1 streaming video file (57 min.) : sd., col.
Encoded with permission for digital streaming by Films Media Group on August 22, 2014.
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Black Dragon (2:41) -- Black Pride (3:01) -- New Techniques (1:59) -- Violent Hate Crime (4:11) -- Bruce Lee (2:53) -- Black Hero (2:35) -- Becoming a Matial Artist (2:40) -- Hung Gar (3:30) -- Combined Cultures (2:48) -- Competition and Success (2:07) -- Community Effect (2:57) -- Father Son Training (3:14) -- Snake Groundfighting System (3:18) -- Self Defense (1:27) -- Kung Fu Family (5:27) -- U.S. Capitol Classics (3:34) -- Shackle Hands (1:49) -- Jamaica (3:53) -- Credits: The Black Kungfu Experience (1:01)
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From the kung fu movies of the 1960s and 1970s, to the contemporary martial arts scene today, this film explores this junction of African American and Asian cultures. Through the unique vehicle of kung fu, Chinese and African American experiences challenge political and social persecution-from the shadows of the Qing government's oppressive rule in China to deep-rooted American racism. The Black Kungfu Experience focuses on how Ron Van Clief, Dennis Brown, Tayari Casel, and Don Hamby became respected masters in a subculture dominated by Chinese and white men. Their stories illustrate how kungfu is a unique crucible of the black experience, and demonstrate that the legacy of kungfu is less about flash and style, and more about community, identity, and cross-cultural bridges.
7 & up.
Mode of access: Internet.
System requirements: FOD playback platform.
Title from distributor's description (Films Media Group, November 1, 2014).
Films for the Humanities (Firm)
Films Media Group.
Public Broadcasting Service (U.S.)