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    Black Theatre: The Making of a Movement

    Black Theatre: The Making of a Movement (1978)

    Run time2h10m
    GenreDocumentary
    Directed byWoodie King Jr_

    Synopsis

    Documents the birth of a new theatre out of the Civil Rights activism of the 1950s, '60s and '70s. It is a veritable video encyclopedia of the leading figures, institutions and events of a movement that transformed the American stage.

    Amiri Baraka, Ossie Davis, James Earl Jones and Ntozake Shange describe their aspirations for a theatre serving the Black community. Excerpts of A Raisin in the Sun, Black Girl, Dutchman and For Colored Girls... reveal how these actors and playwrights laid the basis for the Black theater of the present.

    Featuring

    Amiri Baraka
    Ed Bullins
    James Earl Jones
    + MORE

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