Birth of a movement : the battle against America's first blockbuster /
Northern Lights Productions presents ; author, Kwyn Bader and Dick Lehr ; directed by Susan Gray and Bestor Cram ; produced by Bestor Cram, Susan Gray, Matthew MacLean ; a presentation of Northern Lights Productions, in association with Thirteen Productions LLC for WNET.
imprint
Arlington, VA : PBS Distribution, [2017]
description
1 videodisc (approximately 60 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
ISBN
1531701442, 9781531701444
format(s)
DVD
Holdings
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imprint
Arlington, VA : PBS Distribution, [2017]
isbn
1531701442
9781531701444
standard identifier
841887033107
publisher #
INL61807
credits note
Executive producers, Sam Pollard and Henry Louis Gates, Jr. ; Executive producer for WNET, Julie Anderson ; Directors and producers, Susan Gray and Bestor Cram ; Editor, Daniel Mooney ; Writers, Kwyn Bader and Dick Lehr ; Original music by Paul D. Miller AKA DJ Spooky and John Kusiak ; Cinematographers, Jesse Beecher, Bester Cram and Dan Mooney.
general note
Based on the book by Dick Lehr.
Originally broadcast in 2016.
Widescreen (16x9).
performer
Narrated by Danny Glover.
abstract
"In 1915, African American newspaper editor and civil rights activist William Monroe Trotter waged a battle against D.W. Griffith's notoriously Ku Klux Klan-friendly blockbuster The Birth of a Nation, which unleashed a fight still raging today about race relations and representation, and the power and influence of Hollywood. Birth of a Movement features commentary from Spike Lee, Reginald Hudlin, Henry Louis Gates, Jr., and DJ Spooky (who created a new score and remix of the Griffith film), and numerous clips from the technically groundbreaking but racially astounding epic"--Container.
language note
In English, with optional English subtitles.
catalogue key
10854334
target audience
Rating: TVPG.
technical details
DVD, NTSC, region 1; Widescreen (16x9) presentation; Stereo.

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