Most widely held works by David Sonenberg
Soul power ( Visual )
3 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in English and held by 278 libraries worldwide
In 1974 the most celebrated American R&B acts of the time came together with the most renowned musical groups in Southern Africa for a 12-hour, three-night concert held in Kinshasa, Zaire. The music festival became a reality when Hugh Masekela and Stewart Levine convinced boxing promoter Don King to combine the event with the 'Rumble in the Jungle,' the epic fight between Muhammad Ali and George Foreman.
When we were kings ( Visual )
9 editions published between 1996 and 2002 in English and held by 100 libraries worldwide
In 1974, Muhammad Ali made what some critics thought would be his last title bid to regain the heavyweight boxing championship, stripped from him years before. Fight promoters offered him five million dollars to come to the African nation of Zaire to face a seemingly unbeatable opponent whose youth and ferocity left Ali a long shot. Then, as the world watched, Ali took center ring, pulling off a stunning upset in what many call the fight of the century -- "The Rumble in the Jungle." Includes an interview with director Leon Gast, on the making of the film.
When we were kings the untold story of the Rumble in the Jungle ( Visual )
1 edition published in 1999 in English and held by 14 libraries worldwide
This Oscar(TM)-winning film captures all the magic of Muhammed Ali at the peak of his triumphant career.
The breakdown of human absurdity ( Recording )
in English and held by 2 libraries worldwide
Cuando éramos reyes = When we were kings ( Visual )
3 editions published between 1997 and 2004 in Spanish and Multiple languages and held by 1 library worldwide
When we Were Kings by Léon Gast ( Visual )
in French and held by 1 library worldwide
Kinshasa, capitale du Zai͏̈re, 1974. L'organisateur de combats de boxe Don King réussit à réunir sur un ring le champion du monde en titre des poids lourds, George Foreman et le turbulent mais néanmoins génial Mohammed Ali. Celui-ci, par ses déclarations militantes sur la condition et l'identité des Noirs, recevra le soutien de tout un pays durant les semaines précédant le combat. Ses propos sont autant de coups de poing envoyés à la face d'une société blanche qui rive son regard sur cet événement planétaire. Le président zai͏̈rois Mobutu en profite pour "nettoyer" Kinshasa de ses "criminels" et offrir au monde l'image d'une ville et d'un pays sécurisés. Les stars noires de blues et de soul music (B.B King, James Brown) donnent des concerts, le jour du combat approche...
Guy When we were kings ( Visual )
in English and held by 1 library worldwide
"Guy: She was looking for something special. She found so much more... (91 min.) ; When we were kings: A true story of the rumble in the jungle! (84 min.)"--Container.
When we were kings the true story of the Rumble in the Jungle ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 1 library worldwide
It's 1974, Muhammed Ali is 32 and thought by many to be past his prime. George Forman is ten years younger and the Heavyweight champion of the world. Promoter Don King wants to make a name for himself and offers both fighters five million dollars apiece to fight one another, and when they accept, King has only to come up with the money. He finds a backer in Mobutu Sese Suko, the dictator of Zaire and the "Rumble in the Jungle" is set. A musical festival, featuring the America's top black performers, like James Brown and B.B. King, is also planned.
Dance of the vampires ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2003 in English and held by 1 library worldwide
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