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The Black Church : this is our story, this is our song / a film by McGee Media and Inkwell Media in association with Get Lifted ; directed by Stacey L. Holman, Christopher Bryson, Shayla Harris ; producers, Christopher Bryson, Kevin Burke ; written by Henry Louis Gates, Jr.

Holman, Stacey, (television director,, television producer.). Harris, Shayla, (television director,, television producer.). Bryson, Christopher, (television director,, television producer.). Gates, Henry Louis, Jr., (host,, screenwriter.). Pacheco, Adriana, (editor of moving image work.). Burke, Kevin (Motion picture producer), (film producer.). Rossi, Antonio (Cinematographer), (director of photography.). Smith, Graham (Cinematographer), (director of photography.). Head, Matt, (composer (expression)). PBS Distribution (Firm), (publisher.). McGee Media (Firm), (production company.). Inkwell Films (Firm), (production company.). Get Lifted (Firm), (production company.).

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  • 1 of 1 copy available at Homer Library.

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Record details

  • ISBN: 9781531713201
  • ISBN: 1531713203
  • Physical Description: 2 videodiscs (approximately 240 min.) : sound, color with black and white sequences ; 4 3/4 in.
  • Publisher: Arlington, VA : PBS Distribution, [2021]

Content descriptions

General Note:
Wide screen.
"Subtitles are a function of the disc and serve the same purpose as closed-captions" --container.
Originally produced as a television program in 2020.
Formatted Contents Note:
The freedom faith -- A nation within a nation -- God will make a way -- Crisis of faith.
Creation/Production Credits Note:
Series producer, Stacey L. Holman ; producer/director, Shayla Harris ; producer, Kevin Burke, editor, Adriana Pacheco ; directors of photography, Tony Rossi, Graham Smith ; original music, Matt Head.
Participant or Performer Note:
Host, Henry Louis Gates Jr.
Summary, etc.:
"Chronicles the rich history of an institution at the heart of the African American experience. Beginning with enslavement, traveling through Emancipation, Jim Crow, the Great Migration, the Civil Rights movement, and ending in the present-day, Gates takes viewers on a journey through time, focusing on the key events, charismatic figures, political debates, and musical traditions that have shaped, and been shaped by, the Black Church. The series also explores the complexity of these spaces of worship at a time when many believe it is at a crossroads. A chorus of leading scholars, ministers, and cultural influencers who grew up in the Black Church will weigh in and give meaning to events past and present."--Container.
Target Audience Note:
Rating: TV-14.
System Details Note:
DVD, NTSC, region 1; widescreen presentation; stereo; [color].
Language Note:
English dialogue; English SDH subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing.
Subject: African American churches > History.
African Americans > Religion > History.
African American churches.
African Americans > Religion.
Genre: Documentary television programs.
Nonfiction television programs.
Documentary television programs.
Nonfiction television programs.
Video recordings for the hearing impaired.