Human Rights/Social Justice
Masahiro Kobayashi Films
South Asian/Southeast Asian
DVD with public performance rights $179
DVD with 3-year digital site license $499
DVD with 3-year digital site license and public performance rights $599
Nobel Prize-winning author Toni Morrison was inspired by the true story of Margaret Garner in writing her novel
. Garner was a slave in pre-Civil War America who escaped and killed her own daughter rather than see her return to slavery. Morrison later wrote the libretto for
, an opera composed by Richard Danielpour and commissioned by the Michigan Opera Theatre, the Cincinnati Opera and the Opera Company of Philadelphia in 2005. By recounting Garner's tale in conjunction with the story behind this "black opera" and the harsh Washington upbringing of its mezzo soprano, Denyce Graves, the film
re-examines a tragic historical moment while addressing racial issues that are still prevalent today.
Mustapha Hasnaoui---France---2006---52 mins.
VIETNAM LONG TIME COMING
SI SOS BRUJO: A STORY OF TANGO
TESTIGO DE ESPERANZA: LA VIDA DE JUAN PABLO II
THE POPOVICH BROTHERS OF SOUTH CHICAGO
A POET ON THE LOWER EAST SIDE