Video/Film, DVD in English

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Signifyin' Works ; producers, Marlon Riggs and Vivian Kleiman ; director Marlon Riggs.
  • San Francisco, Calif. : California Newsreel, ©2004.
  • 1 videodisc (88 min.) : sound, colored with b&w sequences ; 4 3/4 in.
  • DVD (NTSC region 1).
Credits
  • Editor, Deborah Hoffmann ; original music, Mary Watkins ; videography, Rick Butler, Michael Anderson.
Performers
  • Narrator: Ruby Dee.
  • Commentary: Esther Rolle, Diahann Carroll, Denise Nicholas, Tim Reid, Norman Lear, Steve Bochco, David Wolper.
Subjects
Summary
  • This study of prejudice and perception traces over forty years of race relations in America through the lens of prime time TV entertainment. Revisiting such popular hits as Amos and Andy, Beulah, The Nat King Cole Show, Julia, I Spy, Good Times and Roots, viewers see how bitter racial conflict was absorbed into the non-controversial formats of the prime time series.
Contents
  • Part 1, Color blind TV? (1948-1968)
  • part 2, Coloring the dream (1968-1988).
Other information
  • Videodisc release of a documentary originally produced in 1991.
  • Restrictions: Public performance rights granted, California Newsreel, 5/10/2007.
Identifying numbers
  • OCLC: 56820463
  • OCLC: 56820463