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CBS Schoolbreak Special: The War Between the Classes

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Directed by:
Michael Toshiyuki Uno  Search this
Subject of:
Kale Browne, American, born 1950  Search this
Jan Gan Boyd, American  Search this
Don Michael Paul, American, born 1963  Search this
Paul Winfield, American, 1939 - 2004  Search this
James Wilder, American, born 1968  Search this
Marcelino Sánchez, Puerto Rican, 1957 - 1986  Search this
Begonya Plaza  Search this
Reggie Johnson  Search this
David Raynr, American, born 1961  Search this
Cindi Eyman  Search this
Nadine Van der Velde, Canadian American, born 1962  Search this
Sal Viscuso, American, born 1948  Search this
Todd Hallowell, American, born 1952  Search this
Elizabeth Storm, American, born 1958  Search this
Used by:
D.C. Public Library, American, founded 1896  Search this
acetate film
Duration: 28 min.
Physical extent (film): 1000 ft
sound films
color films (visual works)
short subjects
16mm (photographic film size)
Place used:
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.
African American  Search this
Education  Search this
Film  Search this
Race relations  Search this
Television  Search this
Youth  Search this
Credit Line:
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture
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National Museum of African American History and Culture Collection
Collection title:
DC Public Library Film Collection
CBS Schoolbreak Special
Media Arts-Film and Video
Data Source:
National Museum of African American History and Culture