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Diaspora Suite / Video Data Bank presents ; Ephraim Asili.

Publication:
Chicago, Ill. : Video Data Bank, ©2018
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1 videodisc (approximately 77 min.) : sound, color and black and white ; 4 3/4 in.
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Other Title:
Ephraim Asili : Diaspora suite
Subjects:
African diaspora.
Asili, Ephraim.
Short films.
Form/Genre:
Experimental films.
Short films.
Language:
In English.
System Details:
DVD-R, NTSC, Region 1; full screen (1.33:1 aspect ratio) presentation.
digital optical
full screen (1.33:1)
NTSC
video file DVD-R video region 1
Summary:
"In 2011, New York-based filmmaker, DJ, and traveler Ephraim Asili began an extraordinary series of films on the African diaspora. These films--Forged Ways (2011), American Hunger (2013), Many Thousands Gone (2015), Kindah (2016), and Fluid Frontiers (2017)--bring together archival research and Asili's travels through Brazil, Canada, Ethiopia, Ghana, Jamaica, and the United States to chart cultural connections across time and space. Fluid Frontiers, for example, explores ideas of resistance and liberation through Detroit's Broadside Press, one of the most important presses for Black poetry. Asili asks residents of Detroit and nearby Windsor, Ontario, to read these poems without rehearsal, potently collapsing history, contemporary politics, and art through their magnetic performances. In earlier works like American Hunger, Asili knits together images from downtown Accra, Ghana's coastal slave forts, and the Jersey Shore in an effort to understand his own relationship with Western colonialism and US imperialism. Presented in collaboration with SAIC's Video Data Bank."--Notes supplied by Conversations at the Edge (CATE).
Contents:
Forged ways / [Ephraim Asili] (2010), (16 min.)
American hunger / [Ephraim Asili] (2013), (20 min.)
Many thousands gone / sound, Joe McPhee (2014), (8 min.)
Kindah : one family (2016), (12 min.)
Fluid frontiers / Ephraim Aphili (2017), (23 min.).
Participant:
(Forged ways) starring Julian Rozzell, Jr., Kate Wand.
(American hunger) starring Julian Rozzell, Jr., Courtney.
(Fluid frontiers) readers: Margaret Walker, Teajai Travis, Tawana Petty, Deborah Lee [and seven others].
Credits:
(Forged ways) photography, Ephraim Asili, Fern Silva.
(Fluid frontiers) drum solo, Efe Bes; music, Ephraim Aphili.
Contributor:
Asili, Ephraim, artist, filmmaker, composer (expression). cinematographer.
Rozzell, Julian, onscreen participant.
Wand, Kate, onscreen participant.
Walker, Margaret, 1915-1998, author, narrator.
Travis, Teajai, on-screen participant.
Petty, Tawana, on-screen participant.
Lee, Deborah, on-screen participant.
Bes, Efe, composer (expression), performer.
Art Institute of Chicago. Video Data Bank, publisher.
Contains:
Forged ways.
American hunger.
Many thousands gone.
Kindah.
Fluid frontiers.
OCLC:
1089396671