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Thread #171221   Message #4140741
Posted By: GUEST,Thomas Stern
01-May-22 - 01:46 AM
Thread Name: Lionel Rogosin films / blues / Lomax
Subject: RE: Lionel Rogosin films / blues / Lomax
Date: 15 Mar 22 - 09:23 PM

Lomax and blues later in this post.

I've recently become aware (70 years late) of the films of LIONEL
    Lionel Rogosin website

remastered and available on Blu-Ray:

Rogosin - Milestone video v.1

   Rogosin - Milestone video V.2

The films are also available from a variety of streaming sites.

I am interested in knowing if others on this list are aware of these
films, when they encountered them and opinions. I think they are
all of great value.

Of particular interest to this list is the film BLACK ROOTS.
A conversation with Reverend Frederick Douglass Kirkpatrick, Florynce "Flo" Kennedy, Jim Collier, Wende Smith, Larry Johnson and Reverend Gary Davis.
Alan and Anna Lomax were consultants to this film, and it reminds me of the Lomax BLUES IN THE MISSISSIPPI NIGHT (1947 recorings, issued on LP by United Artists & Nixa, reissued and expanded on CD by Rounder and RYKO. Life for African Americans in a racist Jim Crow America.

COME BACK, AFRICA, an anti-apartheid drama/documentary filmed in
South Africa has a very young Miriam Makeba.

I leave it to those interested to find details, reviews, etc. abundantly available on the web.

Best wishes, Thomas.