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The healing passage : voices from the water

Author: S Pearl SharpRiua AkinshegunYsaye M BarnwellOscar Brown, Jr.Katrina BrowneAll authors
Publisher: Los Angeles : A Sharp Show, [2006] ©2006
Edition/Format:   DVD video : NTSC color broadcast system : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Cultural artists, along with historians and healers, look at present day behavior that is connected to the Trans-Atlantic slave trade. For more than 300 years Africans were carried from their homeland, across the Atlantic Ocean ("The Middle Passage"), into chattel slavery in the Americas and the Caribbean. The residual impact of this African Holocaust still reverberates in the world today through psychological  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Documentary films
Feature films
Nonfiction films
Material Type: Videorecording
Document Type: Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: S Pearl Sharp; Riua Akinshegun; Ysaye M Barnwell; Oscar Brown, Jr.; Katrina Browne; Tom Feelings; Haile Gerima; Chester Higgins; Gil Noble; Babatunde Olatunji; John Outterbridge; Dadisi Sanyika; C C H Pounder; Shonda Buchanan; Brother Yusef, (Blues musician); Eric Cyrs; Nedra Wheeler; Ra6, (Artist); Abbey Onikoyi; Toni Morrison; Beah E Richards; Jules Diagne; Sybil Williams-Clarke; Maxine Waters; Yosef Ben-Jochannan; Boubacar Joseph Ndiaye; Johnny Ray Youngblood; Lola M Kemp; Olivia Cousins, Dr.; Kate Johnson, (Film director); John Simmons; Michael Mosbé; Dembrebrah West African Drum & Dance Company,; Teye Sa Thiosanne African Drum & Dance Company,; Saint Paul Community Baptist Church (Brooklyn, New York, N.Y.). Dance Ministry,; Sharp Show (Firm),; Women Make Movies (Firm),; iOpen Arts,
ISBN: 9780936068152 0936068159
OCLC Number: 658214358
Notes: Accompanying CD is PDF version of study guide.
Originally produced in 2004.
Commentary by historian Dr. Yosef A.A. ben-Jochannan (Dr. Ben), Goree Island curator Boubacar Joseph Ndiaye, health professionals Lola Kemp and Dr. Olivia Cousins, and Maafa Conference founder Rev. Dr. Johnny Ray Youngblood. Artistry of actress CCH Pounder, Brother Yusef the Bluesman, bassist Nedra Wheeler, writer/singer Shonda Buchannan (Nyesha Khalfani), doll maker Angela Briggs, visual artists Ra6 and Abbey Onikoyi and others.
Special features include biographical segments on the featured artists, additional artists, historians and healers as well as on the filmmaker and the making of the film.
Credits: Editor & digital graphics, Kate Johnson ; supervising cinematographer, Johnny Simmons ; production sound engineer: Michael Mosbé, WaveLength Audio Design ; production manager: Azhar Al-Uqdah ; translations: Sidya Mboup, Aurelle Djang, Eric Cyrs, Debo Kotun, Yana Billè, Daniel Selassie Ahorlu, Leslie Lestinasse ; research: S. Pearl Sharp, Tom Feelings, Rose Mitchell, Yana Billè, Caro Moreno, Arabella Chavers-Julien ; fiscal sponsors: Women Make Movies, iOpen Arts.
Performer(s): Featuring Oscar Brown, Jr., Tom Feelings, Haile Gerima, Dadisi Sanyika, John Outterbridge, Babatunde Olatunji, Riua Akinshegun, Chester Higgins, Jr., Ysaye M. Barnwell, Katrina Browne, Gil Noble, S. Pearl Sharp, Brother Yusef, Eric Cyrs, Nedra Wheeler, Dembrebrah West African Drum & Dance Company, Ra6, Abbey Onikoyi, Teye Sa Thiosanne African Drum & Dance Company, The Dance Ministry St. Paul Community Baptist Church, Rev. Dr. Johnny Ray Youngblood, Boubacar Joseph Ndiaye, Dr. Olivia Cousins, Lola M. Kemp, Dr. Yosef A. A. ben-Jochannan ; voice of the ancestors, CCH Pounder ; vocal effects, Shonda Buchanan ; voices: Toni Morrison, Beah Richards, Jules Diagne, Sybil Williams-Clarke, Cong. Maxine Waters.
Description: 1 videodisc (90 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in. + 1 CD-ROM (4 3/4 in.)
Details: DVD, NTSC.; System requirements for accompanying disc: Adobe Acrobat reader; CD-ROM drive.
Contents: Idols / Riua Akinshegun --
Testifyin' / Ysaye M. Barnwell --
a-Count-ing / Oscar Brown, Jr. --
Sankofating / Katrina Browne --
Compensation / Tom Feelings --
Spelling / Haile Gerima --
Confronting / Chester Higgins Jr. --
Some fixing ceremony / Gil Noble --
Keeping memory / Babatunde Olatunji --
Homecoming / John Outterbridge --
Water / Dadisi Sanyika.
Responsibility: a film by S. Pearl Sharp ; written, produced and directed by S. Pearl Sharp.

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Cultural artists, along with historians and healers, look at present day behavior that is connected to the Trans-Atlantic slave trade. For more than 300 years Africans were carried from their homeland, across the Atlantic Ocean ("The Middle Passage"), into chattel slavery in the Americas and the Caribbean. The residual impact of this African Holocaust still reverberates in the world today through psychological trauma, genetic memory, personal and community consciousness. The artists use music, dolls, dance, altars, spoken word, visual art and ritual to create paths to healing.

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