Viewing Race Announcement

Viewing Race (
Tue, 25 May 1999 13:11:04 -0700 (PDT)

National Video Resources (NVR) announces Viewing Race, a national,
video-based project and publication designed to promote the discussion of
race and its impact on American life. The project's goal is to assist
national and grassroots organizations, libraries, colleges and local
efforts to build community dialogue on the issues of race, ethnicity and
tolerance using independent film and video.

The project consists of 3 main elements: a Viewing Race publication (a
special issue of NVR's VideoForum); an interactive website, and an
extensive outreach program.

The VideoForum: Viewing Race publication includes essays by filmmakers and
scholars, an annotated videography for reference and teaching use;
discounted prices on many of the 73 films and videos in the collection;
recommended programming strands for screenings and discussions; "how to"
suggestions on implementing discussion sessions; and a resource list of
national organizations engaged in diversity and anti-racism work. Senior
editor is Dr. Chon Noriega of UCLA's Department of Film and Television. He
and the staff of NVR managed the publication in collaboration with a panel
of filmmakers and educators, as well as a board of over 20 library,
academic and institutional advisors.

To ORDER A FREE COPY of the Viewing Race publication, send your name,
address and organizational affiliation to us
By EMAIL to,
By FAX (212) 274-0284
By MAIL to National Video Resources, 73 Spring Street, Suite 606, New York,
NY 10012.

A few examples among the 73 selected films include: Eyes on the Prize
(produced by Blackside Productions); Blacks & Jews (Alan Snitow/Deborah
Kaufman); In Whose Honor? (Jay Rosenstein); Family Gathering (Lise Yasui);
Who Killed Vincent Chin? (Renee Tajima/Christine Choy); The Fight in the
Fields (Rick Tejada-Flores/Ray Telles); Miss India Georgia (Daniel
Friedman/Sharon Grimberg); Ethnic Notions (Marlon Riggs); Tales from Arab
Detroit (Joan Mandell); Chicano! (produced by National Latino
Communications Center); Blue Eyed (Bertram Verhagg); and Family Name (Macky
The Viewing Race website ( is being launched this
summer to present the program's material electronically and link
individuals to discussion groups and other resources in their communities.
Contact Info: The Viewing Race Project
National Video Resources
73 Spring Street, Suite 606
New York, NY 10012
Ph (212) 274-1782
Fx (212) 274-0284

Viewing Race is funded in part by the Ford Foundation, the Rockefeller
Foundation, the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation and the
Maurice Falk Medical Fund. For more information about the project, please
see NVR's web site ( ).