Griots of Imagery: A Comment on the Art of Romare Bearden and Charles White.
This VCR documentary, likely aimed at school groups, was produced 1n 1993, on the occasion of an exhibition of work by Charles White and Romare Bearden, held at the Manhattan East Gallery in New York City. The presenter of the documentary, Primus Mason Davy, presented the two artists as "griots," or traditional storyteller keepers of African American culture. Those contributing to the documentary included the Director of Manhattan East Gallery, Julia Hotton, and Russell L. Goings, a collector of the work of Bearden and White. The documentary comes with a very handy scene-by-scene transcript, and other biographical information on the artists. There are also suggested readings on the two artists, a suggested lesson plan, and other information related to the production of the documentary.
Griots of Imagery: A Comment on the Art of Romare Bearden and Charles White runs to just over 27 minutes.