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American History X

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"Derek Vinyard, the charismatic leader of a group of young white supremacists in Los Angeles, lands in prison for a brutal, hate-driven murder. Upon his release, ashamed of his past and pledging to reform, Derek realizes he must save his younger brother, Danny, from a similar fate. A groundbreaking controversial drama about the tragic consequences of racism in a family."--Container.
DVD
1998
Law (Klaus Reading Room) Map
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La Playa D.C.

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"Tomas, an Afro-Colombian teenager who fled the country's Pacific Coast, pushed out by the war, faces the difficulties of growing up in a city of exclusion and racism. When Jairo, his younger brother and closest friend, disappears, Tomas plunges into the streets of the city. His search becomes an initiatory journey that compels him to face his past and to leave aside the influence of his brothers in order to find his own identity"--Container.
DVD
2013; 2012
Clemons (Stacks)
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Rat Film

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"A unique blend of history, sci-fi, poetry and portraiture, Rat Film ... breaks documentary norms and dissects how racial segregation, redlining, and environmental racism built the Baltimore we see today."--Container.
DVD
2017; 2016
Clemons (Stacks)
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Ovarian Psycos

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"Riding at night through streets deemed dangerous in Eastside Los Angeles, the Ovarian Psycos use their bicycles to confront the violence in their lives .... The film Ovarian Psycos rides along with the Ovas, exploring the impact of the group's activism, born of feminist ideals, indigenous understanding and an urban/-hood mentality, on neighborhood women and communities as they confront injustice, racism, and violence, and take back their streets one ride at a time"--Container.
DVD
2016
Clemons (Stacks)
5.

I Am Not Your Negro

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Master documentary filmmaker Raoul Peck envisions the book James Baldwin never finished. The result is a radical, up-to-the-minute examination of race in America, using Baldwin's original words and a flood of rich archival material. A journey into black history that connects the past of the Civil Rights movement to the present of #BlackLivesMatter.
DVD
2017; 2016
Law (Klaus Reading Room) Map
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Cracking the Codes: The System of Racial Inequity

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"In the U.S., race --more than any other demographic factor-- determines levels of individual educational achievement, health and life expectancy, possibility of incarceration, and wealth. This film reveals a self-perpetuating system of inequity in which internal factors play out in external structures: institutions, policy and law. Designed for dialogue and learning, Cracking the codes : the system of racial inequity works to disentangle internal beliefs within, as it builds skills to recognize and address the external drivers of inequity"--Container.
DVD
2012
Clemons (Stacks)
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Woodlawn

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In 1973, a spiritual awakening captured the heart of nearly every player of the Woodlawn High School football team, including its coach Tandy Gerelds. Their dedication to love and unity in a school filled with racism and hate leads to the largest high school football game ever played in the torn city of Birmingham, Alabama, and the rise of its first African American superstar, Tony Nathan.
DVD
2016; 2015
Law (Klaus Reading Room) Map
8.

American Denial

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"In 1938, Swedish researcher and Nobel Laureate Gunnar Myrdal plunges into America's Jim Crow South. His resulting study, An American dilemma (1944), poses a profoundly unsettling question: How can a people devoted to the American creed of equality, justice and opportunity for all continue to erect obstacles to those ends based on race? Through Myrdal's story and contemporary racial dynamics, the film explores how denial, cognitive dissonance, and implicit bias persist and shape all of our lives"--From container.
DVD
2014
Clemons (Stacks)
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The Life and Times of Sara Baartman: "The Hottentot Venus"

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A documentary of the life a Khoikhoi woman who was taken from South Africa in 1810 and exhibited as a freak across Britain. The image and ideas for "The Hottentot Venus" (particularly the interest in her sexual anatomy) swept through British popular culture. A court battle waged by abolitionists to free her from her exhibitors failed. In 1814, a year before her death, she was taken to France and became the object of scientific research that formed the bedrock of European ideas about black female sexuality.
DVD
2008; 2010
Clemons (Stacks)
10.

Mirrors of Privilege: Making Whiteness Visible

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This film advances the argument that with transformative learning, a dialogue for learning, changing, healing, and undoing race-based oppression can begin. It features the experiences and stories of White women and men who are social justice advocates. They have worked to gain insight into what it means, as White people, to challenge notions of race, racism, culture and White identity development in the United States. Their shared reflections speak to the denial, defensiveness, guilt, fear and shame often related to these issues and show how these responses can be replaced with solid commitments towards racial justice.
DVD
2006
Clemons (Stacks)
11.

Race: The Power of an Illusion

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[This series] challenges one of our most fundamental beliefs: that humans come divided into a few distinct biological groups. This...series is an eye-opening tale of how what we assume to be normal, commonsense, even scientific, is actually shaped by our history, social institutions and cultural beliefs. Episode one explores how recent scientific discoveries have toppled the concept of biological race. Episode two questions the belief that race has always been with us. It traces the race concept to the European conquest of the Americas. Episode three focuses on how our institutions shape and create race.
DVD
2003
Clemons (Stacks)
12.

The Color of Fear: A Film

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Examines the pain and anguish that racism has caused in the lives of North American men of Asian, European, Latin and African descent. Out of their confrontations and struggles to understand and trust each other emerges an emotional and insightful portrayal into the type of dialogue most of us fear, but hope will happen sometime in our lifetime. The intention of the supplementary film study guides is to give the viewer an opportunity to test his or her facilitation skills and to deepen the awareness of self in relation to the world. The CD-ROM contains a series of questions, based on the film, to challenge viewers to reexamine their thinking (and possible assumptions) about the material they are viewing, and the DVDcontains the film, divided up into vignettes.
DVD
1997
Clemons (Stacks)
13.

Luis Buñuel

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The young one: the game warden of a Carolina preserve and the teenage girl who lives on the island are isolated until jazz musician Traver arrives, on the run from a lynch mob. Gran Casino: In Tampico, two jail escapees start working for an oilman who is fighting a local casino owner. When the oilman disappears, his sister comes to take over the business, and finds it being run by one of the men. Believing that he has killed her brother to keep the wells for himself, she starts working as a singer in the same casino where her brother disappeared.
DVD
2007
Clemons (Stacks)
14.

The Angry Eye: With Jane Elliott

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Documentary on Jane Elliott's blue-eyed/brown-eyed exercise in discrimination involving college students forced to experience racist treatment minorites have received for years.
DVD
2004
Clemons (Stacks)
15.

Blue Eyed

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Jane Elliott conducts a workshop where an arbitrarily selected group of individuals is targeted to experience prejudice and bigotry. Based on the blue eyed-brown eyed exercise.
VHS
1996
Ivy (By Request)
16.

The Magical Life of Long Tack Sam

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A documentary about the life of the filmmaker's great-grandfather, a Chinese acrobat and magician who had a very successful vaudeville act that travelled all over the world. Examines how Long Tack Sam overcame isolation, poverty, cultural and linguistic barriers, and racism to succeed as an international entertainer. However, he refused to appear in motion pictures because of the negative portrayals of Chinese people. Includes interviews with family, friends, and associates, interwoven with archival material, and animated recreations.
VHS
2003
Ivy (By Request)
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Race: The Power of an Illusion

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Episode one explores how recent scientific discoveries have toppled the concept of biological race. Episode two questions the belief that race has always been with us. It traces the race concept to the European conquest of the Americas. Episode three focuses on how our institutions shape and create race.
VHS
2003
18.

Monique

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Welbon reminisces about her hatred of Monique, the only other black child in her first grade class of white students, and how both of them were outcasts from the rest of the class.
VHS
1997
Ivy (By Request)
19.

The Essential Blue Eyed: 50 Minute Trainer's Edition and 36 Minute Debriefing

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Jane Elliott conducts a diversity training workshop where an arbitrarily selected group of individuals is targeted to experience prejudice and bigotry. The workshop is based on the blue-eyed/brown-eyed exercise.
VHS
1999; 1996
Ivy (By Request)
20.

Not in Our Town

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Documentary about the people of Billings, Montana who joined together to stand up for Native American, Afro-American and Jewish neighbors who were under attack by white supremacists. In response to a series of hate crimes, the community moved into action.
VHS
1995
Ivy (By Request)