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245 02 A Question of Color. 
264  1 [San Francisco, California, USA] :|bKanopy Streaming,
       |c2015. 
300    1 online resource (1 video file, approximately 58 min.) :
       |bdigital, .flv file, sound 
336    two-dimensional moving image|btdi|2rdacontent 
337    computer|bc|2rdamedia 
338    online resource|bcr|2rdacarrier 
344    digital 
347    video file|bMPEG-4|bFlash 
500    Title from title frames. 
518    Originally produced by California Newsreel in 1993. 
520    A Question of Color is the first documentary to confront a
       painful and long taboo subject: the disturbing feelings 
       many African Americans harbor about themselves and their 
       appearance. African American filmmaker Kathe Sandler digs 
       into the often subconscious world of "color consciousness,
       " a caste system based on how closely skin color, hair 
       texture and facial features conform to a European ideal. A
       Question of Color traces "colorism" back to the sexual 
       subjugation of black women by slave owners and the 
       preferential treatment their mixed-race children received.
       The film is especially sensitive to the burdens borne by 
       black women who often feel devalued by white standards of 
       beauty. Disturbing scenes with teen-age rappers, a Harlem 
       plastic surgeon, a television news anchor and a writer 
       indicate the color problem is still very much with us, 
       affecting employment, friendship and marriage. This 
       unusually sensitive film can help viewers examine the 
       complex interplay between racial identity, culture and 
       self-image in society and within themselves. Kathe Sandler
       is a filmmaker whose work includes The Friends (1996), 
       Remembering Thelma (1982), and Finding a Way: New 
       Initiative in Justice for Children. Her work has won a 
       Guggenheim Award and two Prized Pieces Awards from the 
       National Black Programming Consortium. She is currently 
       pursuing a Ph.D. in Women's and Gender Studies at Rutgers 
       University/New Brunswick. "An extraordinary 
       accomplishment... This documentary is unforgettable. I 
       urge you to see it." - Michelle Wallace, One. "Its 
       sensible, positive messages about self-acceptance in the 
       face-off racism resonate strongly." - New York Times. 
       "Sandler's revelatory exploration is certain to spark 
       conversation and controversy." - New York Daily News. "A 
       free-flowing conversation within the extended family that 
       is black America. Sandler's tone, by itself, can begin 
       healing the wounds it uncovers." - New York Newsday. 
538    Mode of access: World Wide Web. 
650  0 African Americans|xRace identity|xRace awareness
       |xPsychological aspects. 
650  0 Body image|xPsychological aspects. 
655  7 Documentary films.|2lcgft 
700 1  Sandler, Kathe,|efilm director. 
710 2  Kanopy (Firm) 
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