Black Film As a Signifying Practice: Cinema, Narration & the African American Aesthetic Tradition by Gladstone L. Yearwood; focuses on signifying practices in cinema & symbol-producing mechanisms informing black film-making.,.. moves away from a preoccupation with black film as defined by the dominant society to emphasize how the expressive strategies & cultural mechanisms that have been critical to black survival influence in black film-making.
Education World: Lesson: What is Hip-Hop? A Music, History, Art and Culture Lesson GRADES: 6-8, 9-12 TIME: Two to four 50-minute sessions SUBJECT AREAS: Language Arts, Cultural Studies, Social Studies, Music
Tough Guise (documentary) Tough Guise (82 min) explores “the relationship between pop-cultural imagery and the social construction of masculine identities” and highlights the damage media is doing to boys and men.