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John Wideman [electronic resource]

California Newsreel (Firm)
Format
Video; Computer Resource; Online Video; Online
Summary
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.
Release Date
2012
Run Time
26 min.
Language
English
Rating
6 & up
Notes
  • 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.
Contents
  • 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)
Published
New York, N.Y. : Films Media Group, [2012], cuuuu.
Publisher no.
4623 Films Media Group
Access Restriction
Access requires authentication through Films on Demand.
Description
1 streaming video file (26 min.) : sd., col., digital file.
System requirements: FOD playback platform.
Mode of access: Internet.
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