Visions of Africa [videorecording] : 4 silent films / Villon Films presents.

Other Title:
Title on container: From the archives, Villon Films presents Visions of Africa [videorecording]
Title on spine of container: Visions of Africa [videorecording]
Vancouver, BC, Canada : Villon Films, [after 2004].
1 videodisc (51 min.) : si., b&w ; 4 3/4 in.
Blacks in motion pictures.
Blacks -- Africa, Southern -- Foreign public opinion.
South Africa -- In motion pictures.
South Africa -- Race relations -- History.
Silent films.
Melodramas (Motion pictures)
Short films.
Feature films.
Comedy films.
Silent films with English intertitles.
System Details:
These four films are a representative sampling of early American movie-making and how these films viewed Africans and sub-Saharan Africa.
The Zulu's heart / American Mutoscope & Biograph ; writer and director, D.W. Griffith (1908, 9 min.)
Rastus among the Zulus / Lubin Manufacturing Company ; directors, Arthur Hotaling, Epes Winthrup Sargeant ; producer, Siegmund Lubin (1910, 5 min.)
The kaffir's gratitude / Centaur Productions ; producer, David Horsly (1916, 16 min.)
The sins of Rosanne [reels 3 and 4] / a Paramount Artcraft Picture ; director, Tom Forman ; screen play, Mary H. O'Connor, Cynthia Stockley (1920, 21 min.).
(The Zulu's heart) Charles Inslee, Florence Lawrence, George Gebhardt.
(The kaffir's gratitude) Fred Montague, Patricia Palmer, Jack Nelson.
(Sins of Rosanne) Ethel Clayton, Jack Holt, Fontaine LaRue.
Videodisc release of three short silent motion pictures (which may be complete) produced in 1908, 1910, and 1916, and part of a silent feature motion picture produced in 1920.
Cataloged from fragmentary opening frames, container, and information on IMDb website.
Local notes:
Acquired for the Penn Libraries with assistance from the Louis A. Duhring Fund.
Griffith, D. W. (David Wark), 1875-1948. , Screenwriter, Director
Inslee, Charles. , Actor
Lawrence, Florence, 1890-1938. , Actor
Gebhardt, George. , Actor
Hotaling, Arthur. , Director
Sargeant, Epes Winthrup. , Director
Lubin, Siegmund, -1923 , Producer
Horsley, David, 1873-1933. , Producer
Montague, Fred. , Actor
Clifford, William. , Actor
Palmer, Patricia. , Actor
Forman, Tom. , Director
O'Connor, Mary H. , Screenwriter
Stockley, Cynthia, 1883-1936. , Screenwriter
Clayton, Ethel, 1884-1966. , Actor
Holt, Jack. , Actor
LaRue, Fontaine. , Actor
American Mutoscope and Biograph Company. , Producer
Lubin Manufacturing Company. , Producer
Centaur Film Company. , Producer
Paramount Pictures Corporation (1914-1927). , Producer
Villon Films. , Distributor
Louis A. Duhring Fund.
Zulu's heart
Rastus among the Zulus
Rastus in Zululand
Kaffir's gratitude
Sins of Rosanne
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