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What's it called? Prince among slaves [videorecording] / [a presentation of the National Black Programming Consortium and is a production of Unity Productions Foundation in association with Spark Media and Duke Media ; co-producer and co-writer, Raki Jones] ; directed, produced and written by Andrea Kalin ; reenactments directed by Bill Duke.
Who published it? [Alexandria, VA] : Distributed by PBS Home Video, c2008.
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Location Call No. Status
 DOWNTOWN Nonfiction  306.362 Pri  AVAILABLE
 SPANISH RIVER Nonfiction  306.362 Pri  AVAILABLE
What's it like? 1 videodisc (ca. 60 min.) : sd., col. with b&w sequences ; 4 3/4 in.
Special stuff to know! DVD video; widescreen (16:9, enhanced) presentation; Dolby Digital stereo.
Helpful notes! Closed-captioned for the hearing impaired.
Performers! Narrator, Mos Def.
Credits Director of photography, John Rhode ; editor, David Grossbach ; original music, Joseph Vitarelli ; costume designers, Karen Simon, Diana Moss ; production designer, Jeffrey Pratt Gordon.
Helpful notes! Based on the book Prince among slaves by Terry Alford.
What's it about? In 1788, a slave ship sailed from the Gambia River with hundreds of men, women and children bound in chains. Eight months later, a handful of survivors were sold in Natchez, Mississippi. One of them made an astonishing claim: he was a prince of an African kingdom larger and more developed than the newly formed United States. The true story of an African prince who endured the humiliation of slavery without losing his dignity or hope of freedom.
Who'd like this? Not rated.
Helpful notes! Special features: Interview with Mos Def; dominion over others; writing in the sand; land of faith and liberty.
Awards! American Black Film Festival, 2007: Best Documentary.
Helpful subjects! Ibrahima, Abd al-Rahman, 1762-1829.
Slavery -- Mississippi -- Natchez.
Slave traders -- Mississippi -- Natchez.
Princes -- Africa.
It's a special thing! Documentary television programs.
Video recordings for the hearing impaired.
DVD-Video discs.
More people who helped! Jones, Raki.
Kalin, Andrea.
Duke, Bill, 1943-
Mos Def (Rapper)
Alford, Terry. Prince among slaves.
National Black Programming Consortium.
Unity Productions Foundation.
Spark Media (Firm)
Duke Media (Firm)
Special numbers! 0793694183
Special numbers! PASL601 PBS Home Video
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