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Black Is ... Black Ain't

Author: Films Media Group.; Films for the Humanities & Sciences (Firm)
Publisher: New York, N.Y. : Films Media Group, [1995]
Edition/Format:   eVideo : Clipart/images/graphics : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Is there an essential black identity? In this documentary, acclaimed filmmaker Marlon Riggs explores the diversity of African American lifestyles and cultural expressions, even as many speakers bare their pain at having been called "too black," or conversely, "not black enough." Riggs brings viewers face-to-face with African-Americans young and old, rich and poor, rural and urban, gay and straight, while offering a  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Videorecording
Internet videos
Educational films
History
Material Type: Clipart/images/graphics, Internet resource, Videorecording
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File, Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: Films Media Group.; Films for the Humanities & Sciences (Firm)
OCLC Number: 892349903
Language Note: Closed-captioned.
Notes: Films on Demand is distributed by Films Media Group for Films for the Humanities and Sciences, Cambridge Educational, Meridian Education, and Shopware.
Encoded with permission for digital streaming by Films Media Group on September 09, 2012.
Title from distributor's description.
Target Audience: 9 and up.
Description: 1 online resource (1 streaming video file (87 min.)) : sound, color, digital file
Contents: Black Is ... Black Ain't (4:23) --
"You Ain't Colored ... You Black" (2:09) --
"Don't Call Me Black" to "Black is Beautiful" (3:35) --
Mulatto: Dominant, Submissive, Intermediate (3:29) --
The Hair Test (2:01) --
Named by Society (2:01) --
To Be a Black Man (2:33) --
Emasculated Male Identity (2:20) --
Black Masculinity (2:39) --
Myth of the Black Woman (2:29) --
Speaking Truth to Power (2:57) --
Black Music (3:03) --
Value of Black History (2:09) --
Knowledge is Power (2:06) --
African Village in America (2:14) --
Afrocentricity (2:53) --
Role of the Black Patriarch (3:19) --
The Woman Within (3:04) --
"Homosexuality is a deviation from Afrocentric thought" --
Molefi Asante (3:48) --
Belonging and Community (2:40) --
A Feeling of Belonging (2:50) --
Black Family (4:08) --
40 Acres and a Mule (1:52) --
Gullah Language (2:16) --
Do I Talk Black? (2:20) --
Black in Suburbia (2:28) --
Tell the Next Generation (3:50) --
Coming Together (2:47) --
Crossing the River (2:48) --
Recipe for a Black Person (2:19) --
Marlon Troy Riggs Feb 3, 1957 --
April 5, 1991 (0:46) --
Credits: Black Is ... Black Ain't (3:23).
Responsibility: California Newsreel (Firm).

Abstract:

Is there an essential black identity? In this documentary, acclaimed filmmaker Marlon Riggs explores the diversity of African American lifestyles and cultural expressions, even as many speakers bare their pain at having been called "too black," or conversely, "not black enough." Riggs brings viewers face-to-face with African-Americans young and old, rich and poor, rural and urban, gay and straight, while offering a powerful critique of sexism, homophobia, and colorism within the black community. Includes performances by choreographer Bill T. Jones and poet Essex Hemphill and commentary from noted cultural critics Angela Davis, bell hooks, Cornel West, and others.

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