Re: Nation of Islam

Randy Pitman (vidlib@videolibrarian.com)
Thu, 6 May 1999 14:46:04 -0700 (PDT)

Two more: "Brother Minister: The Assassination of Malcolm X" (1994, 115
min., X-ceptional Pictures [212-969-0986, at least as of Jan/Feb 1995 when
we reviewed it). We also just got in for review: "Holy Day of Atonement"
which has Farrakhan on the front cover (Tapeworm Video, 800-367-8437). It's
240 min. on two tapes, so I'm thinking about assigning it to Gary for review
:)

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----- Original Message -----
From: Gary Handman <ghandman@library.berkeley.edu>
To: Multiple recipients of list <videolib@library.berkeley.edu>
Sent: Thursday, May 06, 1999 2:20 PM
Subject: Re: Nation of Islam

> OK here goes:
>
> Eyes on the Prize II: America at the Racial Crossroads.
> Part 1, The Time Has Come, 1964-1966. During the decade of civil rights
> protest in the South, a sense of urgency and anger
> emerged from the black
> communities in the North. This urgency was best
> articulated by Malcolm X,
> then National Minister of the Nation of Islam. Viewers
> follow the trajectory
> of Malcolm X's influence, both within the movement and
> outside. The
> program shows the influence of his philosophy on the
> staff of the Student
> Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC) as they
> organized the
> Lowndes County Freedom Organization in Alabama and as
> they issued the
> call for "Black power" during the 1966 Meredith March
> Against Fear in
> Mississippi. (available from PBS)
>
> Farrakhan, Louis] Louis Farrakhan: Thursday, April 5, 1984 / ABC News.
> A television interview with Louis Farrakhan, the
> controversial leader of a
> Black Muslim sect, concerning threats he made against a
> black reporter,
> Milton Coleman, who released information regarding
Jesse
> Jackson's use of
> the term "hymie." 41 min. (MPI home video)
>
> An Interview with Louis Farrakhan.
> Demagogue or insightful promoter of black
> responsibility? In this exclusive
> ABC News "Nightline" interview, Ted Koppel and Minister
> Louis
> Farrakhan discuss Farrakhan's incendiary rhetoric and
> charismatic
> leadership. Topics probed include Farrakhan's allegedly
> anti-Semitic
> statements that have alienated the Jewish community,
and
> his friendship with
> and billion-dollar gift from Libyan leader Muammar
> al-Qaddafi. Farrakhan
> also discusses his pivotal roles as organizer of the
> Million Man March and
> spokesman for African-American Muslims. 1998. 22 min.
> (MPI home video)
>
> Malcolm X stuff
>
> Malcolm X: Make it Plain (available in home video or from PBS)
>
> El-Hajj Malik el-Shabazz (Malcolm X) / WABC-TV. New York : McGraw-Hill
> Films, 1978.
> 2 videocassettes (56 min.) (available in home video)
>
> Malcolm X : militant black leader. Bala Cynwyd, PA : Schlessinger Video
> Productions, c1992. 30 min.
> Gary Handman
> Director
> Media Resources Center
> Moffitt Library
> UC Berkeley 94720-6000
> http://www.lib.berkeley.edu/MRC
>
> "Everything wants to become television" (James Ulmer -- Teletheory)