Color Adjustment

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87 minutes, color
Source: California Newsreel

In Color Adjustment, filmmaker Marlon Riggs brings his landmark study of prejudice and perception begun in Ethnic Notions into the Television Age. From Amos 'n Andy to The Cosby Show, Color Adjustment traces over 40 years of turbulent race relations through the lens of prime-time entertainment. The film is broken into two sections: Part I: "Color Blind TV? (1948-68)" (48 minutes) and Part II: "Coloring the Dream (1968-1991)" (39 minutes).

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