Films & Other Videos
Films with: Hooks, Bell
- Bell Hooks cultural criticism & transformation /
- Bell Hooks makes a compelling argument for the transformative powers of cultural criticism. She demonstrates how learning to think critically was central to her own self-transformation and how it can play a role in the students' quest for a sense of agency and identity. Includes footage from many films and music videos, and news coverage.
- DVD 6830
- Black is-- black ain't a personal journey through black identity /
- American culture has stereotyped black Americans for centuries. Equally devastating, the late Marlon Riggs argued, have been the definitions of "blackness" African Americans impose upon one another which contain and reduce the black experience. In this film, Riggs meets a cross-section of African Americans grappling with the paradox of numerous, often contradictory definitions of blackness. He shows many who have felt uncomfortable and even silenced within the race because their complexion, class, sexuality, gender or speech has rendered them "not black enough," or conversely, "too black."
- DVD 8988
- Is feminism dead?
- Years after the women's movement opened doors for women in the United States, a new generation seems to be questioning the meaning and value of the battles that were fought. Leading experts appraise the women's movement as it currently exists and discuss its relevance in today's cultural climate.
- DVD 3929