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Kelly Loves Tony

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Seventeen year-old Kelly Saeteurn has a dream--she calls it her "American dream." As a fresh high school graduate on her way to college she envisions a rosy future for herself, full of exciting opportunities granted by a college education. Kelly is the first in her family of Iu Mien refugees from Laos to have accomplished as much as she already has, but her dreams exist in sharp contrast to her reality. She is also pregnant. Her boyfriend Tony is a junior high drop out and ex-con whom she had met three months earlier at a shopping mall in Oakland, California. The honesty of this film's footage and dialogue offers viewers a rare glimpse into the lives of two young people struggling to make their relationship work in the face of overwhelming obstacles like parenthood, gender, culture a [...]
VHS
1998
Ivy (By Request)
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Blacks & Jews

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Early in the 20th century black and Jewish Americans joined forces against bigotry and for civil rights but in the late 1960's each group turned inward and the coalition fell apart. This film examines the history of this collaboration and recent racial conflicts between Afro-Americans and Jews and attempts at understanding and reconciliation, with particular emphasis on events in New York City and Oakland, California.
VHS
1997
Ivy (By Request)
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Children of Violence

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A documentary that focuses on the violence of life in an Oakland, Calif., barrio, as seen through daily events involving four teenage brothers and their mother who moves from the kitchen, to juvenile hall, to the hospital where two of her sons are recovering from gunshot wounds.
VHS
1982
Ivy (By Request)