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Program 5 - 'I Heard It Through the Grapevine' featuring James Baldwin

  • Cinema Village 22 East 12th Street New York, NY, 10003 United States (map)

Can't Wear A Wig Forever - Out of work, out of benefits and almost out of hope, a young woman recants her journey which begins with the promises of education and ends with the changing of her self in a personal way. The trauma of unemployment leads to Karimah's undecided, yet conversation worthy, concerns about gender inequality in the workplace and prejudicial hiring practices. (2015, 5 min)

The Green Book Chronicles -  Trailer for the upcoming one hour documentary with animation connecting Victor H. Green's travel guides for African-Americans and travel stories between 1936-67.  'The Green Book' was published as a guide to the blacks-only areas and services in various towns, used like a Yellow Pages for African-Americans during U.S. segregation. (2015, 4 min)

I Heard It Through the Grapevine - James Baldwin retraces his time in the South during the Civil Rights Movement, reflecting with his trademark brilliance and insight on the passage of more than two decades. From Selma and Birmingham, and Atlanta, to the battleground beaches of St. Augustine, Florida, with Chinua Achebe, and back north for a visit to Newark with Amiri Baraka, Baldwin lays bare the fiction of progress in post–Civil Rights America—wondering “what happened to the children” and those “who did not die, but whose lives were smashed on Freedom Road". (1982, 90 min)

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