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  • When the ANC won power in South Africa, they had to govern alongside their oppressors.
    Behind the Rainbow Trailer

    When the ANC won power in South Africa, they had to govern alongside their oppressors.

    Trailer (2:00)

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  • Meet Jewish anthropologist Melville Herskovits, who exploded myths about African Americans.
    Herskovits at the Heart of Blackness Trailer

    Meet Jewish anthropologist Melville Herskovits, who exploded myths about African Americans.

    Trailer (2:38)

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  • "Professor Herskovits seemed to think sometimes that he owned Africa."
    Herskovits at the Heart of Blackness Film Clip 1

    "Professor Herskovits seemed to think sometimes that he owned Africa."

    Film Clip (1:55)

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  • "Herskovits learns that the place to look for behavior is in cultural practice, not biology."
    Herskovits at the Heart of Blackness Film Clip 2

    "Herskovits learns that the place to look for behavior is in cultural practice, not biology."

    Film Clip (2:52)

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  • "The idea of race as this organizing way of thinking about people is still extremely pervasive."
    Herskovits at the Heart of Blackness Film Clip 3

    "The idea of race as this organizing way of thinking about people is still extremely pervasive."

    Film Clip (2:49)

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  • Can you own a sound? Go inside the clash between sampling culture and intellectual property law.
    Copyright Criminals Trailer

    Can you own a sound? Go inside the clash between sampling culture and intellectual property law.

    Trailer (1:00)

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  • "What the photographer is to the painter is what the modern producer is to the instrumentalist."
    Copyright Criminals Film Clip 1

    "What the photographer is to the painter is what the modern producer is to the instrumentalist."

    Film Clip (1:27)

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  • "They say I’m the world’s number one sampledest drummer. I haven’t got a penny for it yet though."
    Copyright Criminals Film Clip 2

    "They say I’m the world’s number one sampledest drummer. I haven’t got a penny for it yet though."

    Film Clip (2:52)

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  • "You can’t put soul in a bottle. You can’t quantify soul by a person who’s just got a briefcase."
    Copyright Criminals Film Clip 3

    "You can’t put soul in a bottle. You can’t quantify soul by a person who’s just got a briefcase."

    Film Clip (1:22)

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  • Harvard Professor Vincent Brown discusses the irony that a white man came to define black culture.
    Herskovits at the Heart of Blackness Behind the Scenes

    Harvard Professor Vincent Brown discusses the irony that a white man came to define black culture.

    Behind the Scenes (4:58)

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  • Is imitation sincerely flattery, or could it be an insidious form of mockery?
    Blacking Up: Hip-Hop's Remix of Race and Identity Web Exclusive

    Is imitation sincerely flattery, or could it be an insidious form of mockery?

    Web Exclusive (2:12)

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  • Reenacting an historically controversial event can challenge the documentary standard of objectivity.
    Scarred Justice: The Orangeburg Massacre 1968 Web Exclusive

    Reenacting an historically controversial event can challenge the documentary standard of objectivity.

    Web Exclusive (4:45)

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  • A young black entrepreneur in 1920 Paris brought African American jazz musicians to Montmartre.
    Harlem in Montmartre: A Paris Jazz Story Web Exclusive

    A young black entrepreneur in 1920 Paris brought African American jazz musicians to Montmartre.

    Web Exclusive (3:33)

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  • Rocky Otoo offers advice to first-generation Americans who are heading to college.
    Bronx Princess Behind the Scenes

    Rocky Otoo offers advice to first-generation Americans who are heading to college.

    Behind the Scenes (3:53)

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  • Bigotry knocked her down ... but her music knocked back.
    When I Rise Trailer

    Bigotry knocked her down ... but her music knocked back.

    Trailer (00:27)

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  • Prejudice and politics wounded Conrad deeply, but in the media she appeared stoic.
    When I Rise Clip

    Prejudice and politics wounded Conrad deeply, but in the media she appeared stoic.

    Film Clip (04:51)

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  • For Conrad - truly the embodiment of "Amazing Grace" - creativity is essential.
    When I Rise Video Extra 1

    For Conrad - truly the embodiment of "Amazing Grace" - creativity is essential.

    Web Exclusive (02:05)

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  • She made a split-second decision that changed everything.
    Me Facing Life Promo

    She made a split-second decision that changed everything.

    Trailer (00:27)

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  • Center Point, TX was a "safe haven" for African Americans, with rich musical traditions.
    When I Rise Video Extra 2

    Center Point, TX was a "safe haven" for African Americans, with rich musical traditions.

    Web Exclusive (04:13)

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  • Conrad's classmate, Robert Mims, believed students generally approved of desegregation.
    When I Rise Video Extra 3

    Conrad's classmate, Robert Mims, believed students generally approved of desegregation.

    Web Exclusive (04:37)

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  • In a pretrial interview, Dr. William Bernet listens as Cyntonia recounts a painful past.
    Me Facing Life Clip 1

    In a pretrial interview, Dr. William Bernet listens as Cyntonia recounts a painful past.

    Film Clip (03:09)

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  • Cyntoia's adoptive mother struggles to understand why she missed the warning signs.
    Me Facing Life Clip 2

    Cyntoia's adoptive mother struggles to understand why she missed the warning signs.

    Film Clip (01:43)

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  • In prison, Cyntoia tries to recuperate her own self-esteem after years of abuse.
    Me Facing Life Clip 3

    In prison, Cyntoia tries to recuperate her own self-esteem after years of abuse.

    Film Clip (02:58)

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  • Via prison telephone, Cyntoia recounts her past choices and hopes for a better future.
    Me Facing Life Video Extra

    Via prison telephone, Cyntoia recounts her past choices and hopes for a better future.

    Web Exclusive (02:34)

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  • Follow the unlikely story of America's original shock-jock.
    Adjust Your Color Promo

    Follow the unlikely story of America's original shock-jock.

    Trailer (00:31)

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  • Working class Kaya and his family face a hard choice when invited back to wealthy San Francisco.
    Remigration Trailer

    Working class Kaya and his family face a hard choice when invited back to wealthy San Francisco.

    Trailer (01:18)

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  • Basquiat was the wunderkind of New York's Lower East Side.
    Jean-Michel Basquiat Promo

    Basquiat was the wunderkind of New York's Lower East Side.

    Trailer (00:28)

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  • Who Was SAMO?
    Jean-Michel Basquiat Clip 1

    Who Was SAMO?

    Film Clip (01:33)

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  • He had a talent for transforming street energies into high art.
    Jean-Michel Basquiat Clip 2

    He had a talent for transforming street energies into high art.

    Film Clip (01:21)

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  • Shelbyville is not Mayberry anymore.
    Welcome to Shelbyville Promo

    Shelbyville is not Mayberry anymore.

    Trailer (00:26)

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