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Thread #171221   Message #4188521
Posted By: GUEST,Ellosp
07-Sep-23 - 04:43 PM
Thread Name: Lionel Rogosin films / blues / Lomax
Subject: RE: Lionel Rogosin films / blues / Lomax
"Black Roots" is a significant work that features important conversations with influential figures, and the involvement of Alan and Anna Lomax as consultants adds to its historical and cultural significance. Alan Lomax was renowned for his work in documenting folk music and the oral traditions of various communities, including African Americans in the Jim Crow era. "Blues in the Mississippi Night" captures some of these powerful recordings and is a valuable historical document.

"Come Back, Africa" is another notable film by Rogosin, focusing on the anti-apartheid struggle in South Africa. It's an important documentary that provides insight into the political and social conditions of the time, and having a young Miriam Makeba in the film adds to its cultural significance.