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Title Black is-- black ain't [videorecording] : a personal journey through black identity / Independent Television Service ; Signifyin' Works
Imprint San Francisco, Calif. : California Newsreel, c2004
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 人文社會聯圖視聽{215a22  DO E185.625 .B55 2004    LIB USE ONLY    30610490000601
Descript 1 videodisc (86 min.) : sd., col. with b&w sequences ; 4 3/4 in
Note Co-editor, Bob Paris ; director of photography, Robert Shepard ; original music, Mary Watkins
Performers: Essex Hemphill, Larry Duckette, Wayson R. Jones, Linda Tillery, Wayne T. Corbitt, Djola Bernard Branner, Eric Gupton, Angela Davis, Yvette Flunder, Marlon T. Riggs
American culture has stereotyped black Americans for centuries. Equally devastating, the late Marlon Riggs argued, have been the definitions of "blackness" African Americans impose upon one another which contain and reduce the black experience. In this film, Riggs meets a cross-section of African Americans grappling with the paradox of numerous, often contradictory definitions of blackness. He shows many who have felt uncomfortable and even silenced within the race because their complexion, class, sexuality, gender or speech has rendered them "not black enough," or conversely, "too black."
DVD
Closed-captioned
Subject Riggs, Marlon T
African Americans -- Race identity
African Americans -- Attitudes
African Americans -- Color -- Social aspects
African American gays
Alt Author Riggs, Marlon T
Atkinson, Nicole
Badgley, Christiane
Independent Television Service
California Newsreel (Firm)
Signifyin' Works (Firm)
Alt Title Personal journey through black identity
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