Top 5: Films on Demand, February 2016

Films on Demand is an online streaming video subscription available to all Clayton State students. Last month users were busy watching the following titles:

5. The Time Has Come 1964–1966: Eyes on the Prize—America’s Civil Rights Movement 1954–1985 (56 mins)
After a decade-long cry for justice, a new sound is heard in the civil rights movement: the insistent call for power. Malcolm X takes an eloquent nationalism to urban streets as a younger generation of black leaders listens. In the South, Stokely Carmichael and the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC) move from “Freedom Now!” to “Black Power!” as the fabric of the traditional movement changes.

4. Workplace Leadership (13 mins)
Why do some people make great leaders, and are they born or made? These are just some of the questions explored in this program. Individuals in all kinds of situations and positions can provide real leadership if they have the opportunity and the desire to do so. This video explores the effort and determination required to get ahead in various fields.

3. Comic Books and African-Americans (55 mins)
Early comic book portrayals of African-Americans were usually demeaning. “Negro Romance” reflects an effort to portray blacks favorably to whites. Orrin Evans reflected the other side of a larger debate, creating “All-Negro Comics” with black characters for black audiences.

2. Haiti and Dominican Republic: An Island Divided—Black in Latin America, with Henry Louis Gates Jr. (52 mins)
In the Dominican Republic, Professor Gates explores how race has been socially constructed in a society whose people reflect centuries of intermarriage, and how the country’s troubled history with Haiti informs notions of racial classification. In Haiti, Professor Gates tells the story of the birth of the first-ever black republic, and finds out how the slaves’ hard-fought liberation from Napoleon Bonaparte’s French empire became a double-edged sword.

and the number 1 Films on Demand video for February is:

fod-feb161. Nurturing Leadership (34 mins)
Are leaders born, or made? This video shows that while certain personality traits may influence leadership abilities, there are also leadership qualities that can be learned and nurtured. Business leaders, politicians, coaches and others share their perceptions of what it takes to be a leader, relating to viewers that observing certain principles and adopting admirable behaviors can help develop leadership attributes. Integrity, honesty, dependability and the belief in an organization’s core values are showcased, along with the elements necessary to create a culture of excellence. A basic definition of leadership as the action of leading a group of people toward a common goal is the preface to the importance of creating a vision of the future—the true mark of a leader. Listening, teamwork, motivation and the ability to engage others in a cause are also presented as leadership qualities. Many modern-day or historical capsules of leadership bring to life the concept of developing the traits to become a leader.

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