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Malcolm X: The Movie: Cinema as History

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Media figures speak at a forum on the 1992 Warner Brothers movie "Malcolm X," focusing on the role of films based on historical figures and their effect on current political thinking and historical thought.

The panelists includes a cast member from the movie, who is also on the theater department faculty at Howard University. Film clips from the movie are shown at points during the discussion, and the speakers respond to questions from members of the audience following their prepared remarks.

This panel, hosted by the American University | School of Communication, aired on C-Span on March 1, 1993.

In the panel, we hear from Peter Bailey (Columnist at the Richmond Free Press), Pat Dowell (Film Critic at National Public Radio (NPR)), Jacquie Jones (Editor at the Black Film Review), Christopher Hitchens
(Columnist at The Nation), Sanford Ungar (Dean of School of Communication at the American University), and Juan Williams (Correspondent at the Washington Post).

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