Three hours later a young Jewish scholar (Yankel Rosenbaum) was murdered by Black youths. Four days of fire-bombing and riots ensued. Utilizing verbatim excerpts from interviews she conducted, Anna Deavere Smith acts out the roles of 18 people involved in the racial conflict, trying to present the differing viewpoints. Includes actual film footage of the riots and violence.

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