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Black Roots Pictures (Firm)

Works: 4 works in 12 publications in 3 languages and 348 library holdings
Genres: Documentary films  History  Internet videos  Educational films  Nonfiction films  Biography  Drama  Music  Journalism films  Historical films 
Roles: Producer
Classifications: PN1997, 966.2301
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Black Roots Pictures (Firm)
The return of Sarah Bartman( Visual )

9 editions published between 2002 and 2003 in English and held by 199 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Chronicles the return of the remains of Sara Baartman, a Black woman who had been exhibited as a freak in early nineteenth-century Europe. Her remains were returned to South Africa from France, where they had been kept at the Museum of Man (Musée L'Homme). On April 29, 2002, Sara's remains were officially handed back to the South African people at an emotionally charged ceremony at the country's Embassy in Paris and, on August 9 (National Women's Day), she was ceremonially buried on the banks of the Gamtoos River. Sara's repatriation involved years of lobbying by people in South Africa, including Professor Phillip Tobias, South African poet Diana Ferrus, and French senator Nicolas About who, when told that only a law could force the country to give up Baartman, introduced one
The Manuscripts of Timbuktu( Visual )

1 edition published in 2009 in French and held by 144 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This documentary demonstrates that Timbuktu was a leading cultural, economic, scientific and religious center that made a significant and lasting impact on Africa and the entire world. Featuring commentary by African sholars, and rich reenactments, the film documents that Africa had vibrant scholarly institutions and written cultures long before European intervention. It establishes the importance of preserving ancient manuscripts as an exciting and empowering legacy for Africana scholarship today
Drum( Visual )

1 edition published in 2006 in German and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Drum tells the story of Henry Nxumalo, South Africa's leading investigative reporter [in the 1950's], exposing the apartheid regime's darkest secrets in the pages of the first magazine aimed at a black readership - DRUM."--Container of English language release
The whale caller( Visual )

1 edition published in 2017 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

"When the tourists at the seaside village of Hermanus have gone home the Whale Caller lingers to woo a whale he has named Sharisha with cries from a kelp horn. When Sharisha fails to appear for weeks, the whale caller frets like a jealous lover, oblivious to the fact that the town drunk, Saluni, an attractive woman wearing a silk dress, is infatuated with him. The two misfits eventually fall in love."--Container
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  Kids General Special  
Audience level: 0.41 (from 0.27 for The Manusc ... to 0.70 for The whale ...)

English (10)

German (1)

French (1)