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Nguzo Saba Films

Overview
Works: 20 works in 53 publications in 1 language and 310 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Educational films  Internet videos  Horror films  Drama  Feature films  History  Romantic comedy films  Biography  Documentary films 
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4372
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Nguzo Saba Films
The Cotton Club( Visual )

3 editions published between 1981 and 1982 in English and held by 44 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Highlights the lifestyle and experiences of five jazz performers who appeared in the Cotton Club shows during the Harlem renaissance era, including Avon Long, Cab Calloway, Estrellita, the Nicholas Brothers, and Matt Robinson. Presents vintage film clips of the artists and an impromptu performance by the group
Oscar Micheaux, film pioneer( Visual )

4 editions published between 1981 and 1982 in English and held by 40 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Oscar Micheaux is remembered for his work as a pioneer producer-director whose films offered a positive image and an alternative for Black people in the 1920s and 1930s. The program is built around the on-camera reminiscences of two performers who appeared in Micheaux films: Bee Freeman, dubbed the "Sepia Mae West" and Lorenzo Tucker, the "Black Valentino"
The black west( Visual )

3 editions published in 1982 in English and held by 39 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents the history of Blacks in the old West through feature film clips, rare archival photography and exclusive interviews with descendants of Western pioneers
Kuumba by Carol Munday Lawrence( Visual )

5 editions published between 1978 and 1983 in English and held by 25 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An animated story about a young boy who is searching for a new instrument with which to celebrate Trinidad's pre-Easter Carnival. Shows his success in fabricating a steel drum from the carefully indented bottom of an oildrum. For elementary grades
When the animals talked( Visual )

3 editions published in 1982 in English and held by 24 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Educator and folklorist Rev. William Faulkner provides fresh insight into Afro-American folklore. He picks up new stories on a fishing trip and reintroduces the real Brer Rabbit
Portrait of two artists( Visual )

4 editions published between 1981 and 1982 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 22 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Features Black American artists Hughie Lee-Smith and Jacob Lawrence. Shows their work and looks in on a class taught by Mr. Lee-Smith. Visits the artists in their studios and included animated sequences of the illustrations of Mr. Lawrence's children's book Harriet and the Promised Land
The facts of life by American Veterinary Medical Association( Visual )

3 editions published in 1982 in English and held by 19 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Features the life and work of blues musician Willie Dixon, a composer, producer, and performer who has written over 700 blues songs. Shows him at his home, recording studio, and in performance, and includes dramatic reenactments from his life
Ujima( Visual )

4 editions published between 1975 and 1993 in English and held by 19 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When a farmer in West Africa sees that a dam is about to burst and drown his neighbours in the valley below, he sets his own house on fire. The villagers rush up the hill to help him and in turn are saved from the flood
Imani( Visual )

4 editions published between 1976 and 1983 in English and held by 15 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tells the tale of a masai girl, Beegie and her dream of an inheritance of an egg. The dream is interpreted by her mother as a lesson in faith
Noel's lemonade stand( Visual )

4 editions published between 1981 and 1983 in English and held by 15 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Noel's sidewalk lemonade stand is not doing so well until his neighbors start supplying him with baked goods to sell along with his lemonade. Then business starts booming and they all share in the profits
Sports profile( Visual )

4 editions published in 1982 in English and held by 13 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Focuses on Artie Wilson, a celebrity in the Negro Baseball League, as he tours his old Birmingham neighborhood and reminisces. Reenactments highlight his childhood and career. Looks at the life and career of Alice Coachman, a Black Olympic Gold Medal high jumper and sprinter
Kujichagulia( Visual )

2 editions published in 1983 in English and held by 12 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Kujichagulia is a Swahili word meaning self-determination. This animated folktale is set in the Australian outback. Two kangaroos that misplaced in a village of platypuses trying to be like the animals around them. Consequently they lose the ability to hop and also fail to learn how to swim
Nia( Visual )

2 editions published in 1983 in English and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Demonstrates doing one's best for the good of the community in a tale set in East Africa
Mary Jean and the green stone( Visual )

in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Umoja( Visual )

in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Using animation, this film recounts the tale of the Bengal tiger who refuses to let anyone near the food and water around his habitat after a drought has destroyed all the other food and water in the area. Driven by hunger and thirst, the other animals get together, and, led by a rabbit, they trick the tiger and get their food and drink. The point of the film is to show how much people can accomplish by working together in unity, rather than individually
Imani: Beegie and the egg( Visual )

1 edition published in 1976 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Beegie, a Massai girl is afraid to venture deep into the woods. She dreams about a magic egg entrusted to her by her father. To preserve its magic, she must take it into the forest. Each night, Beegie follows her father's instructions and sings to the egg. It grows and changes, eventually breaking open to release a large collection of African animals. "Imani" is a Swahili word meaning faith and purpose
Umoja: Tiger and the big wind( Visual )

1 edition published in 1970 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The title of this Black folktale is an African word which means unity. The animals work together with a rabbit to trap a tiger who will not share his water and pear tree. In a chanting style, William J. Faulkner retells the story which he learned in childhood. Odetta sings at the beginning and the end of the film
Ujima: Modupe and the flood( Visual )

1 edition published in 1975 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Fade out : the erosion of black images in the media( Visual )

1 edition published in 1984 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

A look at the portrayal of African Americans in motion pictures and television (mostly from the 1970's on) with comments from director Michael Schultz, writer Stirling Silliphant, actresses Beah Richards and Marla Gibbs, and others
Bones by Andrew Paul Bonsall( Visual )

2 editions published in 1982 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Portrays musician John Henry Nobles, one of the few remaining practitioners of the art of creating rhythms with dried beef bones. In addition to focusing on his life as a musician, shows him as sage, patriarch, folk doctor, and man-about-town in Beaumont, Texas
 
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Languages
English (52)