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Fela: The Complete Works of Fela Anikulapo Kuti

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Slice of Fela DVD: documentary film which features live performances from Berlin Jazz festival and Glastonbury with commentaries by Chris May.
CDDVD
2016; 1964
Music (Circulation Desk)
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Voices of the Orishas

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An ethnographic documentary on the practice of Santeria in Havana, Cuba, and its roots in Yoruba cultural and religious heritage. Records a religious ceremony that features dancing, singing, and drum beating invoking the Orishas, and also separate dances representing the interaction of the Orishas.
DVD
1993; 2009
Clemons (Stacks)
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Mother of George

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Adenike and Ayodele are a Nigerian couple living in Brooklyn. Following the joyous celebration of the their wedding, complications arise out of their inability to conceive a child, a problem that devastates their family and defies cultural expectations, leading Adenike to make a shocking decision that could either save her family or destroy it.
DVD
2014; 2013
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Act of God

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"Is being hit by lightning a random natural occurrence or a predestined event? Accidents, chance, fate and the elusive quest to make sense out of tragedy underpin [this]...new documentary, an elegant meditation on the metaphysical effects of being struck." -- Container.
DVD
2010
Clemons (Stacks)
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Afro@digital

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Looks as the information technology revolution which has become a daily reality in many African countries where the Internet, mobile telephones and digital video cameras are being used with extraordinary creativity. Visits a marabout who explains he no longer replies by letter to questions but uses his mobile phone and email to transmit his advice. Another illustration of the digital revolution in Africa is the rise of internet cafes and cyber teahouses. In some towns in Senegal and the Congo, increasing numbers are connecting to internet using a laptop computer with a mobile phone.
DVD
2003
Clemons (Stacks)
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Voices of the Orishas

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This is an ethnographic documentary which demonstrates the survival and strength of the Yoruba cultural and religious heritage in the contemporary life of Caribbean African-Hispanics. The program was filmed in Havana among practicioners of Santeria, and documents a ritual ceremony that features dancing, singing, praying and drum beating, invoking the twenty-two Orishas, or deities of the Yoruba religion.
VHS
1993
Ivy (By Request)
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Los Dioses Rotos

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A story based around Laura, an university professor who studies the famous Cuban pimp Alberto Yarini Ponce de León, who controlled the business of prostitution in Havana of the early twentieth century. Her studies lead her into the present day underworld in Havana, with its dichotomy between bravado and shame.
Online
2008