Some documentaries on dvd to celebrate Black History Month.

FINDING FELA FIRST BLACK BRITONS LONG WALK OF NELSON MANDEL BLACK POWER MIXTAPE

ALL WHITE IN BARKING/MEN OF THE CITY (E) 2007/9 MARC ISAACS £12.99
Double bill of documentaries from Marc Isaacs. ‘All White in Barking’ (2007) examines the attitudes the white citizens of Barking have towards the immigrants living in the area. These attitudes generally involve prejudices which focus on what clothes the immigrants wear, the religion they follow and the food they eat. ‘Men of the City’ (2009) follows a trader, a street-sweeper, an immigrant and an insurance agent in London as they attempt to move forward in the economic crisis and discover their place in the capital city.
ARCHITECTS OF CIVIL RIGHTS (E) 2010 £14.99
Film looks at the legacy of American civil rights pioneers such as Rosa Parks & Martin Luther King.
BLACK POWER MIXTAPE 1967-1975 (12) 2011 OLSSON, GÖRAN £17.99
Swedish documentary director Göran Olsson compiles this feature-length collection of archive footage chronicling the US Black Power movement, originally shot by a group of Swedish television journalists during the 1960s and 70s.
BRAZIL – AN INCONVENIENT HISTORY (E) £14.99
The history of the biggest ever slave population. Whereas 4% of all African slaves were transported to North America, 40% were shipped to Brazil. This programme looks at those estimated 4 million people, on whose backs Brazil was built and without whom none of its present-day culture would be possible.
FINDING FELA! (15) 2014 GIBNEY, ALEX £15.99
Documentary about the Nigerian singer Fela Kuti.
FIRST BLACK BRITONS (UK) UK £14.99
Centers on the incredible history of the West India Regiment and the act of parliament that established them as a new class of citizen – ‘Black and British’
HISTORICAL ICONS: MANDELA – MAN OF VISION (E) 2013 £14.99
Documentary about South African anti-apartheid politician Nelson Mandela.
HISTORICAL ICONS: MARTIN LUTHER KING (E) 2013 £14.99
Educational documentary about American civil rights activist Martin Luther King.
HISTORICAL ICONS: ROSA PARKS (E) 2014 £14.99
Film about American civil rights activist Rosa Parks.
IN THE LAND OF THE FREE…(E) 2009 USA VADIM JEAN £14.99
Samuel L. Jackson narrates this documentary about three black men who spent decades in solitary confinement after being targeted by prison officials for being members of the Black Panther Party and for fighting against inhumane prison conditions.
THE LONG WALK OF NELSON MANDELA (E) 2013 £17.99
Documentary that examines the remarkable life of Nelson Mandela, the South African civil rights activist and leader who spent over a quarter of a century in prison.
MADE IN JAMAICA (15) 2006 LAPERROUSAZ, EROME £15.99
A music documentary that traces the culture of reggae in Jamaican society.
MANDELA: SON OF AFRICA, FATHER OF A NATION (E) USA/SA 1996 MENELL,J/GIBSON, A £26.99
Oscar-nominated documentary.
MAMA AFRICA (U) 2011 KAURISMÄKI, MIKA £15.99
Documentary on the life of the South African singer, Miriam Makeba. Makeba, known affectionately as Mama Africa,
MARTIN LUTHER KING JNR: BEEN TO THE MOUNTAIN TOP (E) 1968 £17.99
A collection of speeches and conversations of the great orator and civil rights leader spanning the last ten years of his life. Includes the ‘I’ve been to the mountaintop’ speech from Tennesse on April 3rd 1968; addressing the bus boycott in Montgomery, Alabama; accepting the Nobel Peace Prize; ‘Bloody Sunday’ in Selma, Alabama; opposing the Vietnam war; and co-ordinating the ‘Poor People’s March’.
MARTIN LUTHER KING JNR: A HISTORICAL PERSPECTIVE (E) 2004 FRIEDMAN, TOM £9.99
Documentary about the inspirational American civil rights leader, who was assassinated in 1968, focusing on the legacy of his life and career and using rare archive footage and interviews.
MEN OF PEACE (E) 2010 £19.99
Documentary about the lives and work of three influential men of peace: Mahatma Gandhi, Martin Luther King and Nelson Mandela. All three of these men faced tumultuous times and risked immense personal danger to promote their philosophy of peaceful, nonviolent protest against political injustice and tyranny.
NELSON MANDELA – THE FREEDOM FIGHTER (E) 2013 £19.99
Three documentaries tracing the life and times of Nelson Mandela. Films are: ‘The Life and Times of Nelson Mandela’, ‘Projek Mandela’ and ‘Mandela’s Last Mile’.
NELSON MANDELA: IN HIS OWN WORDS (E) 2008 £9.99
Former South African President, Nelson Mandela, has dedicated his life to the struggle against apartheid in his native country. In this documentary, Mandela talks about his fight against racial segregation from the early days of the Rivonia Trial in 1963, through to his incarceration for 27 years on Robben Island, to his eventual freedom and the birth of a new nation.
MANDELA: THE MAN AND HIS COUNTRY (E) 2012 £9.99
This documentary relates his story and features interviews with leading civil rights activists and archive news footage.
THE NINE MUSES (PG) 2010 AKOMFRAH, JOHN £15.99
Anglo-Ghanaian film maker John Akomfrah’s experimental documentary essay uses an abstract montage of archive material, landscape photography and literary reference to explore themes of immigration and identity.
ONE MAN: THE STORY OF NELSON MANDELA (E) 2012 £16.99
Documentary profile of the legendary South African leader who was famously imprisoned for 27 years for resisting his nation’s apartheid regime. When he was released from prison Mandela was quickly awarded the Nobel Peace Prize and elected South Africa’s first black president, completing a remarkable turnaround in both the life of the man and the nation where he grew up subject to racial abuse and discrimination.
RESPOND TO SOUND (E) £15.99
Documentary depicting the evolution of Black American street dance from 1760s to the 1960s, and how it laid the foundation for Hip Hop.
SEARCH FOR ROBERT JOHNSON (E) USA 1992 £12.99
Documentary about the blues singer.
SIMON SCHAMA’S ROUGH CROSSING (15) UK 2007 £15.99
True story of the struggle for freedom endured by thousands of African-American slaves, whisked from the plantations to fight on the British frontline during the War Of Independence.
SING YOUR SONG (12A) 2011 ROSTOCK, SUSANNE £15.99
Documentary about the life and work of singer and civil rights activist Harry Belafonte.
SOUNDTRACK FOR A REVOLUTION (E) 2009 BILL GUTTENTAG, B/STURMAN, D £14.99
   Documentary about the role music played in the American civil rights movement. The film features interviews with civil rights activists as well as performances from The Roots, John Legend, Wyclef Jean, Angie Stone and more.
THE STUART HALL PROJECT (PG) 2013 AKOMFRAH, JOHN £19.99
Documentary about cultural theorist Stuart Hall. The film examines Hall’s life and his journey from student to prominent left wing theorist.
UTOPIA (E) 2013 PILGER, JOHN £14.99
Aiming to uncover the truth about Australia’s treatment of its Aboriginal people, Pilger travels to a remote region in the West dubbed ‘Utopia’ where the reality is far removed from the perfection suggested by its title.
WE THE PEOPLE – FROM CRISPUS ATTUCKS TO PRESIDENT BARACK OBAMA (E) 2012 TAYLOR, TERRELL £12.99
American documentary exploring the links between the death of Crispus Attucks in 1770, the subsequent Revolutionary War and abolition of slavery, and the election of the country’s first African American president in 2008. Contributors include Spike Lee, Al Sharpton, Gayle King and Wyclef Jean.
THE WERETH ELEVEN (E) 2011 CHILD, ROBERT £24.99
Docudrama which weaves archive footage, interviews and drama to tell the tale of eleven African-American soldiers who were executed by the Nazis in one of the lesser known war crimes of WWII.
WHEN THE LEVEES BROKE: A REQUIEM IN FOUR ACTS (E) USA 2006 SPIKE, LEE £25.99
Documentary about Hurricane Katrina, which takes in personal stories and at the same time explores a nation still divided along race and class lines.

DVD available to buy at – http://www.worldonlinecinema.com/Home/documentaries#TOC-RACE-AND-GENDER-DOCUMENTARIES-ON-DVD

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