The Resource A Question of Color., (evideo)

A Question of Color., (evideo)

Label
A Question of Color.
Title
A Question of Color.
Contributor
Film director
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
A Question of Color is the first documentary to confront a painful and long taboo subject: the disturbing feelings many African Americans harbor about themselves and their appearance. African American filmmaker Kathe Sandler digs into the often subconscious world of "color consciousness," a caste system based on how closely skin color, hair texture and facial features conform to a European ideal. A Question of Color traces "colorism" back to the sexual subjugation of black women by slave owners and the preferential treatment their mixed-race children received. The film is especially sensitive to the burdens borne by black women who often feel devalued by white standards of beauty. Disturbing scenes with teen-age rappers, a Harlem plastic surgeon, a television news anchor and a writer indicate the color problem is still very much with us, affecting employment, friendship and marriage. This unusually sensitive film can help viewers examine the complex interplay between racial identity, culture and self-image in society and within themselves. Kathe Sandler is a filmmaker whose work includes The Friends (1996), Remembering Thelma (1982), and Finding a Way: New Initiative in Justice for Children. Her work has won a Guggenheim Award and two Prized Pieces Awards from the National Black Programming Consortium. She is currently pursuing a Ph.D. in Women's and Gender Studies at Rutgers University/New Brunswick. "An extraordinary accomplishment... This documentary is unforgettable. I urge you to see it." - Michelle Wallace, One. "Its sensible, positive messages about self-acceptance in the face-off racism resonate strongly." - New York Times. "Sandler's revelatory exploration is certain to spark conversation and controversy." - New York Daily News. "A free-flowing conversation within the extended family that is black America. Sandler's tone, by itself, can begin healing the wounds it uncovers." - New York Newsday
Cataloging source
CaSfKAN
Characteristic
videorecording
Date time place
Originally produced by California Newsreel in 1993
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Sandler, Kathe
  • Kanopy
  • Kanopy (Firm)
Runtime
57
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • African Americans
  • Body image
Technique
live action
Label
A Question of Color., (evideo)
Link
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Title from title frames
Antecedent source
unknown
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Configuration of playback channels
unknown
Content category
two-dimensional moving image
Content type code
tdi
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (1 video file, approximately 58 min.)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Medium for sound
other
Other physical details
digital, .flv file, sound
Publisher number
1139601
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
sound
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
  • other
  • remote
System control number
  • kan1139601
  • (OCoLC)908377988
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web
Video recording format
other
Label
A Question of Color., (evideo)
Link
Publication
Note
Title from title frames
Antecedent source
unknown
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Configuration of playback channels
unknown
Content category
two-dimensional moving image
Content type code
tdi
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (1 video file, approximately 58 min.)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Medium for sound
other
Other physical details
digital, .flv file, sound
Publisher number
1139601
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
sound
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
  • other
  • remote
System control number
  • kan1139601
  • (OCoLC)908377988
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web
Video recording format
other

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