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Race in Film

10,000 Black Men Named George (2002)

Director, Robert Townsend. Cast: Andre Braugher, Karen Eyo,Charles S. Dutton, Mario Van Peebles, Ardon Bess, CarlaBrothers, Kedar Brown, Amanda Brugel, Joel Gordon. Adramatization of the true story of the formation of the firstblack-controlled union, the Brotherhood of Sleeping CarPorters. Asa Philip Randolph, a black journalist establishes avoice for the forgotten workers of the Pullman Rail Company,where all black porters were simply named "George", afterGeorge Pullman, the first person to employ emancipated slaves.95 in.

100% Arabica (Cent pour cent Arabica; One hundred percent Arabica) (France / Belgium / Switzerland, 1997)

Director, Mahmoud Zemmouri. Cast: Khaled, Cheb Mami, Mouss, Najim Laouriga, Fard Fedjer, Youssef Diawara, Patrice Thibaud, Mohamed Camara. The rising popularity of a local band threatens orthodox religious groups in a mixed Arab and African housing project outside Paris. Attendance at the mosque falls and drastic measures are taken to keep the balance of power in the hands of the religious leaders. No one can stop the infectious popularity of the music, however, and when all the musicians finally sing together, everyone is united. 85 min.

15 to Life (2002?)

Directed by Moon Jones. Cast: Moon Jones, Stefanie Tremblay,Daniel Zirilli, Jalene Mack, Alfred Holmes, Boyce Ellisl; specialappearances by Black Menace, Big Slack, J Dogg. It's prison life atits grittiest in this urban tale of three teenage boys who followin their father's footsteps through the violent system. When ayoung filmmaker begins a documentary on the boys, she discoversthat a dirty cop is behind their wrongful incarceration. Now shemust prove their innocence. 81 min.

3 Strikes (2000)

Directed by D. J. Pooh. Cast: Brian Hooks, David Alan Grier,Faizon Love, N'Bushe Wright. With two strikes against him, RobDouglas has two choices; either clear his name or go back to jailto face a twenty five year sentence. 82 min. Credits and other information from the Internet Movie Database

38--auch das war Wien (Austria / West Germany, 1987)

Director, Wolfgang Gluck. Cast: Sunnyi Melles, Tobias Engel, Heinz Trixner, Ingrid Burkhard. Follows two lovers--one Jewish, one Aryan--in pre-war Vienna who are blind to the inhumanity which surrounds them. In German without subtitles. 94 min. Credits and other information from the Internet Movie Database

40 qm Deutschland (Turkey / West Germany, 1986)

Director, Tevfik Baser. The tale of a young Turkish woman who, after an arranged marriage, follows her much older husband to Hamburg, where he had been working for some time. Instead of allowing his wife to experience for herself life in this German city, the husband anxiously shields her from any contact with the host culture and keeps her a prisoner in their apartment. PAL format. In Turkish with German subtitles. 76 min. Credits and other information from the Internet Movie Database

A Better Life (2011)

Directed by Chris Weitz. Cast: Demian Bichir, Jose Julian, Joaquin Cosio, Eddie 'Piolin' Sotelo. Carlos Galindo, a gardener in East L.A., always dreamed of a better life for his wife and newborn son when he crossed the border into the U.S. But when his wife left him, Carlos's only goal became to keep his son away from gangs and immigration agents while trying to give him the opportunities he never had. A story that follows father and son as they embark on a physical and spiritual journey where they discover that family is the most important part of the American dream. 98 min.

A Bite to Eat (Czechoslovakia, 1963)

Directed by Jan Nemec. Nemec's diploma film from the Prague Film Academy. The film is a hallucinatory moment, virtually without dialogue and handles one man's feverish attempt to steal a loaf of bread from a Nazi-guarded train. 10 min. In Czech with German subtitles.

A Child of the Ghetto. (1910)

Directed by D.W. Griffith. Cast: Kate Bruce, George Nichols, Henry B. Walthall, Dorothy West. After her mother's death, Ruth struggles to support herself as a seamstress. While Ruth delivers shirts to the factory owner, the owner's son steals some money and Ruth is accused of the crime. She flees the ghetto of New York's Lower East Side and hides in the country where a young farmer takes her in and they fall in love. Silent with English intertitles. 16 min. ; ; Credits and other information from the Internet Movie DatabaseSee also:

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