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Streaming Video Titles for Dr. Saidi's Classes
African Art, Women, History: The Luba People of Central Africa
This documentary is about Luba Art and the relationship between women, art and history. Welcome to the magical world of the Lukasa, a memory board, where kings are born only after their spirits have taken possession of the body of a woman. Then, watch history come alive.
In the romantic adventure of all time, an alcoholic skipper and a prim spinster confront danger and find love on a sleazy steamer during World War I. Bogart won his only Oscar for this movie.
The Africans, a Triple Heritage, Program 1, The Nature of a Continent
Examines Africa as the birthplace of humankind and discusses the impact of geography on African history, including the role of the Nile in the origin of civilization and the introduction of Islam to Africa through its Arabic borders.
The Africans, a Triple Heritage, Program 2, A Legacy of Lifestyles
Shows how contemporary African lifestyles are influenced by indigenous, Islamic, and Western factors. Compares simple African societies with those that are more complex and centralized, and examines the importance of family life.
The Battle of Algiers
One of the most influential political films in history, The Battle of Algiers, by Gillo Pontecorvo, vividly re-creates a key year in the tumultuous Algerian struggle for independence from the occupying French in the 1950s.
Burn! (Italian: Queimada) is a 1969 Italian-French war drama film directed by Gillo Pontecorvo and starring Marlon Brando, Evaristo Márquez and Renato Salvatori. The music was composed by Ennio Morricone. The fictional story focuses on the creation of a banana republic in the Caribbean, and the events that follow it. Brando plays a British secret government agent, named after the American filibuster William Walker, who manipulates a slave revolt to serve the interests of the sugar trade.
Cry of the Owl
Cry of the Owl follows three generations of strong Himba women as they raise their children and cope with the immense difficulties of survival. This film, shot 12 years ago, is an astonishing intimate portrait never seen before of the Himba people. A must see for Africa studies, Women studies Social and anthropological studies.
Generations of Resistance - South Africa: The Apartheid Years
From the moment that white colonizers stepped onto the shore of Southern Africa, there was black resistance. This resistance continued unabated until apartheid was defeated. But the story of this resistance was suppressed and distorted because whites controlled the history books. This documentary was an attempt to give back to the black people of South Africa their lost history, a history of heroic struggle.
Killing Us Softly 4: Advertising's Image of Women
In this new, highly anticipated update of her pioneering Killing Us Softly series, the first in more than a decade, Jean Kilbourne takes a fresh look at how advertising traffics in distorted and destructive ideals of femininity. The film marshals a range of new print and television advertisements to lay bare a stunning pattern of damaging gender stereotypes -- images and messages that too often reinforce unrealistic, and unhealthy, perceptions of beauty, perfection, and sexuality.
The Language You Cry In
Spanning hundreds of years and thousands of miles, this program recounts the remarkable saga of how a nursery rhyme sung by the Gullah people of present-day Georgia was confirmed to be of African origin. When 18th-century slavers sent human cargo from Sierra Leone to America’s coastal South, they also sent a trove of cultural information that had been passed from Mende mothers to their daughters for generations—including a particular song that had been carefully preserved because it was used in funeral rites. With the help of anthropologists, ethnomusicologists, linguists, and the singers themselves, the “nonsense lyrics” of the song found in Georgia were identified as those of the Mende dirge. Portions in other languages with English subtitles. (52 minutes)
On the coast of Ghana, in the shadows of the Portuguese slave forts, lies the Gulf of Guinea. This sea is home to the 'surf boys', teams of expert fisherman who paddle into the ocean in large canoes, sometimes staying at sea for one or even two nights.
The conflict between modern individualism and traditional society is seen through the eyes of two young Niger Delta women involved in a five-week-long women's initiation ceremony.
Reel Bad Arabs: How Hollywood Vilifies a People
This groundbreaking documentary dissects a slanderous aspect of cinematic history that has run virtually unchallenged from the earliest days of silent film to today's biggest Hollywood blockbusters.
Roots (1977): Episode 1
Roots (1977): Episode 2
Sometimes in April (2005)
Sometimes in April is a 2005 American made-for-television historical drama film about the Rwandan genocide.
South Africa: The Apartheid Years - Winnie Mandela
During the more than a quarter of a century that her husband spent in jail, Winnie Mandela was persecuted by the white authorities, first to put pressure on her husband, and then because she developed as a leader in her own right. Under enormous constraints, Winnie Mandela slowly developed a heroic public relations campaign that kept Nelson's image alive, and the attention of the world on South Africa.
South Africa Belongs to Us
Depicts the daily lives and struggles of black women living under apartheid in South Africa. Observes the lives of five ordinary women, including one who lives in the black reserves with her thirteen children and who is forbidden to join her husband in Johannesburg. Contains interviews with four South African female leaders including Winnie Mandela.
Taafe Fanga (Skirt Power)
A group of woman in an African village finds a mystical mask. Using the mask, they reverse gender roles, women act like men, and men act like women.
This documentary showing a day in the life of immigrant women chipping rocks into gravel outside Dar-es-Salaam, is both a protest against the oppression of African Women and a tribute to their resilience. In this film, the camera acts as a compassionate witness to a day in the life of Mozambican women refugees. We slowly come to recognize that these women are, in fact, parts of a giant machine, not just the quarry but the international economic system as a whole. The rocks, the women, the scarred landscape, are being constantly ground into the common currency of industrial civilization.With English subtitles.
Tough Guise 2: Violence, Manhood & American Culture
In this highly anticipated update of the influential and widely acclaimed Tough Guise, pioneering anti-violence educator and cultural theorist Jackson Katz argues that the ongoing epidemic of men's violence in America is rooted in our inability as a society to move beyond outmoded ideals of manhood.
The Tree of Iron
This is one of the few films to document archaeological work on ancient civilizations in Africa. It also deals with an important subject, African iron smelting, and presents convincing evidence for early indigenous technologies far more complex than previously expected.
White Like Me: Race, Racism & White Privilege in America
White Like Me, based on the work of acclaimed anti-racist educator and author Tim Wise, explores race and racism in the US through the lens of whiteness and white privilege.
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