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Fires in the mirror [videorecording] / American Playhouse presents a Cherie Fortis production ; KCET/Los Angeles ... [et al.]
DVDs DVDs | Distributed by Monterey | c2009 | [Full screen version.]
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Imprint
[United States] : Hipster Entertainment ; Thousand Oaks, CA : Distributed by Monterey, c2009.
Edition
[Full screen version.]
Descript
1 videodisc (87 min.) : sd., col. with b&w sequences ; 4 3/4 in.
System Det
DVD.
Note
Closed-captioned.
Credits
Conceived, written and performed by Anna Deavere Smith ; director, George C. Wolfe ; producer, Cherie Fortis ; director of photography, William Dill ; film editor, Sam Pollard ; executive producer, Lindsay Law ; "Conversation" editor, Roger L. Downey ; music, Joseph Jarman, Tony Mangurian.
Note
Originally broadcast in 1993 as a segment of the public television program American playhouse.
Based on stage play Fires in the mirror / by Anna Deavere Smith.
Audience
Not rated.
Note
Part of Smith's series: On the road, a search for American character.
Summary
On Aug. 19, 1991, in Crown Heights (Brooklyn, N.Y.), a Hasidic man accidentally ran over a 7-year-old Black boy (Gavin Cato). Three hours later a young Jewish scholar (Yankel Rosenbaum) was murdered by Black youths. Four days of fire-bombing and riots ensued. Utilizing verbatim excerpts from interviews she conducted, Anna Deavere Smith acts out the roles of 18 people involved in the racial conflict, trying to present the differing viewpoints. Includes actual film footage of the riots and violence.
Note
Special features: "A conversation with Anna Deavere Smith" (8 min.).
Local Note
MW, 5-10
Subject
Genre
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Alt Title
On the road, a search for American character.
American playhouse (Television program)
ISBN
9781569946480
1569946485
ISBN/ISSN
012233434323
Music #
343432 Monterey Video
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