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Jena 6In a small-town Jena, Louisiana, six families are fighting for their sons' lives. Two nooses are left as a warning to black students trying to integrate their playground, fights break out across town, a white man pulls a shotgun on black students, someone burns down most of the school, the DA puts six black students on trial for attempted murder, and the quiet town of Jena becomes the site of the largest civil rights demonstration in the South since the 1960s. This film presents the story of racial inequality and violence, once hidden and now becoming painfully apparent. It is a powerful symbol for, and example of, how racial justice works in America—where the lynching noose has now been replaced by the DA's pen. Contains mature subject matter. Viewer discretion is advised. (29 minutes) - Description from Films on Demand
Anatomy of Hate: A Dialogue for HopeTo make this film, director Michael Ramsdell spent six years among organizations that define themselves in ideological opposition to other groups, sometimes with extreme hatred. As he spent time with white supremacists, Muslim extremists, militant fundamentalist Christians, participants on both sides of the Palestinian-Israeli conflict, and American combatants in Iraq, he began to unravel the mystery of the anatomy of hate. The resulting documentary mixes profoundly disturbing footage of racist and antigay tirades with interviews from sociologists and neuroscientists who explain the psychological—rather than political or religious—mechanisms that make people take violent action against other groups. Throughout the film, stories of redemption told by former hate group members prove that inner change is possible. While the film can be difficult to watch, it should prompt thoughtful discussion in sociology, psychology, anthropology, and political science classes. Some content may be objectionable. Contains harsh and inflammatory language. (88 minutes) - Description for Films on Demand
BanishedBetween 1860 and 1920, hundreds of U.S. counties expelled their African-American residents. The pattern was horrifically similar in almost all cases: a black man was accused of assaulting a white woman, was lynched, and then white rioters attacked black neighborhoods with guns and firebombs. After blacks fled for their lives, whites illegally assumed ownership of the abandoned property. This program places these events in the context of present-day race relations by visiting towns in Georgia, Missouri, and Arkansas where banishments took place. As black and white citizens warily explore the idea of reparations and reconciliation, the film reveals that even one hundred years later these communities tend to uphold the legacy of racial segregation. (84 minutes) - Description from Films on Demand
Black Hollywood: Blaxploitation and Advancing an Independent Black CinemaThis 1984 feature documentary explores the role of black actors, black directors, and the black audience in American movies. Lorenzo Tucker, known as the Black Valentino, discusses his career with Oscar Micheaux. Joel Fluellen and Vincent Tubbs tell memorable stories of what life was like for the few blacks working in Hollywood in the 50s and 60s including Dorothy Dandridge. Also included are interviews with Diahnne Abbott, Rosalind Cash, and Alfre Woodard, who talk about negative stereotyping. Jim Brown, Vonetta McGee, and D'Urville Martin come up with alternative solutions to the one-way street that was "blaxploitation" and discuss new ways of advancing an independent black cinema. Included is a marvelous speech by Sidney Poitier on accepting the Black Hall of Fame "Oscar.” Grandmaster Flash and his "Message" is the theme tune and the writer Oscar Williams holds the whole show together with his advice to the creative outsider. (75 minutes)
Erasing HateViolent skinhead Bryon Widner’s face, neck, and hands were covered with intimidating tattoos before he began the lengthy process of having them removed. But tattoo removal was just the outward sign of an inner transformation. Bryon had been an active and particularly vicious member of the white supremacist movement for 16 years—one of his tattoos signified a willingness to kill for the Aryan race—until meeting his wife and having a change of heart. This program follows Bryon and his family through the painful laser treatments as his journey from runaway teen to extremist skinhead to soul-searching family man is revealed. Discussing why they left Hammerskin Nation and the death threats they still receive, the Widners provide viewers with an inside look at the world of white power hate groups. Contains harsh and inflammatory language. (92 minutes) - Description from Films on Demand
Mississippi Cold Case: Solving a Murder from the Civil Rights EraIn the summer of 1964, two black teenagers, Charles Moore and Henry Dee, were found murdered in Louisiana. The atrocity was soon eclipsed by the Mississippi Burning case and forgotten. Forty years later, Moore’s brother Thomas and CBC documentary filmmaker David Ridgen reignited a quest for justice. This award-winning film documents their investigation, which included the remarkable discovery that one of the suspects—a Ku Klux Klansman named James Ford Seale, presumed to have died years earlier—was in fact alive. Viewers will learn how the efforts of Moore and Ridgen led federal authorities to reopen the case and, after a legal roller-coaster ride, secure an indictment, a trial, and a conviction. Original CBC broadcast title: Mississippi Cold Case. Some language may be offensive. (45 minutes) - Description from Films on Demand
Moyers & Company: The United States of FergusonIn the wake of decisions by grand juries in both Missouri and New York’s Staten Island not to indict white police officers in the deaths of unarmed African-Americans, this edition of Moyers & Company is an encore broadcast of Bill’s conversation earlier this year with journalist Ta-Nehisi Coates, a senior editor for The Atlantic, about his cover story “The Case for Reparations” about why America needs to reconcile with its racist past. Broadcast Date: December 5, 2014. - Description from Films on Demand
Remembering Rodney KingRodney King, whose 1991 videotaped beating by Los Angeles police launched a public dialogue about race relations in the United States, died at age 47. NewsHour correspondent Jeffrey Brown, Patt Morrison of The Los Angeles Times, and Darnell Hunt of the University of California, Los Angeles, discuss his complicated life. Original broadcast date: June 18, 2012. (7 minutes) - Description from Films on Demand