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California Newsreel (Firm)

Works: 575 works in 1,484 publications in 1 language and 74,737 library holdings
Genres: History  Biography  Interviews  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Documentary films  Music  Art  Sources  Film adaptations  Caricatures and cartoons 
Roles: Distributor, Producer
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 M Smith( visu )
19 editions published between 2003 and 2012 in English and held by 1,803 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 )
19 editions published between 1986 and 2012 in English and held by 1,718 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 )
6 editions published between 2008 and 2012 in English and held by 1,148 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
Black is-- black ain't a personal journey through black identity ( visu )
10 editions published between 1995 and 2008 in English and held by 1,146 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
The road to Brown ( visu )
12 editions published between 1989 and 2004 in English and No Linguistic Content and held by 1,142 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
Color adjustment ( visu )
12 editions published between 1991 and 2010 in English and held by 1,045 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. Black actors Esther Rolle, Diahann Carroll, Denise Nicholas, and Tim Reid and Hollywood producers Norman Lear, Steve Bochco and David Wolper reveal the behind-the-scenes story of how prime time was "integrated." 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
The rise and fall of Jim Crow ( visu )
5 editions published between 2002 and 2004 in English and held by 901 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. Shows highlights from the four-part series that offers the first comprehensive look at race relations in America between the Civil War and the Civil rights Movement by documenting the context in which the laws of segregation known as the "Jim Crow" system originated and developed
Brother outsider the life of Bayard Rustin ( visu )
5 editions published between 2002 and 2008 in English and held by 816 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
Strange fruit by Billie Holiday( visu )
3 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 773 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
Black gold ( visu )
8 editions published between 2006 and 2009 in English and held by 770 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
W.E.B. Du Bois a biography in four voices ( visu )
6 editions published between 1995 and 1997 in English and held by 740 libraries worldwide
Four prominent African-American writers each narrate a period in the life of the sociologist and author W.E.B. Du Bois, and describe his impact on their work. They chronicle Du Bois' role as a founder of the NAACP, organizer of the first Pan-African Congress, editor of Crisis, a journal of the black cultural renaissance, and author of a series of landmark sociological studies. Anathematized during the McCarthy years, Du Bois immigrated to Ghana, the first independent African state, where he died
Richard Wright Black boy ( visu )
6 editions published between 1993 and 2009 in English and held by 719 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
Wild women don't have the blues ( visu )
4 editions published between 1989 and 2007 in English and held by 716 libraries worldwide
Through historic performances and recordings, captures the spirit of such pioneering blueswomen as Bessie Smith, Ma Rainey, Ethel Waters, AlbertaHunter, Ida Cox, and others
August Wilson by August Wilson( visu )
11 editions published between 1988 and 2005 in English and held by 699 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
Frantz Fanon black skin, white mask by Isaac Julien( visu )
7 editions published between 1995 and 2011 in English and held by 683 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
A Question of color ( visu )
10 editions published between 1992 and 2008 in English and held by 676 libraries worldwide
Examines the issue of color consciousness within the black community. This film explores a caste system based on how closely skin color, hair texture and facial features conform to a European ideal. A variety of African Americans give their experiences and attitudes towards the question of color
Fixed income attribution by California Newsreel (Firm)( file )
1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 676 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
Alice Walker ( visu )
9 editions published between 1992 and 2009 in English and held by 676 libraries worldwide
An interview with author Alice Walker. Therein, Walker discusses her life, contemporary America, the "womanist" perspective, and reads from her poetry
Blue eyed by Bertram Verhaag( visu )
5 editions published between 1996 and 2003 in English and held by 668 libraries worldwide
In order to explore gender and racial bias in modern American society, Jane Elliott, a behavioral psychologist, arbitrarily segregates blue-eyed from brown-eyed persons, raising the expectations of one group, downgrading the other. Individual analysis outlines the problems faced by group members within the workshop and their real-life experiences
Nat Turner a troublesome property ( visu )
4 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 663 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 controversy 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
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