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Prince among slaves [videorecording] / directed, produced and written by Andrea Kalin ; reenactments directed by Bill Duke ; a presentation of the National Black Programming Consortium.

Kalin, Andrea. (Director, Producer, Screenwriter). Duke, Bill, 1943- (Director). Rhode, John. (Cinematographer). Grossbach, David. (Film editor). Vitarelli, Joseph. (Composer). Mos Def (Rapper) (Narrator). Alford, Terry. Prince among slaves. (Added Author). National Black Programming Consortium. (Added Author). Spark Media (Washington, D.C.) (Added Author). Duke Media (Firm) (Added Author). Unity Productions Foundation. (Added Author). PBS Home Video (Added Author).

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Item details

  • ISBN: 0793694183
  • ISBN: 9780793694181
  • Physical Description: 1 videodisc (58 min.) : sd., col. with b&w sequences ; 4 3/4 in.
  • Publisher: [Alexandria, Va.] : PBS Home Video, c2008.

Contents / Notes

General Note:
Based on the book: Prince among slaves / by Terry Alford.
Originally produced as a motion picture in 2007.
Special features: "Dominion over others : slavery at home in the world" featurette; "Writing in the sand : the legacy of Muslim slavery" featurette; "Land of faith & liberty : the Muslim kingdom of Futa Jallon" featurette; interview with Mos Def.
Prince among slaves -- Middle Passage -- TransAtlantic slave trade -- Natchez, Mississippi -- Foster's field -- Torn memories -- Escape and revelation -- King Cotton -- Starting anew -- Twenty years later -- Crossroads -- Dr. Cox's offer -- Narschalk -- Freedom -- Departure -- Most popular African in America -- ACS -- Backlash -- Last stop -- Journey home -- A dream fulfilled.
Creation/Production Credits Note:
Director of photography, John Rhode ; edited by David Grossbach ; original music composed by Joseph Vitarelli.
Participant or Performer:
Narrated by Mos Def.
Summary, etc.:
The true story of Abd al-Rahman Ibrahima Ibn Sori, a West African prince who was sold into slavery in 1788, eventually ending up in Natchez, Mississippi.
Target Audience:
Not rated PBS Home Video.
System Details:
DVD, NTSC, widescreen; stereo.
American Black Film Festival, 2007: Best Documentary.
Subject: Ibrahima, Abd al-Rahman, 1762-1829.
Slaves > Mississippi > Natchez > Biography.
Princes > Africa, West > Biography.
Muslims > Mississippi > Natchez > Biography.
Slavery > Mississippi.
Genre: Documentary films.
Nonfiction films.
Feature films.
Video recordings for the hearing impaired.

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