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Say Brother; Dream Deferred, A; Sanola

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08/23/1976

Excerpt from the film Sanola, a black and white documentary film produced by Ed Pincus and Donald Neuman, and distributed by Cambridgeport Film Corporation. Living in poverty, Sanola (jokingly called "X Jr." by friends) talks about the various jobs he has held over the years including a tree surgeon, sawmill hand, and a soft shoe dancer. Overall the program focuses on the African American experience in Natchez, Mississippi, in 1965 via a broadcast of Sanola, a black and white documentary film produced by Ed Pincus and Donald Neuman, and distributed by Cambridgeport Film Corporation. Living in poverty, Sanola (jokingly called "X Jr." by friends) is filmed interacting with other African American Natchez residents and neighborhood children. A former tree surgeon, Sanola is now a disoriented and disillusioned alcoholic. He discusses poverty, welfare, work, child abuse at the hand of his mother, and his household. Additional segments include the "Community Calendar" and a narrated segment in which associate producer Barbara Barrow states that next season, Say Brother will broaden its perspective to include all Third World people. Produced by Marita Muhammad Rivero. Directed by Conrad White.


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Series
Say Brother
Program
Dream Deferred, A
Program Number

625

Title

Sanola

Series Description

Say Brother is WGBH's longest running public affairs television program by, for and about African Americans, and is now known as Basic Black. Since its inception in 1968, Say Brother has featured the voices of both locally and nationally known African American artists, athletes, performers, politicians, professionals, and writers including: Muhammad Ali, Maya Angelou, Thomas Atkins, Amiri Baraka, Doris Bunte, Julian Bond, Stokely Carmichael, Louis Farrakhan, Nikki Giovanni, Odetta Gordon, Henry Hampton, Benjamin Hooks, Jesse Jackson, Hubie Jones, Mel King, Eartha Kitt, Elma Lewis, Haki Madhubuti, Wallace D. Muhammad, Charles Ogletree, Babatunde Olatunji, Byron Rushing, Owusu Sadaukai, and Sonia Sanchez. Series release date: 7/15/1968

Program Description

Program focuses on the African American experience in Natchez, Mississippi, in 1965 via a broadcast of Sanola, a black and white documentary film produced by Ed Pincus and Donald Neuman, and distributed by Cambridgeport Film Corporation. Living in poverty, Sanola (jokingly called "X Jr." by friends) is filmed interacting with other African American Natchez residents and neighborhood children. A former tree surgeon, Sanola is now a disoriented and disillusioned alcoholic. He discusses poverty, welfare, work, child abuse at the hand of his mother, and his household. Additional segments include the "Community Calendar" and a narrated segment in which associate producer Barbara Barrow states that next season, Say Brother will broaden its perspective to include all Third World people.

Asset Type

Clip

Media Type

Video

Subjects
Sanola (Motion picture)
Social problems in motion pictures
African Americans--Social conditions--1964-1975
African Americans in motion pictures
Television broadcasting of films
Southern States--In motion pictures
Genres
Magazine
Topics
Race and Ethnicity
Creators
Rivero, Marita (Producer)
Barrow-Murray, Barbara (Associate Producer)
White, Conrad (Director)
Contributors
White, Don (Video)
Kane, Pat (Videotape Recordist)
Bundy, Kissette (Intern)
Clarke, Brian (Intern)
Spooner, Dighton (Researcher)
Bourne, Wendell (Intern)
Hutton, David (Videotape Editor)
Cross, June (Production Assistant)
Kramer, Sharon (Graphic Designer)
Allen, Lydia (Intern)
Johnson, Nat (Audio)
Publication Information
WGBH Educational Foundation
Citation
Chicago: “Say Brother; Dream Deferred, A; Sanola,” 08/23/1976, WGBH Media Library & Archives, accessed December 9, 2016, http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_946D2CEFA558413C93237DC70EDC7712.
MLA: “Say Brother; Dream Deferred, A; Sanola.” 08/23/1976. WGBH Media Library & Archives. Web. December 9, 2016. <http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_946D2CEFA558413C93237DC70EDC7712>.
APA: Say Brother; Dream Deferred, A; Sanola. Boston, MA: WGBH Media Library & Archives. Retrieved from http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_946D2CEFA558413C93237DC70EDC7712
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