Cultural  Video Media

 

 

The following was submitted by Dr. Jacquelyn Chang who is a Clinical Instructor in the Department of Psychiatry at UCSF, a Staff Psychiatrist with San Mateo County Mental Health and in Private Practice.  The funding source for the project was the APA/Zeneca Minority Fellowship.  

 

 

Documentaries

 

All Gods Children  

Women Vision, 1996

26min

AfA, G

Black Is...Black Ain't

M. Riggs, 1995

86min

AfA, G

Carved in Silence

F. Lowe, 1988

45min

AsA

Color Adjustment

M. Riggs, 1991

87min

AfA

Days of Waiting

S. Okazaki, 1990

28min

AsA

Ethnic Notions

M. Riggs, 1987

57min

AfA

Girls Like Us

Wagner/DiFeliciantonio, 1997

57min

mix, F

A Question of Color

K. Sandler, 1992

58min

AfA

Sewing Woman

A. Dong, 1982

14min

AsA

Shattering the Silences

S. Nelson/G. Pellett, 1997

86min

mix

Slaying the Dragon

D. Gee, 1988

58min

AsA, F

The Way Home

S. Butler, 1998

92min

mix, F

 

 Distributors for Documentaries above

 


 

Lectures

 

Barriers to Effective Multicultural Counseling

1989

75min

mix

Counseling and Therapy with Native American Indians

1994

68min

NatAm

Cultural Considerations for Working More Effectively

 with Latin American Individuals

1994

60min

LatAm

Cultural/Racial Identity Development

1989

64min

mix

Culture Specific Strategies in Counseling

1990

105min

mix

Guidelines for Counseling Asian American Clients

1994

85min

AsA

Issues in Counseling African American Clients

1992

57min

AfA

Managing Issues in African American Clients

1992

44min

AfA

Specifics of Practice for Counseling with Latinos

1994

68min

LatAm

 

Distributors for Lectures above

 

Key to symbols:  AfA = African American, AsA = Asian American, F = female, G = gay/lesbian themes, LatAm = Latino American, NatAm = Native American Indians, mix = multi-ethnic focus

 


 

Documentary Descriptions

 

All Gods Children

26 min, 1996, by Woman Vision

 

            A documentary short that explores the political, social, and religious issues of sexual orientation within the context of the traditional African American Christian church.  Poignantly illustrates the human pain of the stigmatization and alienation of lesbian and gay -identified individuals from the church.  National Black Arts Festival Best Documentary, National Educational Media Network Festival Silver Apple Award.

 

Black Is...Black Ain't

87 min, 1995, by Marlon Riggs

 

            Final documentary of Marlon Riggs.  Covers controversial issues around black identity, celebrating its diversity and challenging sexism, patriarchy, homophobia, colorism, and cultural nationalism in the black community.  Subtexted throughout the film is Riggs' himself and his fight against death to complete the last of his films. 

 

Carved in Silence

45 min, 1988, by Felicia Lowe

 

            Tells the dramatic story of Angel Island, the "Ellis Island of the West," where Chinese immigrants were held for detainment and vigorous interrogation after passage of the Chinese Exclusion Act of 1882.  Features scenes recreated in the actual barracks and interviews with detainees.

 

Color Adjustment

87 min, 1991, by Marlon Riggs

 

            A continuation of the discussion of Ethnic Notions with a focus instead on racial stereotyping in the age of television.  Clearly explores the issues of "integration" and "segregation" of African American characters in television history.  Peabody Award Winner.

 

Days of Waiting

28 min, 1988, by Steven Okazaki

 

            A moving documentary of artist Estelle Ishigo, one of the few Caucasians to be interned with 100,000 Japanese Americans in 1942.  Depicts her life before, during, and after four years of internment at the Heart Mountain camp in Wyoming.  Academy Award Winner for Best Documentary Short Subject.

 

Ethnic Notions

56 min, 1987, by Marlon Riggs

 

            A classic documentary tracing the evolution of deeply rooted stereotypes which have fueled anti-black prejudice.  Discusses the genesis of loyal Toms, carefree Sambos, faithful Mammies, buffoonish Coons and wide-eyed Pickaninnies and their use as images in American media and culture.  Emmy Award Winner.

 

Girls Like Us

57 min, 1997, by Jane C. Wagner and Tina DiFeliciantonio

 

            A longitudinal documentary of four working class girls of diverse ethnic backgrounds as they mature from ages 14 to 18.  Explores the conflicts of growing up female by examining the impact of class, sexism, and violence on the dreams and expectations of young adolescent women.  Emmy Award Winner for Cultural Programming and Sundance Film Festival Grand Jury Prize for Best Documentary.

 

A Question of Color

56 min, 1993, by Kathe Sandler

 

            Groundbreaking documentary on the issue of "colorism" and "color consciousness" in the African American community.  Explores the beginnings of how a caste system developed based on how closely skin color, hair texture, and facial features conform to an European ideal.  Numerous interviews with children, teenagers, cosmetic surgeons, and TV news anchors show how pervasive this issue continues to be.

 

Sewing Woman

14 min, 1982, by Arthur Dong

 

            Tells the universal story of one woman's journey from an arranged marriage in old China to life as a garment factory worker for over thirty years.  Gives a sense of life as a first-generation immigrant and the challenges one faces.  Academy Award Nominee for Best Short Documentary.

 

Shattering the Silences

86 min, 1997, by Stanley Nelson and Gail Pellett

 

            A unique documentary that provides a glimpse of higher education from the eyes of minority faculty.  Follows the stories of eight pioneering scholars from African American, Latino, Native American, and Asian American backgrounds at universities across the country.  Details the special pressures that these minority faculty face surviving in majority white universities.

 

Slaying the Dragon

60 min, 1988, by Deborah Gee

 

            A comprehensive look at media stereotypes of Asian and Asian-American women since the silent film era.  Develops an understanding of how stereotypes of exoticism and docility have affected the perception and identity of Asian-American women today.  Asian Pacific Arts Association Jimmie Award and American Film and Video Festival Finalist.

 

The Way Home

92 min, 1998, by Shakti Butler

 

            Depicts interactions over eight months when eight ethnic councils of women met to discuss issues of love, assimilation, standards of beauty, power, school experiences, and beyond.  The councils were grouped for African-American, Arab, Asian, European-American, Indigenous, Jewish, Latina, and Multi-Racial ethnic identification. 

 


 

Lecture Descriptions

 

Barriers to Effective Multicultural Counseling

75min, 1989, by Derald Wing Sue

 

            First of a three-part video series on cross-cultural communication in counseling.  Identifies generic characteristics of counseling that tend to interfere with our ability to work with clients from different cultural or racial backgrounds.  Focuses on problem areas in helping and provides a theoretical and practical base for counselors.  Lecture given by Derald Wing Sue, Ph.D., Professor of Counseling Psychology at California State University-Hayward.

 

Counseling and Therapy with Native American Indians

68min, 1994, by Teresa LaFromboise

 

            Single video lecture about issues specific to the Native American Indian population.  Provides recommendations and suggestions for working in therapy with them.  Some erratic sound and video quality.  Lecture given by Teresa LaFromboise, Ph.D., of Miami Nation and Stanford University.

 

Cultural Considerations for Working More Effectively with Latin American Individuals

60min, 1994, by Patricia Arredondo

 

            First of two-part series.  Provides a good background to demographics, cultural aspects, and themes to Latin American culture.  Lecture by Patricia Arredondo, Ph.D., Director of Empowerment Workshops.

 

Cultural/Racial Identity Development

64min, 1989, by Derald Wing Sue

 

            Second of a three-part video series on cross-cultural communication in counseling.  Stresses the importance of recognizing that individuals in minority groups are unique human being and must not be stereotyped.  Five specific levels of development are identified.  Lecture given by Derald Wing Sue, Ph.D., Professor of Counseling Psychology at California State University-Hayward.

 

Culture Specific Strategies in Counseling

102min, 1989, by Derald Wing Sue

 

            Third of a three-part video series on cross-cultural communication.  Identifies culture specific strategies for working with racial and cultural diversity using a conceptual framework.  Mental health professionals are asked to develop culturally sensitive strategies to working with different groups that recognize their lifestyles, cultural values, and social-political realities.  Lecture given by Derald Wing Sue, Ph.D., Professor of Counseling Psychology at California State University-Hayward.

 

Guidelines for Counseling Asian American Clients

85min, 1994, by Derald Wing Sue

 

            Reviews issues specific to the Asian American population and gives recommendations to consider in working with them in therapy.  Lecture given by Derald Wing Sue, Ph.D., Professor of Counseling Psychology at California State University-Hayward.

 

Issues in Counseling African American Clients

57min, 1992, by Thomas Parham

 

            Explores Afrocentric theory and its differences from Eurocentric theories.  Provides a foundation for treatment of African American clients in practice.  Lecture by Thomas Parham, Ph.D., Professor of Counseling Psychology at the University of California, Irvine.

 

Managing Issues with African American Clients

44min, 1992, by Thomas Parham

 

            Provides concrete suggestions to use in working with African American clients, stressing the need for culturally-sensitive counseling techniques in a population that typically drops out of treatment after one visit.  Lecture by Thomas Parham, Ph.D., Professor of Counseling Psychology at the University of California, Irvine.

 

Specifics of Practice for Counseling with Latinos

68min, 1994, by Patricia Arredondo

 

            Second of two-part series on Latin American counseling.  Includes role-playing vignettes by Latino mental health professionals with mini-discussion and points of interest.  A concrete guide for practitioners working with the Latin American population.  Facilitated by Patricia Arredondo, Ph.D., Director of Empowerment Workshops.

 


 

 

Distributors for Documentaries

 

All Gods Children

            Women Vision

            c/o Transit Media Film Library

            22D Hollywood Avenue

            Ho-Ho-Kus, NJ  07423

            (800) 343-5540;  FAX (201) 652-1973

            e-mail:  womanvsn@aol.com

 

Black Is...Black Ain't

            California Newsreel

            149 Ninth Street, Suite 420

            San Francisco, CA  94103

            (415) 621-6196;  FAX (415) 621-6522

            e-mail:  newsreel@ix.netcom.com

            www.newsreel.org

 

Carved in Silence

            NAATA Distribution

            346 Ninth Street, 2nd Floor

            San Francisco, CA  94103

            (415) 552-9550;  FAX (415) 863-7428

            e-mail:  naata@sirius.com

 

Color Adjustment

            California Newsreel

            149 Ninth Street, Suite 420

            San Francisco, CA  94103

            (415) 621-6196;  FAX (415) 621-6522

            e-mail:  newsreel@ix.netcom.com

            www.newsreel.org

 

Days of Waiting

            NAATA Distribution

            346 Ninth Street, 2nd Floor

            San Francisco, CA  94103

            (415) 552-9550;  FAX (415) 863-7428

            e-mail:  naata@sirius.com

 

Ethnic Notions

            California Newsreel

            149 Ninth Street, Suite 420

            San Francisco, CA  94103

            (415) 621-6196;  FAX (415) 621-6522

            e-mail:  newsreel@ix.netcom.com

            www.newsreel.org

 

Girls Like Us

            Women Make Movies, Inc.

            462 Broadway, Suite 500K

            New York, NY  10013

            (212) 925-0606;  FAX (212) 925-2052

            e-mail:  orders@wmm.com

            www.wmm.com

 

A Question of Color

            California Newsreel

            149 Ninth Street, Suite 420

            San Francisco, CA  94103

            (415) 621-6196;  FAX (415) 621-6522

            e-mail:  newsreel@ix.netcom.com

            www.newsreel.org

 

Sewing Woman

            NAATA Distribution

            346 Ninth Street, 2nd Floor

            San Francisco, CA  94103

            (415) 552-9550;  FAX (415) 863-7428

            e-mail:  naata@sirius.com

 

Shattering the Silences

            California Newsreel

            149 Ninth Street, Suite 420

            San Francisco, CA  94103

            (415) 621-6196;  FAX (415) 621-6522

            e-mail:  newsreel@ix.netcom.com

            www.newsreel.org

 

Slaying the Dragon

            NAATA Distribution

            346 Ninth Street, 2nd Floor

            San Francisco, CA  94103

            (415) 552-9550;  FAX (415) 863-7428

            e-mail:  naata@sirius.com

 

            Women Make Movies, Inc.

            462 Broadway, Suite 500K

            New York, NY  10013

            (212) 925-0606;  FAX (212) 925-2052

            e-mail:  orders@wmm.com

            www.wmm.com

 

The Way Home

            World Trust Dept., FL

            22D Hollywood Avenue

            Hohokus, NJ  07423

            (800) 343-5540;  FAX (201) 652-1973       

 


 

Distributors of Lectures

 

Barriers to Effective Multicultural Counseling                      

Counseling and Therapy with Native American Indians       

Cultural Considerations for Working More Effectively with Latin American Individuals

Cultural/Racial Identity Development                                  

Culture Specific Strategies in Counseling                            

Guidelines for Counseling Asian American Clients               

Issues in Counseling African American Clients                    

Managing Issues in African American Clients                      

Specifics of Practice for Counseling with Latinos

            Microtraining Associates, Inc.

            Box 9641

            North Amherst, MA  01059-9641

            (413) 549-2630;  FAX (413) 549-0212