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Films with: Belafonte, Harry

Afternoon with Harry Belafonte
Harry Belafonte, internationally acclaimed artist and humanitarian, speaks on the subjects of social justice and equity at the university’s Martin Luther King, Jr. celebration. Belafonte, who has dedicated much of his life to supporting the worldwide human rights struggle, has also excelled in every area of the entertainment world as a recording artist, concert performer, movie star, Broadway actor, and television star and producer. The awards he has received are reflective of these passions and include the Albert Einstein Award; UNICEF's Danny Kaye Award; the Martin Luther King Peace Prize; and the Kennedy Center Honors for excellence in the performing arts. Belafonte, who was the first recipient of the Nelson Mandela Courage Award, has been honored by the American Jewish Congress; the NAACP; The Urban League; the National Conference of Black Mayors; the Anti-Defamation League of B'Nai B'rith; the ACLU; and the U.S. State Department and the Peace Corps. Belafonte has said that his work for human rights and his artistic pursuits have provided him with the basis for a productive and balanced life.
DVD 5334
Beat Street
Beat Street delves into the hip-hop culture of New York's streets to uncover the despairs, dreams, and triumphs of an emerging generation. Before the backdrop of wild rhythms and whirling bodies lies a tableau of young, aspiring young artists, striving to turn their fever into fame.
DVD 3800
Bobby
Revisits the night presidential-hopeful Robert F. Kennedy was assassinated at the Ambassador Hotel in June 1968. Tells the stories of a variety of people present on tgat fateful night, ranging from Kennedy's campaign staff and volunteers to the hotel owner, employees such as kitchen staff, and various guests.
DVD 5906
Carmen Jones
Joe, a military policeman about to make officer, is infatuated with the flirtatious and sexy Carmen Jones. Their ill-fated romance comes to a grisly end by the conclusion of the drama but not before their liaison has wreaked havoc with their lives and all who cross their paths.
DVD 1642
Donald McKayle heartbeats of a dancemaker /
African-American dancer, choreographer and teacher Donald McKayle's distinguished career began at age 18 in 1948. He has created over fifty works for the most celebrated companies in the United States, Canada, Europe and South America. Harry Belafonte provides candid reflections about McKayle's character and determination to stand on the frontline of changing racial prejudice in the performing arts in America. Rare archival television excerpts of dance classics from the 1950s and 1960s are shown for the first time as well as the television premiere of recent McKayle works performed by the Limon Dance Company of New York and the San Jose/Cleveland Ballet. Includes excerpts from Rainbow round my shoulder, Heartbeats, Saturday's child, District Storyville, They called her Moses, House of tears, Minstrel man, and Libertango and others.
DVD 9218
Kansas City
Set in 1934 Kansas City. A telegraph operator named Blondie kidnaps Carolyn Stilton, wife of a powerful businessman who commutes to Washington to advise President Roosevelt. Blondie figures she can use Carolyn to gain safe passage for her husband Johnny, who is in the grip of the city's top gangster, a club owner named Seldom Seen. The movie unfolds in the dark streets of the downtown kansas City night.
DVD 6021
Last white knight
In 1965, 21-year-old Torontonian, Paul Saltzman, drove to Mississippi, volunteering as a civil rights worker with the Student Non-Violent Coordinating Committee. He was arrested, spending ten days in jail. He was assaulted by a young Klansman. In 2007, Saltzman returned to find the KKK member who had punched him in the head, to explore if individual reconciliation was possible. He found him and a five year dialogue has ensued. Featuring interviews with Morgan Freeman and Harry Belafonte.
DVD 9802
When I rise
In 1957, Barbar Smith, a gifted black music student at the University of Texas is cast in an opera to co-star with a white male classmate, fueling a racist backlash from members of the Texas legislature. This small-town girl, whose voice and spirit stem from her roots in East Texas, eventually will become an internationally celebrated mezzo-soprano and she will headline on stages around the world.
DVD 8849