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The Black Kungfu Experience

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Catalogue Number:  041658
Producer:  PBS Video
Subject:  Black History, Social Issues, Sports
Language:  English
Grade Level:  9 - 12, Post Secondary, Adult
Country Of Origin:  U.S.
Copyright Year:  2013
Running Time:  60
Closed Captions:  Yes


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This film focuses on how a group of African American pioneers became respected masters in a subculture dominated by Chinese and white men. Their stories illustrate how kungfu was - and still is - a unique crucible of the black experience, which is less about flash and style, kicks and punches, than it is about community, identity, and cross-cultural bridges.


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