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Duration: 28 min.
Physical extent (film): 1000 ft
color films (visual works)
16mm (photographic film size)
Washington, District of Columbia, United States, North and Central America
This film was a part of the Washington D.C. Public Library's circulating 16mm film collection housed at the Martin Luther King Jr. Central Library. The collection is particularly noted for the wide variety of African American and African diaspora content.
A film with the title “The War Between the Classes” from the television series CBS Schoolbreak Special. It consists of a single reel of acetate film with optical sound.
In the film, high school students play a "Color Game" assigned by their teacher, in which they are divided into two immutable groups based on class. It opens with the class watching a film depicting racial violence and discussing racial progress. The relationship between two of the students, Amy (Jan Gan Boyd) and Adam (Don Michael Paul), is especially strained by the constraints of the game.