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Recommended for High School Use 54 Titles Page:  1 , 2 , 3 , 4 , 5 , 6
THE ROAD TO BROWN
DVD and DVD + 3-Year Site/Local Streaming, 56 minutes, 1990
The history of segregation sanctioned by the 1898 Plessy v. Ferguson decision, and the visionary legal campaign against it that led to the triumph of Brown v. Board of Education in 1954. MORE...
SANGO MALO
(The Village Teacher)
DVD and DVD + 3-Year Site/Local Streaming, 94 minutes, Cameroon, 1991, in French with English subtitles
A story about a village teacher who introduces education for local self-development explores the relationships between progressive activists, entrenched social interests, traditional belief system and rural Africans. MORE...
SKIN DEEP
DVD and DVD + 3-Year Site/Local Streaming, 53 minutes, 1995,  
Facilitator Guide Available
A multi-racial group of college students in a weekend racial sensitivity workshop discuss affirmative action, self-segregation, internalized racism and cultural identity. MORE...
A SON OF AFRICA
DVD and DVD + 3-Year Site/Local Streaming, 28 minutes, 1996
Facilitator Guide Available
A reconstruction of the first influential slave narrative, the autobiography of Olaudah Equiano, which helped raise the conscience of Europe and America against slavery, includes commentary by scholars explaining the wider context of the Triangular Trade. MORE...
SOUL OF JUSTICE: THELTON HENDERSON'S AMERICAN JOURNEY
DVD and DVD + 3-Year Site/Local Streaming, 60 minutes, 2005,  
Facilitator Guide Available
Soul of Justice is a story of race, justice and judgment - both personal and legal. It is the story of the conflicts and contradictions faced by a Black judge working in the nearly all-white world of American jurisprudence. MORE...
STRANGE FRUIT
DVD and DVD + 3-Year Site/Local Streaming, 57 minutes, 2002,  
The story behind Billie Holiday's signature song examines the history of lynching, and the interplay of race, labor and the left, and popular culture as forces that would give rise to the Civil Rights Movement. MORE...
TALES OF ORDINARY PEOPLE
DVD and DVD + 3-Year Site/Local Streaming and and 35mm, 90 minutes, 2 titles on 1 DVD, Senegal, 1994, 1999, In Wolof with English subtitles
Facilitator Guide Available
For the first time on DVD, these two now classic shorts, Le Franc and La petite vendeuse de Soleil (The Little Girl who Sold the Sun) by the iconoclastic Senegalese filmmaker Djibril Diop Mambety were originally intended as a trilogy under the title, Tales of Ordinary People. Mambety's untimely death in 1998 prevented the completion of the third film.
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LA VIE EST BELLE
(Life is Rosy)
DVD and DVD + 3-Year Site/Local Streaming, 85 minutes, Congo / Belgium, 1987, in French with English subtitles
Soukous music legend, Papa Wemba, stars in the rags to riches story of a poor country musician who seeks fame in the vibrant music industry of Kinshasa. MORE...
W.E.B. DU BOIS:A BIOGRAPHY IN FOUR VOICES
DVD and DVD + 3-Year Site/Local Streaming, 116 minutes, 1995
Four leading African American writers, Wesley Brown, Thulani Davis, Toni Cade Bambara and Amiri Baraka, lead us through Du Bois's life and work and describe his impact on their work MORE...
WHAT'S RACE GOT TO DO WITH IT?
DVD and DVD + 3-Year Site/Local Streaming, 49 minutes, 2006,  
Facilitator Guide Available
Ten years after Skin Deep, a new documentary film chronicles the experiences of a diverse group of college students - in this case, led by veteran UC Berkeley facilitators over the course of a semester - as they confront race, diversity, and their own responsibility for making a difference. MORE...

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