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In this medium-length (53 minutes) French-U.S. documentary made for European television, black filmmaker [[Performer~P72764~Melvin Van Peebles~melvinvanpeebles]] examines African-American film history. Narrating while clips, stills, and location shots are seen behind him in a rear projection, Van Peebles' commentary covers a wide range of racial stereotyping. Beginning with early silent films, even prior to [[Feature~V5751~Birth of a Nation,~thebirthofanation]] excerpts from more than 70 features are...more