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The Resource Fires in the mirror : Crown Heights, Brooklyn, and other identities, KCET/Los Angeles ; produced by Cherie Forti ; directed by George C. Wolfe ; conceived, written and performed by Anna Deavere Smith, (videorecording)

Fires in the mirror : Crown Heights, Brooklyn, and other identities, KCET/Los Angeles ; produced by Cherie Forti ; directed by George C. Wolfe ; conceived, written and performed by Anna Deavere Smith, (videorecording)

Label
Fires in the mirror : Crown Heights, Brooklyn, and other identities
Title
Fires in the mirror
Title remainder
Crown Heights, Brooklyn, and other identities
Statement of responsibility
KCET/Los Angeles ; produced by Cherie Forti ; directed by George C. Wolfe ; conceived, written and performed by Anna Deavere Smith
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
On Aug. 19, 1991, in Crown Heights section of Brooklyn, N.Y., a Hasidic man accidentally runs over a black boy (Gavin Cato). A young Jewish scholar (Yankel Rosenbaum) was then murdered by black youths. Four days of fire-bombing and riots ensued. Anna Deavere Smith acts out the roles of these 18 persons involved in the racial conflict, trying to present their differing views. Includes film footage of the riots and violence
Member of
FP14lq0J3Cs
Cataloging source
INU
Characteristic
videorecording
http://bibfra.me/vocab/lite/collectionName
American playhouse (Television program)
Credits note
Photography, William Dill ; original music, Joseph Jarman and Tony Mangurian
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  • Smith, Anna Deavere
  • WTTW (Television station : Chicago, Ill.)
  • KCET (Television station : Los Angeles, Calif.)
  • PBS Video
Runtime
81
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  • Cato, Gavin
  • Rosenbaum, Yankel
  • Jews
  • African Americans
  • Violence
  • Brooklyn (New York, N.Y.)
Technique
live action
Label
Fires in the mirror : Crown Heights, Brooklyn, and other identities, KCET/Los Angeles ; produced by Cherie Forti ; directed by George C. Wolfe ; conceived, written and performed by Anna Deavere Smith, (videorecording)
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • Broadcast on the PBS television program American Playhouse
  • Based on the one person play Fires in the mirror, by Anna Deavere Smith
  • Licensed off-the-air recording made by Northwestern University Library Media Center in May 1993 from a broadcast by WTTW/Chicago
Accompanying material
1 study guide.
Color
multicolored
Configuration of playback channels
stereophonic
Control code
000085484
Dimensions
1/2 in. +
Dimensions
1/2 in.
Extent
1 videocassette (VHS) (81 min.)
Medium for sound
videotape
Other physical details
sd., col. with b&w sequences
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videocassette
System control number
  • (Sirsi) 000085484
  • (OCoLC)28116490
Video recording format
VHS (1/2 in., videocassette)
Label
Fires in the mirror : Crown Heights, Brooklyn, and other identities, KCET/Los Angeles ; produced by Cherie Forti ; directed by George C. Wolfe ; conceived, written and performed by Anna Deavere Smith, (videorecording)
Publication
Note
  • Broadcast on the PBS television program American Playhouse
  • Based on the one person play Fires in the mirror, by Anna Deavere Smith
  • Licensed off-the-air recording made by Northwestern University Library Media Center in May 1993 from a broadcast by WTTW/Chicago
Accompanying material
1 study guide.
Color
multicolored
Configuration of playback channels
stereophonic
Control code
000085484
Dimensions
1/2 in. +
Dimensions
1/2 in.
Extent
1 videocassette (VHS) (81 min.)
Medium for sound
videotape
Other physical details
sd., col. with b&w sequences
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videocassette
System control number
  • (Sirsi) 000085484
  • (OCoLC)28116490
Video recording format
VHS (1/2 in., videocassette)

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