Birth of a movement : the battle against America's first blockbuster
Birth of a movement : the battle against America's first blockbuster


Physical Description
1 videodisc (approximately 60 min.) : sound, color and black and white sequences ; 4 3/4 in.

General Note
Based on the book by Dick Lehr.
Originally broadcast in 2016.
Widescreen (16x9).

Personal Subject
Griffith, D. W. (David Wark), 1875-1948-Criticism and interpretation.
Trotter, William Monroe, 1872-1934.
Lehr, Dick-Television adaptations.

Title Subject
Birth of a nation (Motion picture : 1915)

Subject Term
African American editors -- Massachusetts -- Boston -- Biography.
Racism in motion pictures.

Geographic Term
United States -- Race relations -- History -- 20th century.

Documentary television programs.
Video recordings for the hearing impaired.

Added Author
Gates, Henry Louis, Jr.
Lehr, Dick
DJ Spooky That Subliminal Kid
Kusiak, John,
Glover, Danny
Motion picture adaptation of (work): Lehr, Dick Birth of a Nation.

Added Corporate Author
PBS Distribution (Firm)

Added Uniform Title
Independent lens (Television program)

"In 1915, African American newspaper editor and civil rights activist William Monroe Trotter waged a battle against D.W. Griffith's notoriously Ku Klux Klan-friendly blockbuster The Birth of a Nation, which unleashed a fight still raging today about race relations and representation, and the power and influence of Hollywood. Birth of a Movement features commentary from Spike Lee, Reginald Hudlin, Henry Louis Gates, Jr., and DJ Spooky (who created a new score and remix of the Griffith film), and numerous clips from the technically groundbreaking but racially astounding epic"--Case.

System Details
DVD, NTSC, region 1; Widescreen (16x9) presentation; Stereo.

Language Note
In English, with optional English subtitles.