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Author: Thomas Cripps; Ossie Davis; Steven York; Post-Newsweek Stations.; Republic Pictures Home Video (Firm)
Publisher: Los Angeles, Calif. : Republic Pictures Home Video, ©1986.
Series: American documents series.; Ethnic studies video collection.
Edition/Format:   VHS video : VHS tape   Visual material : EnglishView all editions and formats
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History of the motion picture made by Black film makers between 1900 and 1950, including scenes from these films. Emphasizes the attempt by Black film makers to provide alternatives to the lack of sensitivity and racism of Hollywood films by portraying Blacks realistically.
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Genre/Form: Feature films
Documentary films
History
Nonfiction films
Material Type: Videorecording
Document Type: Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: Thomas Cripps; Ossie Davis; Steven York; Post-Newsweek Stations.; Republic Pictures Home Video (Firm)
ISBN: 1555261612 9781555261610
OCLC Number: 14176809
Notes: "The Black film industry from 1915-1950, featuring rare films of Paul Robeson, Duke Ellington, Ethel Waters and others"--Container.
"7073."
Credits: Script, Thomas Cripps ; producers, Stephen Henriquez, William Bowman.
Performer(s): Ossie Davis.
Description: 1 videocassette (52 min.) : sound, color and black and white ; 1/2 in.
Details: VHS.
Series Title: American documents series.; Ethnic studies video collection.
Other Titles: Black film industry from 1915-1950
Responsibility: a Post-Newsweek production ; producers, Stephen Henriquez, William Bowman ; writer, Thomas Cripps ; director and film editor, Steven York.

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History of the motion picture made by Black film makers between 1900 and 1950, including scenes from these films. Emphasizes the attempt by Black film makers to provide alternatives to the lack of sensitivity and racism of Hollywood films by portraying Blacks realistically.

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