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  1. Black Nurses: The Women Who Saved the NHS (2016)

    Subject
    History; Social Studies

    Documentary which tells the story of the thousands of Caribbean and African women who answered the call 70 years ago to come to the UK to save the then ailing health service. [60 minutes]

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  2. '70: Remembering a Revolution (2011)

    Director
    Alex De Verteuil
    Subject
    History; Social Studies
    Distribution
    Sale, DVD (Region 1 NTSC, 47 minutes), $225.00

    This film tells the story of the Black Power revolution in Trinidad and Tobago. Between February and April 1970, the streets of Port of Spain were filled with young Black men and women chanting ‘Power to...

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  3. Racism: It’s Still Happening (2005)

    Director
    Gillian Neish
    Subject
    Social Studies
    Distribution
    Sale, DVD (Region 2 PAL, 15 minutes), £100.00

    Nine people from different black communities, who have experienced racism simply because of the colour of their skin and being visibly different, discuss their personal experiences, which are neither...

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  4. America in the Fifties: The Rage Within (2001 Video)

    Producer
    Nancy Button
    Subject
    History; Sociology
    Distribution
    Sale, Videocassette. VHS. col. 50 min., 2000 sale: £12.99 (inclusive)

    One of a series documenting American life and culture in the 1950s. The fabled good life delivers peace and plenty to white America, but bypasses black Americans. Depicts the struggle that black Americans...

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  5. Jazz - A Film by Ken Burns (3 Vols) (2001 Video)

    Director
    Ken Burns
    Subject
    Music
    Distribution
    DVD

    A comprehensive history of jazz, from its roots in the early 19th century to today. Features hundreds of rare and classic recordings and live performances from a century of jazz music, supported by...

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  6. Harlem in the Sixties (1998 Video)

    Subject
    Sociology
    Distribution
    Off-air recording licence, Videocassette. Standard formats. col. 29 min.

    Harlem was one of the flashpoints of the 1960s, a place where counter-culture, protest and opposition to entrenched political interest and repressive social structures exploded in riots and civil unrest. In...

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  7. Homebeats: Struggles for Racial Justice (1998 Multimedia)

    Subject
    History; Sociology
    Distribution
    CD-ROM

    Looks at racism and the black presence in Britain, using music, graphics, video, text and animation to cover the history of the struggle for racial justice, tracing the connections between slavery, the...

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  8. Race, Gender and the Politics of Containment (1997 Video)

    aka: More Things Change, The More They Stay the Same, The: African American Women and the Politics of Containment

    Subject
    Sociology; Women’s studies
    Distribution
    Sale, Videocassette. VHS. col. 60 min., 1998 sale: £10.00 (inclusive)

    In a public lecture Professor Patricia Hill Collins examines the current position of African-American women in the USA and looks at some of the strategies that have been deployed to confine their personal...

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  9. Too Close to Heaven: A History of Black Gospel Music (3 Parts) (1996 Video)

    Director
    Alan Lewens
    Producer
    Leo St Clair
    Subject
    Music
    Distribution
    Sale, Videocassettes. VHS. col. 180 min., 2000 sale: £25.00 (inclusive)

    Professor Horace Boyer traces the development of gospel music, using footage of live performances and interviews, from it West African roots and the spirituals sung by slaves in the American South through to...

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  10. Go West Young Man (1996)

    Director
    Keith Piper
    Subject
    Film studies; Social Studies
    Distribution
    Sale Hire, DVD (Region 0 PAL, 4 minutes), On request

    Man hands on misery to man. Father and son resist the stereotypes of their race and gender in this personal / historical survey of bias and prejudice. Montage and masculinity meet in an analysis of the black...

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