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Recommended for High School Use 54 Titles Page:  1 , 2 , 3 , 4 , 5 , 6
THE HERO
(O HEROI)
DVD and DVD + 3-Year Site/Local Streaming and and 35mm, 97 Minutes, Angola, 2005, In Portuguese with English subtitles
Winner, best foreign feature, the 2005 Sundance Film Festival
The Hero (O Herói) tells the story of Angola, a nation attempting to reconstruct itself after 40 continual years of anti-colonial and civil warfare, through the story of a veteran who has lost his leg, a prostitute who has lost a child and an orphaned boy. MORE...
HOXIE: THE FIRST STAND
DVD and DVD + 3-Year Site/Local Streaming, 56 minutes, 2003,  
Documents the first battle to implement the Brown vs. Board of Education school desegregation decision fought in the small, rural town of Hoxie, Arkansas. MORE...
HUGHES' DREAM HARLEM
DVD and DVD + 3-Year Site/Local Streaming, 61 minutes, 2002
This cine-poetic experience celebrates the spirit and work of Harlem's poet laureate Langston Hughes. Contemporary writers, slam poets and arts supporters star. MORE...
IDA B. WELLS: A PASSION FOR JUSTICE
DVD and DVD + 3-Year Site/Local Streaming, 53 minutes, 1989
Documents the dramatic life and turbulent times of the pioneering African American journalist, activist, suffragist and anti-lynching crusader of the post-Reconstruction period. MORE...
IN BLACK AND WHITE - SIX PROFILES OF AFRICAN AMERICAN AUTHORS
DVD and DVD + 3-Year Site/Local Streaming, 6 authors, 157 minutes total, 1992
An introduction to six distinguished African American writers - Charles Johnson, Gloria Naylor, Toni Morrison, Alice Walker, John Wideman and August Wilson. MORE...
JAMES BALDWIN: THE PRICE OF THE TICKET
DVD and DVD + 3-Year Site/Local Streaming, 87 minutes, 1990
Film biography of the life of James Baldwin includes excerpts from his work . Writers Maya Angelou, Amiri Baraka, Ishmael Reed and William Styron discuss Baldwin's influence. MORE...
KEITA: THE HERITAGE OF THE GRIOT
DVD and DVD + 3-Year Site/Local Streaming, 94 minutes, Burkina Faso, 1995, in French and Jula with English subtitles
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A young boy and his distant ancestor engage in parallel quests to understand their destinies and to know the meaning of their names. In so doing, Keita makes the case for an "Afrocentric" education, where African tradition, not an imported Western curricula is the necessary starting point for African development. MORE...
A KILLER BARGAIN
DVD and DVD + 3-Year Site/Local Streaming, 57 minutes, 2006
The killer bargain referred to by this documentary's title is the availability of cheap consumer goods, imported by Western companies, whose prices don't reflect the human and environmental costs of their production. MORE...
THE LANGUAGE YOU CRY IN
DVD and DVD + 3-Year Site/Local Streaming, 52 minutes, Sierre Leone / Spain, 1998, in English and Mende with English subtitles
Images, instrumental music, song, interviews and narrative provide clues in the search for a lost song, its history, and its argument for cultural retention between aspects of African and African-American culture. MORE...
MADE IN CHINA
DVD and DVD + 3-Year Site/Local Streaming, 52 minutes, China, 2007, English
Made in China tells one of the millions of stories of migrants from rural China who comprise the backbone of the Chinese economic miracle. It provides a human face behind the ubiquitous label "Made in China." MORE...

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