Facing the Façade

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Date
1994 (Creation date: 1994)
Main contributor
Harkness, Jerald B.
Summary
This provocative documentary examines the experience of black students on predominantly white college campuses and how they cope with feelings of alienation, frustration, and discrimination. Colleges throughout the U.S. today are facing increasing racial unrest among their student populations and an alarming increase in racist incidents. Facing the Facade interviews eight young black men and women enrolled at Indiana University in Bloomington. Although these students come from a wide variety of backgrounds, they all speak frankly--out of a sense of disappointment, sometimes bitterly, but often with a sense of humor--about their 'minority' status on campus, the persistence of racist attitudes among fellow students and even some instructors, as well as other controversial issues such as racial separatism, integration, black studies programs, sexism, and even prejudices within their own community based on language, behavior, hair and dress styles. The comments of these passionate and articulate young people are sure to stimulate wider discussion among both white and black students that will hopefully lead to a greater level of racial awareness and sensitivity on our campuses.
Genres
Documentary films.; Filmed interviews.
Subjects
Racism in education.; Discrimination in higher education.
Time period
1991/2000
Locations
University; Indiana; Bloomington
Collection
Black Filmmakers Hall of Fame Archives (BFC/A)
Unit
Black Film Center/Archive
Language
English
Physical Description
1 videocassette : sound, color ; 1/2 in.
Related Item
Collection finding aid 
Other Identifiers
Other: GR00378729; Other: COL 5 VH 306; MDPI Barcode: 40000002750752