Re: Oral histories on film/video

Dylan McGinty (dylan@frif.com)
Thu, 13 Jun 2002 13:26:39 -0700 (PDT)

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Dear Kim,

First Run / Icarus has several films that might be useful for your faculty
member. See the brief descriptions of two possibilities below, and click
on the links for additional information.

THE UPRISING OF '34
Through the voices of people on all sides of this remarkable story, THE
UPRISING OF '34 offers a penetrating look at class, race, and power in
working communities throughout America. The film raises critical questions
about the role of history in our lives, and demonstrates how an
understanding of history is essential to making democracy work today.

"Breathes new life into history, ethnography, and documentary... a model
for the future of American social history and engaged documentary work." -
Faye Ginsburg, Professor of Anthropology, New York University

"An inspired portrayal... shows the intimate relationship between people's
lives, social movements, social change and the law." - June Starr,
Associate Professor, Indiana University School of Law

Click here for more information about THE UPRISING OF '34:
http://frif.com/cat97/t-z/the_upri.html

FAMILY NAME
From New York to Alabama, Macky Alston travels to family reunions,
picnics, housing projects, churches, graveyards, and back to the original
Alston plantations, asking questions and digging up clues. The people he
meets vary in age, race, class, and outlook, but they all share one thing:
the family name. And they all have stories to tell.

"The best American film of the year to date ... surpasses pretty much every
documentary on race ever shown on American TV." - Godfrey Cheshire, New
York Press

"A genealogical detective story ... Absorbing ...Bold ... Moving." -
Stephen Holden, The New York Times

"A real-life mystery story of buried family roots and well-kept secrets.
This powerful and quite remarkable documentary is highly recommended for
high school and college students." - Multicultural Perspectives

Click here for more information about FAMILY NAME:
http://frif.com/new97/family_na.html

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Dear Kim,

First Run / Icarus has several films that might be useful for your faculty member.  See the brief descriptions of two possibilities below, and click on the links for additional information.

THE UPRISING OF '34
Through the voices of people on all sides of this remarkable story, THE UPRISING OF '34 offers a penetrating look at class, race, and power in working communities throughout America. The film raises critical questions about the role of history in our lives, and demonstrates how an understanding of history is essential to making democracy work today.

"Breathes new life into history, ethnography, and documentary... a model for the future of American social history and engaged documentary work." - Faye Ginsburg, Professor of Anthropology, New York University

"An inspired portrayal... shows the intimate relationship between people's lives, social movements, social change and the law." - June Starr, Associate Professor, Indiana University School of Law

Click here for more information about THE UPRISING OF '34: http://frif.com/cat97/t-z/the_upri.html


FAMILY NAME
From New York to Alabama, Macky Alston travels to family reunions, picnics, housing projects, churches, graveyards, and back to the original Alston plantations, asking questions and digging up clues. The people he meets vary in age, race, class, and outlook, but they all share one thing: the family name. And they all have stories to tell.

"The best American film of the year to date ... surpasses pretty much every documentary on race ever shown on American TV." - Godfrey Cheshire, New York Press

"A genealogical detective story ... Absorbing ...Bold ... Moving." - Stephen Holden, The New York Times

"A real-life mystery story of buried family roots and well-kept secrets. This powerful and quite remarkable documentary is highly recommended for high school and college students." - Multicultural Perspectives

Click here for more information about FAMILY NAME:
http://frif.com/new97/family_na.html





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