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1. Blacklist: Recovering the Life of Canada Lee (2008)

Documentary

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Canada Lee was the most profound African-American actor of the 40s and 50s. His outspoken criticism of segregation made him the target of FBI Director J. Edgar Hoover. Blacklist and erased ... See full summary »

Directors: Kenny Kilfara, Tim Nackashi | Stars: Oscar Brand, William Greaves, Earle Hyman, Leslie Nash

2. Our Paul: Remembering Paul Robeson (2007 Video)

45 min | Biography

6.2
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A retrospective look at the career of Paul Robeson and his legacy as both an American and a citizen of the world.

Director: Abbey Lustgarten | Stars: William Greaves, James Earl Jones, Paul Robeson, Ruby Dee

Votes: 14

3. Independent Lens (1999– )
Episode: The Cats of Mirikitani (2007)

Documentary

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Director: Linda Hattendorf | Star: Jimmy Mirikitani

4. Segregating the Greatest Generation (2006)

Documentary

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In this "concept" essay documentary, 16 participants between the ages of 70 and 90 are interviewed about World War II and how that war changed their lives. They explore the difficulties of ... See full summary »

Director: Woodie King Jr. | Stars: Ossie Davis, William Greaves, Gertrude Jeannette

5. Discovering William Greaves (2006 Video)

61 min

6.5
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Stars: Louise Archambault, St. Clair Bourne, Ruby Dee, William Greaves

Votes: 6

6. Symbiopsychotaxiplasm: Take 2 1/2 (2005)

Not Rated | 99 min | Documentary

6.5
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In Central Park, 1968, a director shot scenes of a young couple whose marriage was falling apart - 35 years later they are back in Central Park as the director relentlessly pursues the ever-elusive symbiopsychotaxiplasmic moment.

Director: William Greaves | Stars: Audrey Heningham, Shannon Baker, Shannon Baker Davis, Marcia Karp

Votes: 246

7. That's Black Entertainment: Actors (2002 TV Movie)

50 min | Documentary

8.0
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Survey of African-American "race" films of the 1920's through 1940's, particularly the work of Paul Robeson, Oscar Micheaux, Clarence Muse, Spencer Williams, Francine Everett, Sheila Guyse, and July Jones.

Director: Walid Khaldi | Stars: Pearl Bowser, Ossie Davis, William Greaves, Mario Van Peebles

Votes: 7

8. That's Black Entertainment: Westerns (2002 TV Movie)

50 min | Documentary

7.2
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This documentary provides a look into the B westerns produced for African-American theatres in the 1930s and 1940s and their impact on westerns featuring African Americans in recent years.

Director: Walid Khaldi | Stars: Mario Van Peebles, Pearl Bowser, Ossie Davis, William Greaves

Votes: 8

9. Television in America: An Autobiography (2002– )

57 min | Documentary

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Stars: Steven H. Scheuer, Morton Silverstein, Erik Barnouw, Heywood Hale Broun

10. That's Black Entertainment: Comedians (2002 TV Movie)

50 min | Documentary

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Survey of comedic African-American "race" films of the 1920's through 1940's, particularly the work of Bert Williams, Stepin Fetchit, Mantan Moreland, Spencer Williams, Dusty Fletcher

Director: Walid Khaldi | Stars: Pearl Bowser, Ossie Davis, William Greaves, Nick Stewart

11. Ralph Bunche: An American Odyssey (2001)

117 min | Documentary

7.2
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Director: William Greaves | Stars: Sidney Poitier, Ralph Bunche

Votes: 17

12. Cinéma Vérité: Defining the Moment (2000)

193 min | Documentary

6.6
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This is a documentary about direct-cinema from its very beginnings (Nanook of the North) to the fake-direct-cinema of the Blair Witch Project. All the important direct-cinema filmmakers are... See full summary »

Director: Peter Wintonick | Stars: Jean-Pierre Beauviala, Michel Brault, Gillian Caldwell, Robin Cowie

Votes: 193

13. American Masters (1985– )
Episode: Sidney Poitier: One Bright Light (2000)

TV-14 | 55 min | Documentary, Biography

7.7
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In this series entry, actor/director Sidney Poitier discusses his life and career. He tells of his upbringing in Jamaica; the difficulties he encountered in New York City at the start of ... See full summary »

Director: Lee Grant | Stars: Akihito, James Baldwin, Janet G. Bostwick, Marlon Brando

Votes: 86

14. Spencer Williams: Remembrances of an Early Black Film Pioneer (1996 Video)

56 min | Documentary

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This one hour documentary chronicling the lives and careers of African-Americans who've made their mark on entertainment industry.The film document how these entertainers got their start in... See full summary »

Director: Walid Khaldi | Stars: David Boykin, Francine Everett, William Greaves, Eugene Jackson

15. The Deep North (1990 TV Movie)

58 min

8.2
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An investigation into the causes of racial tensions in New York City. Participants express their feelings in matters of race, under the direction and guidance of two prominent therapists.

Director: William Greaves | Star: Mike Schneider

Votes: 18

16. That's Black Entertainment (1990)

60 min | Documentary, History, Music

7.5
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This documentary presents clips from black films from 1929 through 1957. Musical performers include Paul Robeson (in Song of Freedom), Bessie Smith (St. Louis Blues), Eubie Blake and the ... See full summary »

Directors: William Greaves, G. William Jones | Stars: Billie Allen, Albert Ammons, Louis Armstrong, Eubie Blake

Votes: 43

17. American Experience (1988– )
Episode: Ida B. Wells: A Passion for Justice (1989)

TV-PG | Documentary, Biography, History

5.6
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The work of a notable civil rights crusader in the late 19th and early 20th century.

Director: William Greaves

Votes: 5

18. American Experience (1988– )

TV-PG | 60 min | Documentary, Biography, History

8.5
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A series showcasing documentaries on American history.

Stars: David McCullough, David Ogden Stiers, Michael Murphy, Oliver Platt

Votes: 1,464

19. American Masters (1985– )

TV-14 | 90 min | Documentary, Biography

8.0
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Since its premiere in 1986, this Emmy-winning documentary series has presented hundreds of hours comprising profiles of outstanding American cultural artists. Past subjects have included ... See full summary »

Stars: Martin Scorsese, Tony Bennett, Peter Bogdanovich, Lee Grant

Votes: 715

20. Bustin' Loose (1981)

R | 94 min | Comedy, Drama

6.1
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55 Metascore

The director of a foster home is forced to move her kids from Philadelphia to Seattle in a broken down bus - driven by a fast-talking parolee assigned to the task. A hilarious road trip adventure.

Directors: Oz Scott, Michael Schultz | Stars: Richard Pryor, Cicely Tyson, Angel Ramirez Jr., Jimmy Hughes

Votes: 2,652 | Gross: $31.26M

21. Ali the Fighter (1975)

142 min | Documentary

6.1
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Ali the Fighter was made in 1975, when the Muhammad Ali-Joe Frazier fight was still fresh in everyone's minds. Filmmaker William Greaves frames Ali's rise to glory, beginning with his "Cassius Clay" days back in Louisville.

Directors: Rick Baxter, William Greaves | Stars: Muhammad Ali, George Foreman, Joe Frazier, Burt Lancaster

Votes: 15

22. The Marijuana Affair (1975)

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Director: William Greaves | Stars: Carl Bradshaw, Evett Hussey, Charles Hyatt, Basil Keane

23. Every Nigger Is a Star (1974)

Documentary, Drama

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A man returns to his home of Jamaica from journey. Along the way, he meets up with famous reggae bands of the time.

Director: Calvin Lockhart | Stars: Big Youth, The Boris Gardiner Happening, Fabulous Five, Alfred Fagon

24. The Fighters (1974)

G | 142 min | Documentary, Biography, Sport

7.1
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On March 8, 1971, in Madison Square Garden, for an unprecedented purse of $5 million--Muhammad Ali met Joe Frazier to contest for the undisputed heavyweight championship of the world. In ... See full summary »

Directors: Rick Baxter, William Greaves | Stars: Muhammad Ali, Joe Frazier, Richie Havens, Burt Lancaster

Votes: 35

25. From These Roots (1974)

Documentary

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Director: William Greaves

Votes: 6

26. The Voice of La Raza (1972)

53 min | Documentary

8.6
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Documentary depicting the struggle for equality by Spanish-speaking residents of the USA. Anthony Quinn relates his own family's struggles as Mexican immigrants in Los Angeles.

Director: William Greaves | Stars: Anthony Quinn, Rita Moreno

Votes: 45

27. Black Journal (1969– )

6.6
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Stars: Tony Brown, Louis Farrakhan, Dick Gregory, William Greaves

Votes: 11

28. Black Journal (1969– )
Episode: Episode #1.18 (1969)

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Who profits from soul music? Also, reports on 14 black players dismissed from the University of Wyoming football squad; the dedication of the Malcolm X. Liberation University, a freedom school in Durham, North Carolina.

Stars: William Greaves, Isaac Hayes, Lou House, Gladys Knight

29. Black Journal (1969– )
Episode: Episode #1.19 (1969)

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Discussion on recent armed clashes between Chicago police and the Black Panthers with Dr. Charles Hamilton, professor of Political science, Columbia University & Masai Hewitt, minister of ... See full summary »

Stars: Roberta Flack, Nikki Giovanni, William Greaves, Lou House

30. Symbiopsychotaxiplasm: Take One (1968)

Not Rated | 75 min | Documentary

7.3
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71 Metascore

Filmmaker William Greaves auditioned acting students for a fictional drama, while simultaneously shooting the behind-the-scenes drama taking place.

Director: William Greaves | Stars: Patricia Ree Gilbert, Don Fellows, Jonathan Gordon, Bob Rosen

Votes: 1,379

31. Still a Brother: Inside the Negro Middle Class (1968)

90 min | Documentary

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The title of the NET produced film comes from Urban League administrator Horace Morris, who said no matter how high a black advances into mainstream society and the middle class, he's "still a brother" to the oppressive, prejudiced whites.

Director: William Greaves | Stars: Julian Bond, Ossie Davis, St.Clair Drake, John H. Johnson

32. NET Journal (1966– )
Episode: Still a Brother (1968)

Documentary, Drama, News

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33. NET Journal (1966– )

Documentary, Drama, News

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Stars: Paul Niven, Philip Sterling, Hubert H. Humphrey, John Morton Blum

34. Wealth of a Nation (1966)

21 min | Documentary, Short

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Director: William Greaves

35. Four Religions (1960)

Not Rated | 59 min | Documentary

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Underscoring a basic unity of the four major world religions (Hinduism, Buddhism, Islam and Christianity), this National Film Board of Canada project deems each a "higher" religion, "... See full summary »

Directors: William Greaves, David Millar | Star: Françoise Faucher

36. Leadership Discipline: You Have Control (1960)

26 min | Short

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Director: Donald Wilder

37. Emergency Ward (1959)

Not Rated | 30 min | Short, Documentary

6.1
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This 1959 documentary short is a frank portrait of the daily operations inside the Montreal General Hospital's emergency ward.

Director: William Greaves

Votes: 16

38. High Arctic (1959)

11 min | Documentary, Short

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This film records the struggle for life within the Arctic Circle. It reveals flowers of startling beauty, whose entire life cycles last less than thirty days, and strange animals like the ... See full summary »

Director: Dalton Muir | Star: Michael Kane

39. Islands of the Frozen Sea (1958)

30 min | Short

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Directors: Dalton Muir, Hugh O'Connor, Strowan Robertson

40. High Arctic: Life on the Land (1958)

22 min | Short

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Director: Dalton Muir | Star: Michael Kane

41. Blood and Fire (1958)

30 min | Short

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Director: Terence Macartney-Filgate

42. Stigma (1958)

20 min | Short

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Sheila Farrer, once a happy and cheerful person, suddenly became gloomy. Diagnosed with a case of acute depression, Sheila was sent to a psychiatric hospital for four months to treat her ... See full summary »

Director: Stanley Jackson | Stars: Monique Chabot, Marthe Choquette, Benoît Girard, Marie Luise Holtz

43. The Face of the High Arctic (1958)

13 min | Short

5.3
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Director: Dalton Muir | Star: Michael Kane

Votes: 9

44. Smoke and Weather (1958)

Not Rated | 22 min | Short

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During the fire season, look-out men keep constant vigilance for the first sign of smoke, scanning the territory for miles around. How they are trained for the work and how their efforts ... See full summary »

Director: William Greaves | Star: Frank Edwards

45. Trans Canada Summer (1958)

55 min | Documentary

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Documentary presenting panoramic sweep of local customs, natural landscapes, and urban centres along the route of the Trans-Canada Highway, then under construction.

Director: Ronald Dick | Star: Pierre Berton

46. Looking Beyond: Story of a Film Council (1957)

19 min | Short

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Director: Stanley Jackson

47. Putting It Straight (1957)

Not Rated | 14 min | Short

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A film about "crooked" teeth, dealing with the causes of irregular teeth and stressing the importance of early, regular and systematic care of the primary teeth in preventing such ... See full summary »

Director: William Greaves

48. Profile of a Problem Drinker (1957)

30 min | Short

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A young businessman begins drinking to cope with the stresses in his life. His wife struggles to get him to stop as he begins to embarrass himself in public and to lose effectiveness at ... See full summary »

Director: Stanley Jackson

49. Canadian Venture (1956)

23 min | Short

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Director: Caryl Doncaster

50. The Dikes (1956)

21 min | Short

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A look at the destruction that follows the breaking of long-neglected dikes and the measures being taken to prevent future problems.

Director: Roger Blais



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