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Driving While Black

Synopsis
This film is based in Cincinnati where friction between the Police Department and the African-American population has escalated into confrontation more than once in the past thirty years. The issue of ‘stop and frisk’, the American term for stop and search, is investigated at a time when a number of Civil Rights organisations have presented a legal case against the Police Department, supported by the most extensive research completed so far on racial profiling.
Series
Dd201 Sociology and Society, Course
Language
English
Country
Great Britain
Year of production
2001
Availability
Out of distribution
Subjects
Social Studies
Keywords
civil rights; police forces; race relations; United States of America; racial stereotyping

Distribution Formats

Type
DVD
Format
DVD-R
Price
£34.99 (CM)
Availability
Sale
Duration/Size
30 minutes
Year
2011

Type
VHS
Format
PAL
Price
£34.99 (OU)
Duration/Size
30 minutes
Year
2011

Production Company

Name

Open University Production Centre

Distributor

Name

Canny Store

Web
https://cannystore.com/ External site opens in new window
Phone
01789 207440
Address
The Mansley Centre
Timothy’s Bridge Road
Stratford upon Avon
CV37 9NQ
Name

Open University Worldwide

Web
http://www.ouw.co.uk External site opens in new window
Phone
+44 (0) 1908 274066
Address
Walton Hall
Milton Keynes
MK7 6AA
Notes
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