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African American Advocacy Media Resources
The highlight of this site is its list of 169 documentaries (listed alphabetically) under the "African American" subject heading.
website 1: http://www.mediarights.org/search/browse.php?cat_id=10
website 2: http://www.MediaRights.org
African American Classic and Black History Month Videos
African American videos are listed under a number of subject headings, including Blaxploitation, Sports, Doucmentary, Classics, and more.
phone: (877) 467-1735
fax: (415) 775-1332
IDistributes films focusing on" the human experience of black people in Africa, the Caribbean, North and South America and Europe."
phone: (212) 749-6020
fax: (212) 316-6020
California Newsreel African/African American Perspectives
Well-known distributor with a collection of "distinguished videos on African American life, history, literature and culture."
phone: (415) 621-6196
fax: (415) 621-6522
A Collection of more than 500 titles, this site can be searched by subject and/or title. Films can be purchased or rented.
phone: (212) 685-6242
fax: (212) 685-4717
Cult Film Site - Black Artists
Provides vintage African American videos for sell.
Ebony Eye Video Catalog
Video retailer that specializes in "African-American, Native American and Latino videos, cinema books and gifts." Site is currently down.
fax: (206) 760-0250
East Carolina University - Video Finder
An African American Video Resources Guide by Patricia B. McGee. Highlights of this lengthy work include sections of race films, documentaries and independent film productions, and several bibliographies.
"One of the nations largest distributors of foreign, classic, cult, art, and hard-to-find videos," Facets Video
rents and sells over 40,000 titles. The organization publishes a catalog of their African American related titles.
e-mail 1: firstname.lastname@example.org
e-mail 2: email@example.com
phone: (800) 331-6197
Distributor devoted to "award-winning documentary films and videos primarily for educational use." Films can be rented
or purchased and serached by title or subject.
phone: (212) 808-4980
fax: (212) 808-4983
First Run/Icarus Films
First Run / Icarus Films is "a leading distributor of documentary film and video." Films on the site can be searched by subject heading. Some relevant subject headings are "Ethnic & Race Relations, Urban Issues, African and the Caribbean.
phone: (718) 488-8900
"Frameline brings the best in lesbian and gay films and videos to communities across the country through Frameline Distribution, the nation's only distributor solely dedicated to lesbian and gay film and video." The site contains links to films on the Frameline Festival.
phone: (415) 703-8650
fax: (415) 861-1404
Hollywood's Attic/Discount Video Tapes Inc.
Wonderful resource for films on video starring African Americans from the 1920s, 30s, 40s, and 50s.
phone: (800) 253-9612
fax: (818) 843-3821
Midnight Ramble Video
Sells "vintage African American videos from a forgotten or unknown era in American cinema history." Outstanding collection
of both popular and hard-to-find titles on videocassette.
website 1: http://www.midnightramble.com
website 2: http://www.midnightramble.com/WELCOME.htm
phone: (503) 287-0319
Red Carnelian Cinema
Distributor of Ayoka Chenzira's films. Also distributes films by filmmakers of the African diaspora.
website 1: http://www.redcarnelian.com/fim/rcffilms_dyn.htm
website 2: http://www.redcarnelian.com
phone: (212) 941-4054
fax: (718) 953-2561
Associated with filmmaker Haile Gerima, this site includes an on-line catalog for Sankofa Films. This distributor rents and sells the films that it owns.
SEG Films makes "Urban Movies" Online. This site contains stills, previews, and promotional inofrmation for their films.
e-mail 1: firstname.lastname@example.org
e-mail 2: email@example.com
phone: (303) 400-1506
SWANK Motion Picture
Swank Motion Pictures, Inc. has exclusive distribution arrangements with with a number of large companies, including Walt Disney Studios, Touchstone Pictures, Hollywood Pictures, Warner Bros., Paramount Pictures. Distributes 16mm and 35mm prints for a varitey of purposes, including university screenings.
phone: (800) 876-5577
fax: (800) 876-3344
Third World Newsreel
Third World Newsreel, "one of the oldest alternative media arts organizations in the United States, distributes films "committed to the creation and appreciation of independent and social issue media by and about people of color, and the peoples of developing countries around the world." This site contains a searable catalog of TWN's titles.
fax: (212) 594-6417
East Carolina University
An African American Video Resources Guide by Patricia B. McGee. Highlights of this lengthy work include sections on race films, documentaries and independent film productions, and several bibliographies.
Women Make Movies
A leading distributor of women's films and videotapes in North America, WMM's site has a searchable on-line catalog as well as links and other resources for filmmakers.
phone: (212) 925-0606
fax: (212) 925-2052
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