The Making of Take this Hammer

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A TV Archive production about the making of KQED's documentary film Take this Hammer, featuring an interview with director Richard O. Moore shot on February 24th 2012. Moore recalls the inception of the KQED Film Unit, shares insight into Take this Hammer's production history, reveals that 15 minutes were cut from the original edit and explains his working relationship with James Baldwin. The interview was conducted by Caroline Dijckmeester-Bins, with Mark David on sound and camera. This film was produced and edited by Alex Cherian. Excerpts of archival footage from Take this Hammer were sourced from the TV Archive's 16mm film print and approved for release in DIVA by WNET. The shorter, 44 minute TV edit of Take this Hammer may be viewed in DIVA, in addition to the longer, 58 minute director's cut, which was never televised. Please note: copyright to footage sourced from Take this Hammer is held by WNET. All rights reserved. WNET is the premier public media provider of the New York metropolitan area and parent of public television stations THIRTEEN and WLIW21. Take this hammer was originally produced by KQED for National Educational Television (NET) - the predecessor of WNET - and first aired on February 4th 1964.

Type of material
AVCHD & 16mm documentary film
Rights for this video belong to
SF State & WNET.ORG Properties LLC
Date aired
Originally aired on
SF State University

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