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Louverture Films (Firm)

Overview
Works: 13 works in 55 publications in 3 languages and 5,256 library holdings
Genres: History  Personal narratives  Documentary films  Nonfiction films  Biography  Interviews  Music  Drama  Independent films  Sources 
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Louverture Films (Firm)
Trouble the water by Carl Deal( Visual )

9 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in English and held by 1,280 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This documentary takes the viewer inside Hurricane Katrina in a way never seen on screen. Incorporating home footage shot by Kimberly Rivers Roberts -- an aspiring rap artist trapped with her husband in the 9th ward -- directors/producers Tia Lessin and Carl Deal weave this insider's view of Katrina with a devastating protrait of the hurricane's aftermath. Trouble the Water takes audiences on a journey that is by turns heart-stopping, infuriating, inspiring and empowering. It is not only about the tragedy of Hurricane Katrina, but about the underlying issues that remained when the flood waters receded -- failing public schools, record high levels of incarceration, poverty, structural racism and lack of government accountability
The house I live in( Visual )

5 editions published between 2012 and 2013 in English and held by 1,121 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

For over 40 years, the War on Drugs has accounted for more than 45 million arrests, made America the world's largest jailer, and damaged poor communities. Yet for all that, drugs are cheaper, purer, and more available today than ever before. Filmed in more than 20 states, it captures heart-wrenching stories from individuals at all levels, the dealer to grieving mother, the narcotics officer to the senator, the inmate to the federal judge, revealing profound human rights implications
The Black power mixtape 1967-1975 : a documentary in 9 chapters( Visual )

4 editions published between 2011 and 2013 in English and held by 856 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"During the rise of The Black Power Movement in the '60s and '70s, Swedish television journalists documented the unfolding cultural revolution for their audience back home, having been granted unprecedented access to prominent leaders such as Angela Davis, Stokely Carmichael, and Black Panther Party founders Huey P. Newton and Bobby Seale. Now, after more than 30 years in storage, this rarely seen footage spanning nearly a decade of Black Power is finally available. Director Göran Hugo Olsson presents this mixtape, highlighting key figures and events in the movement, as seen in a light completely different from the narrative of the American media at the time. Talib Kweli, Erykah Badu, Abiodun Oyewole, John Forte, and Robin Kelley are among the many important voices providing commentary, adding modern perspective to this essential time capsule of African-American history." -- Container
Soundtrack for a revolution( Visual )

5 editions published between 2009 and 2011 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 596 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The story of the American civil rights movement through its music, the freedom songs protesters sang on picket lines, in mass meetings, and more, as they fought for justice and equality. Includes new performances of the freedom songs by top artists, archival footage, and interviews with civil rights foot soldiers and leaders. Freedom songs evolved from slave chants, from the labor movement, and even from the black church
Bamako by Abderrahmane Sissako( Visual )

10 editions published between 2006 and 2008 in French and held by 561 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Melé, a bar singer, and her unemployed husband Chaka are on the verge of breaking up. In the courtyard of the house they share with other families in Bamako, the capital city of Mali, African civil society representatives have taken proceedings against such international financial institutions as the World Bank and the International Monetary Fund, whom they blame for Africa's woes. As numerous trial witnesses air bracing indictments against the multinational economic machinery that haunts them, life in the courtyard presses forward
This changes everything by Avi Lewis( Visual )

10 editions published between 2015 and 2016 in English and held by 438 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Filmed over 211 shoot days in nine countries and five continents over four years, This Changes Everything is an epic attempt to re-imagine the vast challenge of climate change. Inspired by Naomi Klein's international non-fiction bestseller This Changes Everything, the film presents seven powerful portraits of communities on the front lines, from Montana's Powder River Basin to the Alberta Tar Sands, from the coast of South India to Beijing and beyond. Interwoven with these stories of struggle is Klein's narration, connecting the carbon in the air with the economic system that put it there. Throughout the film, Klein builds to her most controversial and exciting idea: that we can seize the existential crisis of climate change to transform our failed economic system into something radically better. The extraordinary detail and richness of the cinematography in This Changes Everything provides an epic canvas for this exploration of the greatest challenge of our time. Unlike many films about the climate crisis, this is not a film that tries to scare the audience into action: it aims to empower. Provocative, compelling, and accessible to even the most climate-fatigued viewers, This Changes Everything will leave you refreshed and inspired, reflecting on the ties between us, the kind of lives we really want, and why the climate crisis is at the centre of it all. Will this film change everything? Absolutely not. But you could, by answering its call to action."--Publisher's website
Dum maaro dum( Visual )

3 editions published between 2011 and 2012 in Hindi and held by 172 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The thriving drug trade in the beach paradise of Goa, India takes center stage in this high-energy thriller about a group of strangers whose lives collide-- and change forever. As the strangers' stories dramatically unfold, Dum Maaro Dum takes you on a powerful trip filled with twists, turns, and nonstop suspense!"--Container
Africa unite : a celebration of Bob Marley's 60th birthday( Visual )

1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 160 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A look at the family members of the late Bob Marley, as they travel for the first time to Ethiopia in 2005, for the annual Africa Unite concert. This landmark event is to inspire the young generations of Africa to unite for the future of their continent
Concerning violence : nine scenes from the anti-imperialistic self-defense( Visual )

4 editions published between 2014 and 2015 in English and held by 69 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In a potent, arresting, and surprisingly emotional film, Olsson artfully elucidates Frantz Fanon's psychiatric and psychological analysis of dehumanizing effects of colonization on the individual and the nation. Fanon's theory is that the violence of colonialism must be met with greater violence to be defeated, as well as his vision and plea to reject the lust for colonial power and instead embrace a more creative and human society
Shenandoah( Visual )

1 edition published in 2012 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"A documentary on the hate crime assault and subsequent death of a Latino man in Shenandoah Pennsylvania, including the alleged cover-up and shocking court verdicts"--IMDB
Please god let it be herpes : a heartfelt quest for love and companionship by Carlos Kotkin( Book )

1 edition published in 2012 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Swedish television journalists document the early Black power movement in the United States
Black power mixtape : 1967-1975 : a documentary in 9 chapters( Visual )

1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"THE BLACK POWER MIXTAPE 1967-1975 mobilizes a treasure trove of 16mm material shot by Swedish journalists who came to the US drawn by stories of urban unrest and revolution. Gaining access to many of the leaders of the Black Power Movement Stokely Carmichael, Bobby Seale, Angela Davis and Eldridge Cleaver among them the filmmakers captured them in intimate moments and remarkably unguarded interviews. Thirty years later, this lush collection was found languishing in the basement of Swedish Television"--Mrqe.com
Book club in a box : Rivers by Michael F Smith( )

1 edition published in 2015 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Rivers: In a hurricane-ravaged Mississippi of the near future, a man who elects to remain behind when most people have fled the area is brutally attacked by two hitchhikers who steal his supplies, a crime that prompts him to pursue justice
 
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Soundtrack for a revolution
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English (41)

French (10)

Hindi (3)

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