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Communication Studies

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Infiltrating Hollywood: The Rise and Fall of the Spook Who Sat by the Door

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Documentary Channel -- A documentary including Eric Pierson, PhD, will next air on Tuesday, February 28, 2012 at 2012.

Infiltrating Hollywood: The Rise and Fall of the Spook Who Sat by the Door is an independent documentary on the controversial and FBI repressed 1973 black film The Spook Who Sat By the Door, widely hailed as a cult classic and one of the most important underground black productions of the era. Based on Sam Greenlee's 1969 novel, a political satire and semi autobiography, the book imagined a world not very far from reality, in which integration would often occur due to the desire of organizations to appear politically correct, and not because of the belief in African American capability.  (Full Story)

ContactEric Pierson, Ph.D. | epierson@sandiego.edu | (619) 260-7437