The Resource The Language You Cry In, Produced and Directed by Alvaro Toepke and Angel Serrano

The Language You Cry In, Produced and Directed by Alvaro Toepke and Angel Serrano

Label
The Language You Cry In
Title
The Language You Cry In
Statement of responsibility
Produced and Directed by Alvaro Toepke and Angel Serrano
Contributor
Director
Narrator
Producer
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
The Language You Cry In tells an amazing scholarly detective story that searches for-and finds-meaningful links between African Americans and their ancestral past. It bridges hundreds of years and thousands of miles from the Gullah people of present-day Georgia back to 18th century Sierra Leone. It recounts the even more remarkable saga of how African Americans have retained links with their African past through the horrors of the middle passage, slavery and segregation. The film dramatically demonstrates the contribution of contemporary scholarship to restoring what narrator Vertamae Grosvenor calls the "non-history" imposed on African Americans: "This is a story of memory, how the memory of a family was pieced together through a song with legendary powers to connect those who sang it with their roots."
Cataloging source
VaAlASP
Characteristic
videorecording
Language note
  • In English
  • Original language in English
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Serrano, Angel
  • Toepke, Alvaro
  • Serrano, Angel
  • Toepke, Alvaro
  • (1938), Vertamae Grosvenor
Runtime
53
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Slavery
  • African diaspora
  • African languages
  • Ethnomusicology
  • Sierra Leone
  • Georgia (U.S.)
Target audience
adult
Label
The Language You Cry In, Produced and Directed by Alvaro Toepke and Angel Serrano
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Title from resource description page (viewed March 29, 2016)
Carrier category
  • other
  • online resource
Carrier category code
  • vz
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
  • rdacarrier
  • rdacarrier
Content category
two-dimensional moving image
Content type code
tdi
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
  • unknown
  • other
Extent
1 online resource (53 minutes)
Form of item
online
Media category
  • video
  • computer
Media MARC source
  • rdamedia
  • rdamedia
Media type code
  • v
  • c
Reformatting quality
access
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
  • remote
  • other
System control number
  • (VaAlASP)1859904
  • (OCoLC)823895433
  • (VaAlASP)ASP1859904/marc
  • (EXLCZ)993800000000216917
Video recording format
other
Label
The Language You Cry In, Produced and Directed by Alvaro Toepke and Angel Serrano
Publication
Note
Title from resource description page (viewed March 29, 2016)
Carrier category
  • other
  • online resource
Carrier category code
  • vz
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
  • rdacarrier
  • rdacarrier
Content category
two-dimensional moving image
Content type code
tdi
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
  • unknown
  • other
Extent
1 online resource (53 minutes)
Form of item
online
Media category
  • video
  • computer
Media MARC source
  • rdamedia
  • rdamedia
Media type code
  • v
  • c
Reformatting quality
access
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
  • remote
  • other
System control number
  • (VaAlASP)1859904
  • (OCoLC)823895433
  • (VaAlASP)ASP1859904/marc
  • (EXLCZ)993800000000216917
Video recording format
other

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