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Painter, muralist, teacher of at-risk youth, key organizer involved in community projects - Hershell West is a black man brought up in the rural south in the days before the end of segregation. Neither his family nor his community, nor the larger society expected him to become a professional artist.
This video shows individuals with a variety of disabilities exploring physical movement and dance. It features people in and out of wheelchairs practicing balances and lifts and improvising movement sequences.
Jessye Norman was born in Augusta, Georgia and grew up at a time when America was torn with racial strife. Today, she is at the peak of her career. Jessye Norman's insights into her cultural roots and evolution as a singer make this a moving commentary on an extraordinary career.
The film follows seven children with Asperger syndrome as they create films, poems, paintings, and music at an intensive film camp led by award-winning educator Brad Koepenick, an actor who found his true passion in the classroom.
A captivating look into the daily lives of a group of LGBTQ youth who comprise the "Kiki" scene as they prepare for and perform at fierce and exuberant ballroom competitions in NYC.
Hallie Ford Museum of Art Collections
Hallie Ford Museum of ArtCollection is comprised of over 6,000 culturally and historically diverse artworks. It is a learning resource for the region and supports the teaching curriculum of Willamette University. The collection contains works from the ancient Mediterranean and Egypt, paintings and decorative arts from Asia, paintings and prints from 18th- and 19th-century Europe and America, with a particular focus on historic and contemporary regional artwork from the Northwest and traditional Native American baskets. Type in a wordin the Search Box to find digital versions of these objects. (Try Portrait)
Call Number: MOH AV Video (DVD) PN1995.9.D7 P234 2007
The son of an escaped slave, Robeson managed to become a top-billed movie star around the world during the time of Jim Crow America, always striving to use film to educate viewers about equality, democracy, and the rights of workers.
Call Number: MOH AV Video (DVD) PN1995.91.G4 L32 2007
East Berlin, 1984. Capt. Gerd Wiesler, Stasi officer and surveillance specialist has a simple assignment: keep an eye on Georg Dreyman, a respected playwright, and his actress girlfriend, Christa-Maria Sieland.
Call Number: MOH AV Video (DVD) PS3555.N75 V3 2002
ve Ensler's performances of monologues from her one-woman show, The vagina monologues, are interspersed with the artist's comments on the creation of each monologue and documentary-style footage of interviews with a variety of women.