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The Resource Herskovits at the heart of blackness, Vital Pictures, ITVS ; directed and produced by Llewellyn M. Smith ; producer & director of research, Vincent Brown ; executive producer, Christine Herbes-Sommers

Herskovits at the heart of blackness, Vital Pictures, ITVS ; directed and produced by Llewellyn M. Smith ; producer & director of research, Vincent Brown ; executive producer, Christine Herbes-Sommers

Label
Herskovits at the heart of blackness
Title
Herskovits at the heart of blackness
Statement of responsibility
Vital Pictures, ITVS ; directed and produced by Llewellyn M. Smith ; producer & director of research, Vincent Brown ; executive producer, Christine Herbes-Sommers
Contributor
Composer
Director
Producer
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
This documentary traces the career of Melville J. Herskovits, the pioneering American anthropologist of African Studies and controversial intellectual who established the first African Studies Center at an American university and authored The Myth of the Negro Past. Rarely seen archival footage, provocative animation, and unique photo montage re-enactments propel the story and interviews from leading scholars of race and culture forward
Cataloging source
NUI
Characteristic
videorecording
Credits note
Director of photography, Tom Fahey ; animation, Susan Chien [and others] ; editor, James Rutenbeck ; original music, Darryl Harper, Xavier Davis
Dewey number
301.092
Language note
  • In English
  • Closed captioned
LC call number
GN21.H47
LC item number
H477 2009
PerformerNote
Interviewees: K. Anthony Appiah, Lee D. Baker, Vincent Brown, Johnnetta Cole, Jean Herskovits Corry, Jerry Gershenhorn, Gelya Frank, Mae Ngai
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1967-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Smith, Llewellyn
  • Brown, Vincent
  • Herbes-Sommers, Christine
  • Harper, Darryl
  • Davis, Xavier
  • Vital Pictures (Firm)
  • Independent Television Service
  • California Newsreel (Firm)
Runtime
57
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Herskovits, Melville J.
  • Anthropologists
  • Anthropologists
  • Racism in anthropology
  • Anthropology
  • Herskovits, Melville J.
  • Anthropologists
  • Anthropology
  • Racism in anthropology
  • West Africa
  • United States
Technique
live action
Label
Herskovits at the heart of blackness, Vital Pictures, ITVS ; directed and produced by Llewellyn M. Smith ; producer & director of research, Vincent Brown ; executive producer, Christine Herbes-Sommers
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Title from feature
Carrier category
videodisc
Carrier category code
  • vd
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
mixed
Configuration of playback channels
unknown
Content category
two-dimensional moving image
Content type code
  • tdi
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Herskovits, anthropology & identity -- Jews & blacks : similar experiences? -- Anthropology as a study of race -- "What are you?" -- Rediscovering Africa -- Africanisms in the Americas -- Politics and the production of knowledge -- The myth of the negro past -- Conflicts with black scholars -- The decolonization of Africa -- Reinterpretations and black power -- Who gets to define a people's identity?
Control code
319068381
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
other
Edition
Widescreen version.
Extent
1 videodisc (57 min.)
Media category
video
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • v
Medium for sound
videodisc
Note
MU: Performance rights: Home view.
Other physical details
sound, color with black and white sequences
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System control number
(OCoLC)319068381
System details
DVD
Video recording format
DVD
Label
Herskovits at the heart of blackness, Vital Pictures, ITVS ; directed and produced by Llewellyn M. Smith ; producer & director of research, Vincent Brown ; executive producer, Christine Herbes-Sommers
Publication
Note
Title from feature
Carrier category
videodisc
Carrier category code
  • vd
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
mixed
Configuration of playback channels
unknown
Content category
two-dimensional moving image
Content type code
  • tdi
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Herskovits, anthropology & identity -- Jews & blacks : similar experiences? -- Anthropology as a study of race -- "What are you?" -- Rediscovering Africa -- Africanisms in the Americas -- Politics and the production of knowledge -- The myth of the negro past -- Conflicts with black scholars -- The decolonization of Africa -- Reinterpretations and black power -- Who gets to define a people's identity?
Control code
319068381
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
other
Edition
Widescreen version.
Extent
1 videodisc (57 min.)
Media category
video
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • v
Medium for sound
videodisc
Note
MU: Performance rights: Home view.
Other physical details
sound, color with black and white sequences
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System control number
(OCoLC)319068381
System details
DVD
Video recording format
DVD

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