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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]
Publication:
Vancouver, BC, Canada : Villon Films, [after 2004].
Format/Description:
Video
1 videodisc (51 min.) : si., b&w ; 4 3/4 in.
Subjects:
Blacks in motion pictures.
Blacks -- Africa, Southern -- Foreign public opinion.
South Africa -- In motion pictures.
South Africa -- Race relations -- History.
Form/Genre:
Silent films.
Melodramas (Motion pictures)
Short films.
Feature films.
Comedy films.
Language:
Silent films with English intertitles.
System Details:
DVD-R.
Summary:
These four films are a representative sampling of early American movie-making and how these films viewed Africans and sub-Saharan Africa.
Contents:
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.).
Participant:
(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.
Notes:
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.
Contributor:
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.
Contains:
Zulu's heart
Rastus among the Zulus
Rastus in Zululand
Kaffir's gratitude
Sins of Rosanne
OCLC:
767721152
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