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Black is-- black ain't [videorecording] : a personal journey through black identity / a presentation of California Newsreel ; Independent Television Service ; produced and directed by Marlon Riggs.

Riggs, Marlon T. (Producer, Director). Davis, Angela Y. (Angela Yvonne), 1944- (Added Author). Hooks, Bell (Added Author). West, Cornel (Added Author). California Newsreel (Firm) (Added Author). Independent Television Service (Added Author). Docurama (Firm) (Added Author). New Video Group (Added Author).

Available copies

  • 1 of 1 copy available at Berklee College of Music.

Current holds

0 current holds with 1 total copy.

Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Holdable? Status Due Date
Stan Getz Library DVD 4318 37684001057286 Annex Copy hold / Volume hold Available -

Record details

  • ISBN: 1422929264
  • ISBN: 9781422929261
  • Physical Description: 1 videodisc (ca. 87 min.) : sd., col. and b&w ; 4 3/4 in.
  • Publisher: [New York] : Docuramafilms : [2008]

Content descriptions

General Note:
Originally produced in 1995.
Program contents, c1995. Art and design: c2008.
Participant or Performer Note:
Interviews with Angela Davis, Bell Hooks, Cornel West.
Summary, etc.:
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.
System Details Note:
DVD; Dolby digital, stereo.; NTSC.
Awards Note:
Sundance Film Festival Filmmaker's Trophy, 1995
Subject: African Americans > Race identity
African Americans > Attitudes.
African Americans > Color > Social aspects.
Stereotypes (Social psychology) > United States
Genre: Documentary films.

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