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Current Films and Videos, Vol. 45, No. 3 (Fall 2001)
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Compiled by Barbara Rose Lange (University of Houston)

General | Africa | Americas | Asia | Distributor Addresses

General

The Internationale. 2000. Directed by Peter Miller. Distributed by First Run/Icarus Films, New York, NY. Video, 57 mins. A survey of how the Internationale has affected a spectrum of social activists from the Spanish Civil War through Tiananmen Squ are.

Africa

Drums of Dagbon. 2000 (1984). Directed by Dennis Marks. Distributed by Films for the Humanities and Sciences, Princeton, NJ. Video, 58 mins. Video release of the film on Dagbani drumming featuring Ibrahim Abdulai.

Fela Live. 2000 (1984). Directed by Dennis Marks. Distributed by Shanachie Entertainment, Newton, NJ. DVD, 75 mins. DVD release of the film containing interviews and concert footage of Fela Kuti.

Americas

Bob Marley: Catch a Fire. 2000 (1999). Directed by Jeremy Marre. Distributed by Rhino Home Video. Video, 60 mins. Relates how the Catch a Fire album was assembled. Includes interviews with Bob Marley, Peter Tosh, and other musicians, as well as Jam aican home movie footage of the Wailers.

Miss M.C.: Women in Rap. 2000. Directed by Danila Perkins. Distributed by Ventura Distribution, Thousand Oaks, CA. Video, 74 mins. Documents the involvement of women in rap, including contemporary performers.

Nobody Knows My Name. 2000. Directed by Rachel Raimist. Distributed by Unleashed Entertainment, Los Angeles, CA. DV, 58 mins. Shows facets of hip hop through the lives of women performers in L.A. Includes commentary on turntablists, hip hop familie s, and working with major record labels.

Nuestro Cuatro. Volume 1, 1493 to 1959: The Puerto Ricans and Their Stringed Instruments. 1999. Directed by Juan Sotomayor, William Cumpiano and Wil Echevarria. Distributed by the Cuatro Project. Video, 83 mins. Documents the significance of the c uatro and other stringed instruments from the days of the jibaros through the creation of a national music and the first mass emigrations from the island.

Rapmania: The Roots of Rap. 2000. Distributed by Brentwood Communications, Newbury Park, CA. Video, DVD,134 mins. Documents a live concert featuring many of the first hip-hop and rap artists.

Shine on: Richard Trice and the Bull City Blues. 2000. Directed by Kenny Dalsheimer. Distributed by Groove Productions, Durham, NC. MiniDV and Video, 49 mins. Documents the life of Piedmont blues musician Richard Trice, including the working condi tions he faced in North Carolina.

Asia

Mongolyn duu: Poets of Mongolia. 1999. Directed by Peter Brosens, Peter Krüger, and Sakhya Byamba. Distributed by d.net.sales, Leipzig, Germany. Digi Beta, 52 mins. Documents how working people in Mongolia process their difficult living conditions through poetry and song.

Distributor Addresses

Brentwood Communications
810 Lawrence Dr., Ste. 100
Newbury Park, CA 91320
805-375-9998

Cuatro Project
http://www.cuatro-pr.org/Home/Eng/Store/Catalog/catalog.htm

d.net.sales
Peterssteinweg 13
04107 Leipzig
Germany
49-0341-215-66-38
info@d-net-sales.com
http://www.d-net-sales.com/films/dnet036.htm

Films for the Humanities and Sciences
P.O. Box 2053
Princeton, NJ 08543

First Run/Icarus Films
153 Waverly Place
New York, NY 10014
212-727-1711
http://www.frif.com/index.html

Groove Productions
302 E. Pettigrew St., Suite 30
Durham, NC 27701
919-667-1208
fax: 919-403-2331

Rhino Home Video
Rhino Records
1720 Westwood Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90024-5608
(310) 474-8685
http://www.rhino.com

Shanachie Entertainment
37 E. Clinton St.
Newton, NJ 07860
973-579-7763

Unleashed Entertainment
info@thaconnect.com
http://www.thaconnect.com/unleashed-entertainment.htm

Ventura Distribution
3001 Via Colinas
Thousand Oaks, CA 91362
818-879-7900
fax: 818-879-7999
sales@venturadistribution.com


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