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The Resource Race or reason, the Bellport dilemma, produced by Betty Puleston and Lynne Jackson, (electronic resource)

Race or reason, the Bellport dilemma, produced by Betty Puleston and Lynne Jackson, (electronic resource)

Label
Race or reason, the Bellport dilemma
Title
Race or reason, the Bellport dilemma
Statement of responsibility
produced by Betty Puleston and Lynne Jackson
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
In 1969-70, when race riots were sweeping across America in the wake of the civil rights movement, Bellport, a small town on Long Island, NY, was caught in the storm. The town was divided between its poor African-American and Puerto Rican population and affluent whites. The local high school became the scene of angry confrontations, resulting in its temporary closure and a police presence. The house of community resident Betty Puleston was being used as a meeting place where black, white and Latino students could air their grievances. To help further, she gave the students two port-a-pac video cameras following a concept introduced by the National Film Board of Canada. The hope was that media could be used to facilitate dialogue. That hope was realized, as the students recorded their concerns and felt empowered by being able to question adults in their community. Thirty years later these same students regroup to view the tapes. Despite some lack of production values of these early black-and- white tapes, the images clearly reveal the passion of the young activists who felt that minority rights could no longer be ignored. We learn that the students have gone on to lead productive lives -- a social worker, lawyer, community organizer, and a policeman are among them. This film will introduce today's youth to the racial problems of the 70s, where suburban schools, even in the North, did not employ African-American teachers nor teach black history. It will inspire students, knowing that they can make a difference as their predecessors did. And it will show how effective media can be to facilitate conflict resolution
Additional physical form
Previously released as DVD.
Cataloging source
VaAlASP
Characteristic
videorecording
Intended audience
For High School; College; Adult audiences
Language note
This edition in English
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Jackson, Lynne
  • Puleston, Betty
Runtime
58
Series statement
Black studies in video
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Race relations
  • Racism
  • Bellport (N.Y.)
Target audience
general
Label
Race or reason, the Bellport dilemma, produced by Betty Puleston and Lynne Jackson, (electronic resource)
Link
http://www.aspresolver.com/aspresolver.asp?BLST;1641456
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Title from resource description page (viewed May 24, 2011)
Antecedent source
file reproduced from original
Control code
ASP1641456/blsv
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (58 min.).
Form of item
online
Medium for sound
other
Reformatting quality
access
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
  • remote
  • other
System control number
  • (Sirsi) ASP1641456/bls
  • (OCoLC)780753450
Video recording format
other
Label
Race or reason, the Bellport dilemma, produced by Betty Puleston and Lynne Jackson, (electronic resource)
Link
http://www.aspresolver.com/aspresolver.asp?BLST;1641456
Publication
Note
Title from resource description page (viewed May 24, 2011)
Antecedent source
file reproduced from original
Control code
ASP1641456/blsv
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (58 min.).
Form of item
online
Medium for sound
other
Reformatting quality
access
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
  • remote
  • other
System control number
  • (Sirsi) ASP1641456/bls
  • (OCoLC)780753450
Video recording format
other

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