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Author: Marlon T RiggsEssex HemphillBen CalletSignifyin' Works (Firm)Docurama (Firm)All authors
Publisher: New York : Docurama : Distributed by New Video, [2007]
Series: P.O.V. 20th anniversary collection.
Edition/Format:   DVD video : NTSC color broadcast system : EnglishView all editions and formats
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In an experimental amalgam of rap music, street poetry, documentary film, and dance, a gay African-American man expresses what it is like to be gay and black in the United States. Although he deals with social ostracism and fear of AIDS, he affirms the beauty and significance of the gay black man.
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Genre/Form: Feature films
Documentary films
Nonfiction films
Nonfiction television programs
Experimental films
Material Type: Videorecording
Document Type: Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: Marlon T Riggs; Essex Hemphill; Ben Callet; Signifyin' Works (Firm); Docurama (Firm); New Video Group.
ISBN: 0767093062 9780767093064
OCLC Number: 184952919
Notes: Originally produced in 1989; broadcast premiere on P.O.V. July 16, 1991.
Credits: Photographer, editor, Marlon T. Riggs ; DVD produced by Vivien Kleiman for Signifyin' Works.
Performer(s): Marlon T. Riggs, Essex Hemphill, Ben Callet, Michael Bell, Bernard Branner, Gerald Davis, Kenneth, R. Dixon, Darnell Stephens Durio, Larry Duckette, Brian Freeman, A.J. Honey, Paul Hooray, David Hunter, Ways Jones.
Awards: Berlin Film Festival, Best Documentary; Los Angeles Film Critics Award.
Description: 1 videodisc (55 min.) : sound, color with black and white sequences ; 4 3/4 in.
Details: DVD, NTSC.
Series Title: P.O.V. 20th anniversary collection.
Other Titles: POV 20th anniversary collection
POV (Television program)
Responsibility: Signifyin' Works ; a film by Marlon T. Riggs ; producer/director, Marlon T. Riggs.

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In an experimental amalgam of rap music, street poetry, documentary film, and dance, a gay African-American man expresses what it is like to be gay and black in the United States. Although he deals with social ostracism and fear of AIDS, he affirms the beauty and significance of the gay black man.

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