"From These Roots"
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This paper discusses the thirty minute documentary "From These Roots" that discusses African-American history in the "Roaring Twenties". The paper notes that art and creativity are the focus as the film covers performers like Cab Calloway and Duke Ellington. The paper also discusses how social and political subjects with respect to African Americans are covered in the movie, as narrated by Brock Peters.
From the Paper:""From These Roots" is a short documentary film focused on the Harlem neighborhood of New York starting with the Roaring Twenties. It is an account of African American history, told using actual photos from the time period. The film follows the "Harlem Renaissance", a significant cultural period in the United States. At just under thirty minutes, this is a succinct synopsis that allows viewers perspective into an important time in history. The piece covers social, political, and creative happenings in African American culture and was the recipient of many awards."
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"From These Roots" (2008, December 01) Retrieved September 22, 2023, from https://www.academon.com/film-review/from-these-roots-137113/
""From These Roots"" 01 December 2008. Web. 22 September. 2023. <https://www.academon.com/film-review/from-these-roots-137113/>