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Author: Russ KarelJeremy IsaacsWilliam DillardGordon ParksRobert Earl JonesAll authors
Publisher: Princeton, NJ : Films for the Humanities & Sciences [distributor], ©1997.
Edition/Format:   VHS video : VHS tape   Visual material : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Using archival newsreels, feature film footage and interviews with Afro-American actors and directors, this film explores the inception, struggle, suppression, and survival of the Black cinema from the 1920s through the 1950s. This documentary, a stinging indictment of racism in the arts and in American culture, examines the lives and influence of Paul Robeson, Josephine Baker, Oscar Micheaux, Countee Cullen,  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Interviews
Named Person: Paul Robeson; Josephine Baker; Langston Hughes; Richard Wright; Marcus Garvey; Countee Cullen; Oscar Micheaux; Josephine Baker; Countee Cullen; Marcus Garvey; Langston Hughes; Oscar Micheaux; Paul Robeson; Richard Wright
Material Type: Videorecording
Document Type: Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: Russ Karel; Jeremy Isaacs; William Dillard; Gordon Parks; Robert Earl Jones; Billy Rowe; Dick Campbell; Edna Mae Harris; Harold J Nichols; Sarah Patterson; William Greaves; BBC Education & Training.; BBC Worldwide Americas, Inc.; Films for the Humanities (Firm)
OCLC Number: 41426729
Notes: Videocassette release of a documentary originally produced in 1992.
Credits: Photography, Ray Brislin ; supervising editors, French Horwitz, Russ Karel ; music, Russ Karel.
Performer(s): Narrator: William Greaves.
Commentary: William Dillard, Gordon Parks, Robert Earl Jones, Billy Rowe, Dick Campbell, Edna Mae Harris, William Greaves, Harold Nichols.
Description: 1 videocassette (92 min.) : sd., b&w ; 1/2 in.
Details: VHS.
Other Titles: In black and white :
Black cinema
Responsibility: BBC Education & Training ; a Russ Karel film ; based on a suggestion by Jeremy Isaacs ; written by Russ Karel, Gordon Parks ; produced by Sarah Patterson.

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Using archival newsreels, feature film footage and interviews with Afro-American actors and directors, this film explores the inception, struggle, suppression, and survival of the Black cinema from the 1920s through the 1950s. This documentary, a stinging indictment of racism in the arts and in American culture, examines the lives and influence of Paul Robeson, Josephine Baker, Oscar Micheaux, Countee Cullen, Langston Hughes, Richard Wright, Marcus Garvey and many others on Afro-American cinema.

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