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The Resource A son of Africa, Aimimage Productions for the BBC ; producer, Hugh Williams ; director, Alrick Riley ; writer, Danny Padmore, (electronic resource)

A son of Africa, Aimimage Productions for the BBC ; producer, Hugh Williams ; director, Alrick Riley ; writer, Danny Padmore, (electronic resource)

Label
A son of Africa
Title
A son of Africa
Statement of responsibility
Aimimage Productions for the BBC ; producer, Hugh Williams ; director, Alrick Riley ; writer, Danny Padmore
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
A docudrama based on the book, The interesting narrative of the life of Oloudah Equiano, or Gustavus Vaasa the African, which was the first influential slave autobiography. When it was published in 1789, it fueled a growing anti-slavery movement in the U.S. and England. This production employs dramatic reconstruction, archival material and interviews with scholars. Equiano's narrative begins in the West African village where he was kidnapped into slavery in 1756. He was shipped to a Virginia plantation and then later sold again to a British naval officer. Here he learned to read and write, became a skilled trader, eventually bought his freedom and married into English society where he became a leading abolitionist
Additional physical form
Previously released as DVD
Characteristic
videorecording
Language note
This edition in English
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b. 1745
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  • Adi, Hakim
  • Annan, Frederick
  • Duffield, Ian
  • Hall, Stuart
  • Kae-Kazim, Hakeem
  • Padmore, Danny
  • Riley, Alrick
  • Tyson, Cathy
  • Williams, Hugh
  • Equiano, Olaudah
  • Aimimage Productions
  • British Broadcasting Corporation
  • California Newsreel (Firm)
Runtime
29
Series statement
Black studies in video
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  • Equiano, Olaudah
  • Abolitionists
  • African Americans
  • Antislavery movements
  • Biographical films
  • Blacks
  • Documentary films
  • Freedmen
  • Slave trade
  • Slavery
  • Slavery
  • Slaves
  • Slaves
  • Great Britain
  • United States
Target audience
general
Label
A son of Africa, Aimimage Productions for the BBC ; producer, Hugh Williams ; director, Alrick Riley ; writer, Danny Padmore, (electronic resource)
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • Date from original disc label
  • Originally produced for television in 1995
Antecedent source
file reproduced from original
Control code
ASP1857474/blsv
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (29 min.)
Form of item
online
Medium for sound
other
Reformatting quality
access
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
  • remote
  • other
System control number
(OCoLC)840838377
Video recording format
other
Label
A son of Africa, Aimimage Productions for the BBC ; producer, Hugh Williams ; director, Alrick Riley ; writer, Danny Padmore, (electronic resource)
Publication
Note
  • Date from original disc label
  • Originally produced for television in 1995
Antecedent source
file reproduced from original
Control code
ASP1857474/blsv
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (29 min.)
Form of item
online
Medium for sound
other
Reformatting quality
access
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
  • remote
  • other
System control number
(OCoLC)840838377
Video recording format
other

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