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The Resource Come back, Africa : the films of Lionel Rogosin, volume II, Milestone Film release ; distributed by Oscilloscope ; produced and directed by Lionel Rogosin ; written by Lionel Rogosin with Lewis Nkosi and William Modisane ; Lionel Rogosin Films

Come back, Africa : the films of Lionel Rogosin, volume II, Milestone Film release ; distributed by Oscilloscope ; produced and directed by Lionel Rogosin ; written by Lionel Rogosin with Lewis Nkosi and William Modisane ; Lionel Rogosin Films

Label
Come back, Africa : the films of Lionel Rogosin, volume II
Title
Come back, Africa
Title remainder
the films of Lionel Rogosin, volume II
Statement of responsibility
Milestone Film release ; distributed by Oscilloscope ; produced and directed by Lionel Rogosin ; written by Lionel Rogosin with Lewis Nkosi and William Modisane ; Lionel Rogosin Films
Contributor
Actor
Film director
Film producer
Production company
Screenwriter
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
In 1957, Rogosin travelled to South Africa and created a powerfully moving drama exposing the harsh reality of life under the system apartheid. Filmed secretly under the noses of the feared South African police, Rogosin, his crew, and cast risked arrest and deportation. Miriam Makeba was banned from her country after travelling to Venice for the movie's premiere. The scenes shot in the vibrant black ghetto of Sophiatown are precious images of a lost world. Rogosin took the fight for equality to his homeland with Black roots, his documentary on African American life. The extraordinary cast, including Reverend Frederick Douglass Kirkpatrick, attorney and feminist activist Florynce "Flo" Kennedy, musicians Jim Collier, Wende Smith, Larry Johnson and Reverend Gary Davis, tell stories of heartbreak and despair while their songs blow the roof off the rafters. The film combines tales of oppression with hauntingly beautiful images of the faces of black men, women and children
Member of
Cataloging source
TEFMT
Characteristic
videorecording
http://bibfra.me/vocab/lite/collectionName
  • Black roots
  • American in Sophiatown
  • Bitter sweet stories
  • Have you seen Drum recently?
Dewey number
916.822/1
Intended audience
Not rated
Language note
English, Afrikaans and Zulu with subtitles in English; closed-captured
PerformerNote
Miriam Makeba, Lewis Nkosi, Bloke Modisane, Can Themba
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
  • 1924-2000
  • 1924-1968
  • 1916-2000
  • 1938-
  • 1896-1972
  • 1923-1986
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Rogosin, Lionel
  • Makeba, Miriam
  • Nkosi, Lewis
  • Themba, Can
  • Kirkpatrick, Frederick Douglass
  • Kennedy, Florynce
  • Collier, Jim
  • Smith, Wende
  • Johnson, Larry
  • Davis, Gary
  • Modisane, Bloke
  • Milestone Film & Video
Runtime
341
Series statement
  • The Milestone Cinematheque
  • Films of Lionel Rogosin
Series volume
volume II
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Blacks
  • Apartheid
  • South Africa
  • South Africa
Technique
live action
Label
Come back, Africa : the films of Lionel Rogosin, volume II, Milestone Film release ; distributed by Oscilloscope ; produced and directed by Lionel Rogosin ; written by Lionel Rogosin with Lewis Nkosi and William Modisane ; Lionel Rogosin Films
Instantiates
Publication
Distribution
Copyright
Note
  • Come back, Africa originally released in 1959
  • Black roots originally released in 1970
  • Restored by the Cineteca di Bologna and the laboratory L'Imagine Ritrovata with the collaboration of Rogosin Heritage and the Anthology Film Archives in 2005. Supported by Fondazione Officina Cinema Sud-Est with the contribution of Fondazione Cassa di Risparmio
  • Special features: an introduction by Martin Scorsese; An American in Sophiatown, about the making of Come back, Africa; Lionel Rogosin talks about Come back, Africa; Come back, Africa theatrical trailer; Bitter sweet stories, a documentary on the making of Black roots; Have you seen Drum recently?, a film by Jürgen Schadeberg
Carrier category
videodisc
Carrier category code
  • vd
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
black and white
Configuration of playback channels
unknown
Content category
two-dimensional moving image
Content type code
  • tdi
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
disc 1. Come back, Africa (1959, 86 min.) -- [Martin Scorsese introduction] (2 min.) -- An American in Sophiatown / directed by Michael Rogosin and Lloyd Ross (64 min.) -- [Lionel Rogosin talks about Come back, Africa] (1978, 19 min.) -- Come back, Africa theatrical trailer (2 min.) -- disc 2. Black roots (1970, 63 min.) -- Bitter sweet stories / directed by Michael Rogosin (27 min.) -- Have you seen Drum recently? / directed by Jürgen Schadeberg (1989, 74 min.)
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
other
Edition
The deluxe edition.
Extent
2 videodiscs (341 min.)
Isbn
9781933920535
Media category
video
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • v
Medium for sound
videodisc
Other control number
784148013343
Other physical details
sound, color and black and white
Physical substance
  • metal
  • plastic
Publisher number
MILE00133
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System control number
  • (OCoLC)869015991
  • ocn869015991
  • OCoLC
System details
DVD, region 0, NTSC, anamorphic
Video recording format
DVD
Label
Come back, Africa : the films of Lionel Rogosin, volume II, Milestone Film release ; distributed by Oscilloscope ; produced and directed by Lionel Rogosin ; written by Lionel Rogosin with Lewis Nkosi and William Modisane ; Lionel Rogosin Films
Publication
Distribution
Copyright
Note
  • Come back, Africa originally released in 1959
  • Black roots originally released in 1970
  • Restored by the Cineteca di Bologna and the laboratory L'Imagine Ritrovata with the collaboration of Rogosin Heritage and the Anthology Film Archives in 2005. Supported by Fondazione Officina Cinema Sud-Est with the contribution of Fondazione Cassa di Risparmio
  • Special features: an introduction by Martin Scorsese; An American in Sophiatown, about the making of Come back, Africa; Lionel Rogosin talks about Come back, Africa; Come back, Africa theatrical trailer; Bitter sweet stories, a documentary on the making of Black roots; Have you seen Drum recently?, a film by Jürgen Schadeberg
Carrier category
videodisc
Carrier category code
  • vd
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
black and white
Configuration of playback channels
unknown
Content category
two-dimensional moving image
Content type code
  • tdi
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
disc 1. Come back, Africa (1959, 86 min.) -- [Martin Scorsese introduction] (2 min.) -- An American in Sophiatown / directed by Michael Rogosin and Lloyd Ross (64 min.) -- [Lionel Rogosin talks about Come back, Africa] (1978, 19 min.) -- Come back, Africa theatrical trailer (2 min.) -- disc 2. Black roots (1970, 63 min.) -- Bitter sweet stories / directed by Michael Rogosin (27 min.) -- Have you seen Drum recently? / directed by Jürgen Schadeberg (1989, 74 min.)
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
other
Edition
The deluxe edition.
Extent
2 videodiscs (341 min.)
Isbn
9781933920535
Media category
video
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • v
Medium for sound
videodisc
Other control number
784148013343
Other physical details
sound, color and black and white
Physical substance
  • metal
  • plastic
Publisher number
MILE00133
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System control number
  • (OCoLC)869015991
  • ocn869015991
  • OCoLC
System details
DVD, region 0, NTSC, anamorphic
Video recording format
DVD

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