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The Resource The language you cry in, a film from California Newsreel ; a co-production Inko & Taller de Imagen de la Universidad de Alicante, S.A. ; directed & produced by Alvaro Toepke & Angel Serrano ; written by Alvaro Toepke, (videorecording)

The language you cry in, a film from California Newsreel ; a co-production Inko & Taller de Imagen de la Universidad de Alicante, S.A. ; directed & produced by Alvaro Toepke & Angel Serrano ; written by Alvaro Toepke, (videorecording)

Label
The language you cry in
Title
The language you cry in
Statement of responsibility
a film from California Newsreel ; a co-production Inko & Taller de Imagen de la Universidad de Alicante, S.A. ; directed & produced by Alvaro Toepke & Angel Serrano ; written by Alvaro Toepke
Title variation
Language you cry in
Title variation remainder
the story of a Mende song
Contributor
Screenwriter
Composer
Cinematographer
Director
Film editor
Narrator
Producer
Subject
Genre
Language
  • eng
  • men
  • eng
  • men
  • eng
Summary
Traces the history of a Mende burial song brought by slaves to the rice plantations of the Southeast coast of the United States over two hundred years ago, and preserved among the Gullah people there. In the 1930s a pioneering Black linguist, Lorenzo Turner, recognized its origin, and in the 1990s scholars Joe Opala and Cynthia Schmidt discovered that the song was still remembered in a remote village in Sierra Leone. Dramatically demonstrates how African Americans retained links with their African past, and concludes with the visit of the Gullah family which had preserved the song to the Mende village, where villagers re-enact the ancient burial rites for them
Cataloging source
PGL
Characteristic
videorecording
Credits note
Camera, Ambal Landazuri ; editors, A. Landazuri, A. Serrano, A. Toepke ; original music, Leandro Sevilla & Marcelo Masciadri
Language note
In English and Mende with English subtitles
LC call number
DT516.45.M45
LC item number
L35 1998
PerformerNote
Narrator: Vertamae Grosvenor
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Toepke, Alvaro
  • Serrano, Angel
  • Smart-Grosvenor, Vertamae
  • Landazuri, Ambal
  • Sevilla, Leandro
  • Masciadri, Marcelo
  • Inko Producciones
  • Universidad de Alicante
  • California Newsreel (Firm)
Runtime
52
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Mende (African people)
  • Folk songs, Mende
  • Gullahs
  • African Americans
  • African Americans
  • Sierra Leone
  • Ethnomusicology
  • Burial
  • Funeral rites and ceremonies
  • African Americans
  • African Americans
  • Burial
  • Ethnomusicology
  • Folk songs, Mende
  • Funeral rites and ceremonies
  • Gullahs
  • Mende (African people)
  • Georgia
  • Sierra Leone
Technique
live action
Label
The language you cry in, a film from California Newsreel ; a co-production Inko & Taller de Imagen de la Universidad de Alicante, S.A. ; directed & produced by Alvaro Toepke & Angel Serrano ; written by Alvaro Toepke, (videorecording)
Instantiates
Publication
Note
THIS DISK WAS RECORDED WITH THE DVD-R FORMAT AND MAY NOT PLAY ON ALL MACHINES
Color
multicolored
Configuration of playback channels
unknown
Control code
57137373
Dimensions
4 3/4 in
Dimensions
other
Edition
Fullscreen
Extent
1 videodisc (52 min.)
Medium for sound
videodisc
Other physical details
sd., col.
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System control number
(OCoLC)57137373
System details
DVD-R; NTSC; region 1; Dolby Digital 2; single-layer
Terms governing use
Includes public performance rights.
Video recording format
DVD
Label
The language you cry in, a film from California Newsreel ; a co-production Inko & Taller de Imagen de la Universidad de Alicante, S.A. ; directed & produced by Alvaro Toepke & Angel Serrano ; written by Alvaro Toepke, (videorecording)
Publication
Note
THIS DISK WAS RECORDED WITH THE DVD-R FORMAT AND MAY NOT PLAY ON ALL MACHINES
Color
multicolored
Configuration of playback channels
unknown
Control code
57137373
Dimensions
4 3/4 in
Dimensions
other
Edition
Fullscreen
Extent
1 videodisc (52 min.)
Medium for sound
videodisc
Other physical details
sd., col.
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System control number
(OCoLC)57137373
System details
DVD-R; NTSC; region 1; Dolby Digital 2; single-layer
Terms governing use
Includes public performance rights.
Video recording format
DVD

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