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Black is... black ain't : a personal journey through black identity

Author: Marlon T RiggsNicole AtkinsonChristiane BadgleyBob ParisAngela Y DavisAll authors
Publisher: [New York] : Docuramafilms, [New York] : New Video, [2008] ©2008.
Edition/Format:   DVD video : NTSC color broadcast system : EnglishView all editions and formats
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A frank and honest look at black identity in America. Uses incisive storytelling and commentary from prominent black intellectuals, including Angela Davis, Bell Hooks, and Cornel West. Meant to stir provocative debate and add reinforcement to a bold vision for a humanity that embraces all people. Explodes the myth that black America is monolithic. "Black Is . . . Black Ain't," was the film Riggs was working on at  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Documentary
Feature films
Documentary films
Nonfiction films
Named Person: Marlon T Riggs; Marlon T Riggs
Material Type: Videorecording
Document Type: Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: Marlon T Riggs; Nicole Atkinson; Christiane Badgley; Bob Paris; Angela Y Davis; bell hooks; Cornel West; Signifyin' Works (Firm); Docurama (Firm); New Video Group.
ISBN: 1422929264 9781422929261
OCLC Number: 276879088
Notes: Extras: filmmaker bio.
Originally produced in 1995; copyright held by Signifyin' Works.
Sundance Film Festival Filmmaker's Trophy, 1995.
Credits: Co-editor, Bob Paris; director of photography, Robert Shepard; choreographer, Bill T. Jones; original music, Mary Watkins.
Performer(s): Performers: Essex Hemphill, Larry Duckette, Wayson R. Jones, Linda Tillery, Wayne T. Corbitt, Djola Bernard Branner, Eric Gupton, Angela Davis, Yvette Flunder, Marlon T. Riggs; dancers: Bill T. Jones, Andrear E. Woods; interviews with Angela Davis, bell hooks, Cornel West.
Awards: Sundance Film Festival Filmmaker's Trophy, 1995
Description: 1 videodisc (approximately 87 min.) : sound, color and black & white ; 4 3/4 in.
Details: DVD; Dolby digital, stereo.; NTSC.
Other Titles: Personal journey through black identity
Responsibility: producer/director, Marlon T. Riggs ; co-producer, Nicole Atkinson ; co-director/editor, Christiane Badgley.

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A frank and honest look at black identity in America. Uses incisive storytelling and commentary from prominent black intellectuals, including Angela Davis, Bell Hooks, and Cornel West. Meant to stir provocative debate and add reinforcement to a bold vision for a humanity that embraces all people. Explodes the myth that black America is monolithic. "Black Is . . . Black Ain't," was the film Riggs was working on at the time of his death, and was completed by a group of his friends and colleagues.

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