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California Newsreel (Firm)

Works: 531 works in 1,781 publications in 3 languages and 81,564 library holdings
Genres: History  Documentary films  Nonfiction films  Documentary television programs  Nonfiction television programs  Biography  Biographical films  Historical films  Biographical television programs  Internet videos 
Roles: prn, fds, Distributor, Producer, Publisher
Classifications: E185.61, 305.8
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Publications about California Newsreel (Firm)
Publications by California Newsreel (Firm)
Most widely held works by California Newsreel (Firm)
Race the power of an illusion by Llewellyn Smith( visu )
25 editions published between 2003 and 2014 in English and held by 1,855 libraries worldwide
This series challenges one of our most fundamental beliefs: that humans come divided into a few distinct biological groups, telling an eye-opening tale of how what we assume to be normal, commonsense, even scientific, is actually shaped by our history, social institutions and cultural beliefs. Episode one explores how recent scientific discoveries have toppled the concept of biological race. Episode two questions the belief that race has always been with us. It traces the race concept to the European conquest of the Americas. Episode three focuses on how our institutions shape and create race
Ethnic notions by Marlon T Riggs( visu )
23 editions published between 1986 and 2014 in English and held by 1,726 libraries worldwide
Covering more than one hundred years of United States history, traces the evolution of Black American caricatures and stereotypes that have fueled anti-Black prejudice. Loyal Toms, carefree Sambos, faithful Mammies, grinning Coons, savage Brutes and wide-eyed Pickaninnies roll across the screen in cartoons, feature films, popular songs, advertisements, household artifacts, even children's rhymes. These caricatures permeated popular culture from the 1820s to the Civil Rights era and implanted themselves within the American psyche
Unnatural causes is inequality making us sick? ( visu )
10 editions published between 2004 and 2014 in English and held by 1,274 libraries worldwide
When the bough breaks: "African American infant mortality rates remain twice as high as for white Americans. African American mothers with college degrees or higher face the same risk of having low birth-weight babies as white women who haven't finished high school. How might the chronic stress of racism over the life course become embedded in our bodies and increase risks?"--Container insert
The road to Brown ( visu )
13 editions published between 1989 and 2014 in English and No Linguistic Content and held by 1,101 libraries worldwide
Presents the role of Charles Hamilton Houston in the cases which led to the landmark Supreme Court case of Brown vs. Board of Education. Gives a history of segregation, Jim Crow Laws, the NAACP and biographical information on persons influential in the desegregation movement
Brother outsider the life of Bayard Rustin ( visu )
6 editions published between 2002 and 2014 in English and held by 1,069 libraries worldwide
A documentary examining the life of Bayard Rustin who, although one of the first "freedom riders," an adviser to Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and A. Philip Randolph, and an organizer of the 1963 March on Washington, was forced to play a background role in landmark civil rights events because he was homosexual
Color adjustment by Marlon T Riggs( visu )
13 editions published between 1991 and 2014 in English and held by 1,022 libraries worldwide
This study of prejudice and perception traces over forty years of race relations in America through the lens of prime time TV entertainment. Revisiting such popular hits as Amos and Andy, Beulah, The Nat King Cole Show, Julia, I Spy, Good Times and Roots, viewers see how bitter racial conflict was absorbed into the non-controversial formats of the prime time series
Long night's journey into day by Frances Reid( visu )
11 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 917 libraries worldwide
Follows four cases over a two-year period that were brought before South Africa's Truth and Reconciliation Commission which investigates the crimes of apartheid, by bringing together victims and perpetrators to relive South Africa's brutal history. In so doing South Africa is showing the rest of the world that even the most bitter conflicts can be addressed through honesty and communication, providing the most definitive record of one of the most ambitious and innovative attempts at social reconciliation without precedent in human history
The rise and fall of Jim Crow by Sam. ; Jersey, Bill. ; Wormser, Richard, 1933- ; Grant, William R. ; Roundtree, Richard. ; Quest Productions.; VideoLine (Firm) ; WNET (Television station : New York, N.Y.) ; California Newsreel (Firm) Pollard( visu )
10 editions published between 2002 and 2015 in English and held by 899 libraries worldwide
The rise and fall of Jim Crow offers the first comprehensive look at race relations in America between the Civil War and the Civil Rights Movement. This definitive four-part series documents the context in which the laws of segregation known as the "Jim Crow" system originated and developed
Black gold by Nick Francis( visu )
11 editions published between 2006 and 2014 in English and held by 859 libraries worldwide
Ethiopia is the largest producer of coffee in Africa. Over 15 million people in Ethiopia depend on coffee for their survival and it provides 67% of Ethiopia's export revenue. Tadesse Meskela manages Oromia Coffee Farmers Co-operative Union, representing over 74,000 coffee farmers. The supply of coffee on the world market used to be regulated by the International Coffee Agreement, until its collapse in 1989. Since then, the price paid to farmers has fallen to a 30 year low. For every $3 cup of coffee, a coffee farmer receives only 3 cents. Most of the money goes to the middlemen, especially the four giant conglomerates which control the coffee market. This film traces the path of the coffee consumed each day to the farmers who produce the beans, and asks consumers to 'wake up and smell the coffee', to face the unjust conditions under which our favorite drink is produced, and to do something about it
Black is-- black ain't a personal journey through black identity ( visu )
14 editions published between 1995 and 2014 in English and held by 850 libraries worldwide
American culture has stereotyped black Americans for centuries. Equally devastating, the late Marlon Riggs argued, have been the definitions of "blackness" African Americans impose upon one another which contain and reduce the black experience. In this film, Riggs meets a cross-section of African Americans grappling with the paradox of numerous, often contradictory definitions of blackness. He shows many who have felt uncomfortable and even silenced within the race because their complexion, class, sexuality, gender or speech has rendered them "not black enough," or conversely, "too black."
James Baldwin : the price of the ticket by Karen Thorsen( visu )
8 editions published between 1989 and 2014 in English and held by 836 libraries worldwide
Presents a look at author James Baldwin's life as reflected in his own words and reminiscences of family and friends
Faat Kine ( visu )
13 editions published between 1999 and 2015 in French and English and held by 807 libraries worldwide
This feature film from Ousmane Sembene, known as the father of African cinema, examines the interplay of gender, economics, and power through the fictional life story of Senegalese businesswoman Faat Kine. The deceptively light domestic drama explores themes of traditional family roles, patriarchal personal and political relationships, and economic self-reliance in the country's post-independence era. French and Wolof with English subtitles
Frantz Fanon black skin, white mask by Mark Nash( visu )
9 editions published between 1995 and 2014 in English and held by 801 libraries worldwide
Explores one the of most influential theorists of the anti-colonial movement, as it follows Fanon from his birth in 1925 on the French island of Martinique through his medical training in France, then to Algeria where he joined the liberation struggle
August Wilson by August Wilson( visu )
14 editions published between 1988 and 2005 in English and held by 780 libraries worldwide
An interview with playwright August Wilson. Therein, Wilson describes his role as passing down the practical and spiritual wisdom of the African American community in his writings. He also expounds upon the influence of black traditions like storytelling and blues music in contributing to his plays
Maquilapolis City of factories by Vicky Funari( visu )
7 editions published between 2006 and 2014 in Spanish and held by 752 libraries worldwide
Using video diaries kept by two women promotoras (community activists), this documentary explores the environmental devastation and urban chaos of Tijuana's maquiladoras, the multinationally owned factories that came to Mexico for cheap labor. Maquiladora workers--overwhelmingly women--produce televisions, electrical cables, toys, clothes, batteries and IV tubes; they weave the very fabric of life for consumer nations. They also confront labor violations, toxic waste dumps, and the unhealthy conditions in the colonias where they live. As globalization turns workers into a commodity that can be bought anywhere in the world for the lowest price, the stories of Carmen and Lourdes illustrate what can be accomplished with determination and faith in the future
Strange fruit by Billie Holiday( visu )
3 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 739 libraries worldwide
A examination of the anti-lynching protest song made famous by Billie Holiday. Reviews the historical events, contexts and incidents of racial hatred that the song's title represents, and then the subsequent performances by Billie Holiday that brought the song and its message to a national audience. The film also follows the underlying problem of racism that continues into contemporary culture
Nat Turner a troublesome property ( visu )
5 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 732 libraries worldwide
Evaluates the authenticity of the earliest source, "The Confessions of Nat Turner", assembled by a white Virginia lawyer from jailhouse interviews. It then follows the controvery over the Nat Turner story played out through history. Alvin Poussaint and Ossie Davis recall how Nat Turner became a hero in the Black community. Religious scholar Vincent Harding and legal scholar Martha Minow reflect on America's attitudes toward terrorism. One of the most bitter race battles of the 1960s is reexamined, when William Styron published his novel, The Confessions of Nat Turner
A son of Africa the slave narrative of Olaudah Equiano ( visu )
12 editions published between 1995 and 2013 in English and held by 711 libraries worldwide
A docudrama based on the book, The Interesting Narrative of the Life of Oloudah Equiano, or Gustavus Vaasa the African, which was the first influential slave autobiography. When it was published in 1789, it fueled a growing anti-slavery movement in the U.S. and England. This production employs dramatic reconstruction, archival material and interviews with scholars. Equiano's narrative begins in the West African village where he was kidnapped into slavery in 1756. He was shipped to a Virginia plantation and then later sold again to a British naval officer. Here he learned to read and write, became a skilled trader, eventually bought his freedom and married into English society where he became a leading abolitionist
Richard Wright Black boy ( visu )
7 editions published between 1993 and 2009 in English and held by 706 libraries worldwide
Biographical sketch of the Afro-American writer, Richard Wright. Includes a discussion of his literary works and the times in which he lived
Fixed income attribution by California Newsreel (Firm)( file )
1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 0 libraries worldwide
Fixed income attribution is by its very nature a complex and mathematically demanding topic, and there is little information available on this area. Fixed Income Attribution has been written to fill this tremendous void.℗¡ This comprehensive resource contains both theoretical and practical information about running and understanding fixed income attribution, including the mathematics of attribution, practical limitations, benchmarks, presentation tools, and choosing and running an attribution system
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