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Nat Turner: a troublesome property

Title
Nat Turner: a troublesome property / directed by Charles Burnett.
Publication
San Francisco : California Newsreel, c2002.

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Description
1 videodisc (57 min.) : sd., col. with b&w sequences; 4 3/4 in.
Subjects
Genre/Form
  • Biographical films.
  • Documentary films.
Note
  • Originally produced for television in 2002.
Credits (note)
  • Screenwriters, Charles Burnett, Frank Christopher, Kenneth S. Greenberg ; producer, Charles Burnett ; cinematographer, John Demps ; editors, Frank Christopher, Michael Colin ; composers, Todd Capps, Stephen James Taylor ; California Newsreel presents ; produced in association with KQED Public Television, a production of Subpix LLC.
Performer (note)
  • Carl Lumbly (Nat Turner) [Gray segment], Tommy Hicks (Nat Turner) [Edmonds segment], James Opher (Nat Turner) [Styron segment], Michael Lemelle (Nat Turner) [Brown segment], Patrick Waller (Nat Turner) [Stowe segment], Billy Dye (Nat Turner), Tom Nowicki (Thomas R. Gray), Megan Gallagher (Margaret Whitehead), Moses Gibson (Allen Crawford).
Funding (note)
  • Principal funding by the National Endowment for the Humanities.
System Details (note)
  • DVD.
Language (note)
  • Closed captioned for the hearing impaired.
Contents
1830s: Turner's slave rebellion -- 1830s: Amanuensis Thomas R. Gray -- 1850-60s: Novelist Harried Beecher Stowe, Abolitionist William Wells Brown -- 1930s: WPA Ex-slave oral history -- 1930s: Dramatist Randolph Edmonds -- 1960s: Novelist William Styron -- 1960s: Ten black writers respond -- Present: Documentary film as interpretation.
Call Number
Sc Visual DVD-1894
Title
Nat Turner: a troublesome property / directed by Charles Burnett.
Imprint
San Francisco : California Newsreel, c2002.
Type of Content
two-dimensional moving image
Type of Medium
video
Type of Carrier
videodisc
System Details
DVD.
Performer
Narrator, Alfre Woodard ; commentators, Eric Foner, Peter Wood, Mary Kemp Davis, Ekewueme Michael Thelwell, Henry Louis Gates, Vincent Harding, Herbert Aptheker, William Styron, Kitty Futrell, Eugene Genovese, Rick Francis, Bruce Turner, Martha Minow, Ray Winbush, Ossie Davis, Alvin Poussaint, Ayoku Babu, James McGee, Charles Burnett, Kenneth S. Greenberg, Thomas Parramore, Louise Meriwether, Loyle Hairston ; historian, Kenneth S. Greenberg.
Cast
Carl Lumbly (Nat Turner) [Gray segment], Tommy Hicks (Nat Turner) [Edmonds segment], James Opher (Nat Turner) [Styron segment], Michael Lemelle (Nat Turner) [Brown segment], Patrick Waller (Nat Turner) [Stowe segment], Billy Dye (Nat Turner), Tom Nowicki (Thomas R. Gray), Megan Gallagher (Margaret Whitehead), Moses Gibson (Allen Crawford).
Credits
Screenwriters, Charles Burnett, Frank Christopher, Kenneth S. Greenberg ; producer, Charles Burnett ; cinematographer, John Demps ; editors, Frank Christopher, Michael Colin ; composers, Todd Capps, Stephen James Taylor ; California Newsreel presents ; produced in association with KQED Public Television, a production of Subpix LLC.
Summary
Evaluates the authenticity of the earliest source, "The Confessions of Nat Turner", assembled by a white Virginia lawyer from jailhouse interviews. It then follows the controversy over the Nat Turner story played out through history. Alvin Poussaint and Ossie Davis recall how Nat Turner became a hero in the Black community. Religious scholar Vincent Harding and legal scholar Martha Minow reflect on America's attitudes toward terrorism. One of the most bitter race battles of the 1960s is reexamined, when William Styron published his novel, The Confessions of Nat Turner.
Funding
Principal funding by the National Endowment for the Humanities.
Language
Closed captioned for the hearing impaired.
Added Author
Christopher, Frank.
Greenberg, Kenneth S.
Burnett, Charles, 1944- film director.
Capps, Todd Holden, composer.
Woodard, Alfre, 1953-
Lumbly, Carl.
Hicks, Tommy.
Opher, James.
LeMelle, Michael A.
Waller, Patrick.
Dye, Billy.
KQED-TV (Television station : San Francisco, Calif.)
Subpix LLC.
California Newsreel (Firm), film distributor.
National Endowment for the Humanities.
Research Call Number
Sc Visual DVD-1894
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