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John Wideman [electronic resource]

California Newsreel (Firm)
Video; Computer Resource; Online Video; Online
This program focuses on the author of Sent for You Yesterday, Damballah, and Hiding Place, the man who, perhaps better than any other, epitomizes the painful split between middle-class blacks and the black urban underclass. In discussing his Brothers and Keepers-his memoir of a brother now serving a life term in prison-Wideman explores the factors that condemn one man to imprisonment, while another is able to transform a Pittsburgh ghetto, where both were raised, into a mythic place in the American literary imagination.
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26 min.
6 & up
  • Films on Demand is distributed by Films Media Group for Films for the Humanities & Sciences, Cambridge Educational, Meridian Education, and Shopware.
  • Encoded with permission for digital streaming by Films media Group on June 06, 2012.
  • Professor Wideman's Viewpoints (2:24)
  • Finding a Space to Exist (1:58)
  • "The Lynchers" (3:04)
  • "Philadelphia Fire" (4:24)
  • Wideman's Experience of Literature (3:18)
  • "The Black Faulkner" (3:51)
  • "Hostages" (1:36)
  • "Brothers and Keepers" (2:33)
  • Credits: John Wideman (1:55)
New York, N.Y. : Films Media Group, [2012], cuuuu.
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4623 Films Media Group
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1 streaming video file (26 min.) : sd., col., digital file.
System requirements: FOD playback platform.
Mode of access: Internet.
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