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The HistoryMakers video oral history with William Greaves.

Author: William Greaves; Larry Crowe; Scott Stearns; HistoryMakers (Video oral history collection),
Publisher: Chicago, Illinois : The HistoryMakers, [2016]
Edition/Format:   eVideo : Clipart/images/graphics : English
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Documentary filmmaker and stage actor William Greaves was born on October 8, 1926 in New York City. Beginning his career as an actor, he joined the prestigious Actors School in 1949 before moving to Canada in 1952 to study writing and directing at the National Film Board. Greaves returned to the United States and worked for United Nations Film and Television Department in the African Academy of Arts and Research. He  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Oral histories
Internet videos
Interviews
Named Person: William Greaves; William Greaves
Material Type: Clipart/images/graphics, Internet resource, Videorecording
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File, Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: William Greaves; Larry Crowe; Scott Stearns; HistoryMakers (Video oral history collection),
OCLC Number: 1003150166
Credits: Videographer, Scott Stearns.
Performer(s): Larry Crowe, interviewer.
Event notes: Recorded
New York, New York
2003 April 17.
Description: 1 online resource (7 video files (3 hr., 1 min., 50 sec.)) : sound, color.
Other Titles: History Makers video oral history with William Greaves
William Greaves

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Documentary filmmaker and stage actor William Greaves was born on October 8, 1926 in New York City. Beginning his career as an actor, he joined the prestigious Actors School in 1949 before moving to Canada in 1952 to study writing and directing at the National Film Board. Greaves returned to the United States and worked for United Nations Film and Television Department in the African Academy of Arts and Research. He established William Greaves Productions in 1964 and started creating his own films. In 1968, he began producing Black Journal, a monthly television program and left two years later after winning an Emmy Award. Greaves produced such films as Ida B. Wells: A Passion for Justice and Ralph Bunche: An American Odyssey. In all, he produced more than 200 documentaries and won more than seventy international film festival awards. Greaves passed away on August 25, 2014 at age 87.

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