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The Resource Colors straight up, directed by Michele Ohayon, Produced by Michele Ohayon and Julia Schachter, (electronic resource)

Colors straight up, directed by Michele Ohayon, Produced by Michele Ohayon and Julia Schachter, (electronic resource)

Label
Colors straight up
Title
Colors straight up
Statement of responsibility
directed by Michele Ohayon, Produced by Michele Ohayon and Julia Schachter
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
In the ghetto of South Central, L.A., where Latino- and African- American kids struggle against a myriad of destructive influences, there is an option for a better life. Troubled teens discover their talents and self dignity through "Colors United", a performing arts group created for inner city youth. This uplifting and emotional documentary offers powerful insights into the thoughts and feelings of these "at risk" children. Oscar, a Mexican who grew up in Watts, was dealing drugs and stealing cars at the age of fourteen. His younger brother was in jail and his parents were shot in a violent crime. Exposed to the demanding discipline of the program, and bolstered by group support, he found the resources within himself to aspire to a college education. Filmed over the course of a year, Colors Straight Up takes us to the heart of youth in an embattled community. There is racial tension, explosive family scenes, run-ins with the law, and even death; yet there is also comraderie, passionate performances and exuberance
Awards note
  • Gold Apple, National Educational Media Network, 1997
  • Golden Gate Award, San Francisco International Film Festival, 1997
  • Hot Springs Documentary Film Festival, 1998
  • Silver Award, Chicago Internatioal Film Festival, 1997
Cataloging source
VaAlASP
Characteristic
videorecording
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Ohayon, Michele
Intended audience
For High School; College; Adult audiences
Language note
This edition in English
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Schachter, Julia
Runtime
60
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  • African American teenagers
  • Hispanic American teenagers
  • Urban youth
  • Los Angeles (Calif.)
Target audience
general
Label
Colors straight up, directed by Michele Ohayon, Produced by Michele Ohayon and Julia Schachter, (electronic resource)
Link
http://www.aspresolver.com/aspresolver.asp?FLON;1646829
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • Originally released as DVD
  • Title from resource description page (viewed May 24, 2011)
Antecedent source
file reproduced from original
Control code
ASP1646829/flon
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (61 min.).
Form of item
electronic
Medium for sound
other
Reformatting quality
access
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
  • remote
  • other
System control number
  • (Sirsi) a210237
  • (OCoLC)747797716
Video recording format
other
Label
Colors straight up, directed by Michele Ohayon, Produced by Michele Ohayon and Julia Schachter, (electronic resource)
Link
http://www.aspresolver.com/aspresolver.asp?FLON;1646829
Publication
Note
  • Originally released as DVD
  • Title from resource description page (viewed May 24, 2011)
Antecedent source
file reproduced from original
Control code
ASP1646829/flon
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (61 min.).
Form of item
electronic
Medium for sound
other
Reformatting quality
access
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
  • remote
  • other
System control number
  • (Sirsi) a210237
  • (OCoLC)747797716
Video recording format
other

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