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Nat Turner : a troublesome property

Title
Nat Turner : a troublesome property / California Newsreel presents ; produced in association with KQED Public Television, a production of Subpix LLC ; directed by Charles Burnett ; produced by Frank Christopher ; written by Charles Burnett, Frank Christopher, Kenneth S. Greenberg.
Publication
San Francisco : California Newsreel, c2002.

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Moving imageNo restrictions DVDR 728Reserve Film and Video Adult Fiction

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Description
1 videodisc (57 min.) : sd., col. with b&w sequences; 4 3/4 in.
Subjects
Genre/Form
  • Documentary films.
  • Art.
  • Criticism, interpretation, etc.
  • History.
  • Sources.
  • Documentary television programs.
  • Historical television programs.
  • Biographical television programs.
  • Nonfiction television programs.
  • Video recordings for the hearing impaired.
Note
  • Originally produced for television in 2002.
Credits (note)
  • Historian, Kenneth S. Greenberg ; director of photography, John Demps ; editors, Frank Christopher, Michael Colin ; music, Todd Capps, Stephen James Taylor.
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.
OCLC
54939602
Title
Nat Turner : a troublesome property / California Newsreel presents ; produced in association with KQED Public Television, a production of Subpix LLC ; directed by Charles Burnett ; produced by Frank Christopher ; written by Charles Burnett, Frank Christopher, Kenneth S. Greenberg.
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.
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
Historian, Kenneth S. Greenberg ; director of photography, John Demps ; editors, Frank Christopher, Michael Colin ; music, Todd Capps, Stephen James Taylor.
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.
Chronological Term
1800-1999
Added Author
Christopher, Frank.
Greenberg, Kenneth S.
Burnett, Charles, 1944-
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)
National Endowment for the Humanities.
Branch Call Number
DVD 975.555 N
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