African-American Studies


THE ORDER OF MYTHS
THE ORDER OF MYTHS

African-American Studies  American Studies  American History  Sociology  2008  Directed by Women 

The first Mardi Gras in America was celebrated in Mobile, Alabama in 1703. In 2008, it is still racially segregated. A fascinating investigation into our nation's history and traditions, this acclaimed, award-winning documentary illuminates the complexities of race relations in 21st century America.

BEYOND CONVICTION
BEYOND CONVICTION

Women's Studies  Peace & Conflict  Criminal & Law  American Studies  African-American Studies  2007  Directed by Women 

An eye-opening look at a pioneering program in which victims of violent crimes meet face-to-face with their perpetrators. This documentary, featured on Oprah, introduces us to a process that could have far-reaching repercussions for the ways we approach crime, criminal justice, and conflict resolution.

PLAGUES & PLEASURES ON THE SALTON SEA
PLAGUES & PLEASURES ON THE SALTON SEA

Environmental Studies  Architecture  American Studies  African-American Studies 

There was a time when the Salton Sea was known as the Riviera of the West - a premiere vacation destination for the rich and famous. Today, it's considered one of America's worst ecological disasters. Narrated by John Waters, this irreverent documentary looks at exactly what went wrong.

AWAKE ZION
AWAKE ZION

Religion & Spirituality  Jewish Studies  African-American Studies  Latin-American Studies  African Studies  New York City  Music  Cultural Studies  Directed by Women 

Ever wonder why Jews and Rastafarians both use the Star of David and make references to Zion? This exuberant documentary explores the surprising connections between reggae culture and Judaism.

THE HEALING GARDENS OF NEW YORK
THE HEALING GARDENS OF NEW YORK

Urban Studies  New York City  Psychology & Psychiatry  Sociology  Environmental Studies  Criminal & Law  African-American Studies  Directed by Women 

A wonderful film that illustrates the significance of gardens and green spaces in the face of ever growing urbanization and development.

FOR GOLD AND GLORY
FOR GOLD AND GLORY

African-American Studies  Sociology  Political Science 

Chronicles the history of the black auto racing league through the life of the circuit's greatest driver, Charlie Wiggins, a four-time champion revered as the Negro Speed King. Set to a memorable retro jazz score by Pulitzer and Grammy nominee Dr. David Baker.

DANCE TO LIVE
DANCE TO LIVE

Performing Arts  American Studies  African-American Studies  Dance  Directed by Women 

The documentary tells the personal stories of the dancers at Philadanco, the Philadelphia-based African-American modern dance company, with sincere testimonials from young dancers.

BY THE DAWN'S EARLY LIGHT: CHRIS JACKSON’S JOURNEY TO ISLAM
BY THE DAWN'S EARLY LIGHT: CHRIS JACKSON’S JOURNEY TO ISLAM

African-American Studies  Middle Eastern Studies  Islamic Studies  American Studies  Sociology  Religion & Spirituality  Directed by Women  Immigration 

Basketball star Mahmoud Abdul-Rauf caused a national stir when the NBA suspended him for refusing to stand during the national anthem because of his "Muslim conscience."

SLAVE REPARATIONS
SLAVE REPARATIONS

Sociology  Labor Studies  Criminal & Law  American Studies  African-American Studies 

This documentary examines the current controversy over the issue of slave reparations, addressing the most often voiced objections ("It’s long over," "I had nothing to do with it," "Affirmative Action is enough," etc.) to the claim for financial restitution to the ancestors of slaves for the wealth created by black labor in previous centuries.

LOCAL COLOR
LOCAL COLOR

African-American Studies  Performing Arts  Directed by Women 

This documentary chronicles the production of a play at the St. Louis Black Repertory Company, one of the five largest African-American theater companies in the U.S., examining the work of everyone involved, including the actors, director, lighting and set design, sound design, and producer.

MIDWIVES: A LIVING TRADITION
MIDWIVES: A LIVING TRADITION

Women's Studies  Native American Studies  Latino Studies  African-American Studies  Sociology  Directed by Women 

This video presents the mission and practice of American midwives, explaining the benefits and advantages of natural childbirth through interviews with midwives and childbirth educators, the testimonies of new mothers, footage and photos of actual births, and many touching stories.

SISTERHOOD ALIVE AND WELL
SISTERHOOD ALIVE AND WELL

African-American Studies  Women's Studies  Sociology 

This video documents the Million Woman March in Philadelphia on October 25, 1997, when black women from all over America gathered to demonstrate their concerns for Black America and to express their sense of unity as a movement that can play an influential role in American society.

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