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The life and times of Sara Baartman : "The Hottentot Venus"

Author: Zola MasekoAdrian BrownHlengiwe FarasaniPhilip BrooksHarriet GavshonAll authors
Publisher: New York, N.Y. : First Run/Icarus Films, [1998]
Edition/Format:   VHS video : VHS tape   Visual material : EnglishView all editions and formats
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A documentary film of the life a Khoikhoi woman who was taken from South Africa in 1810 and exhibited as a freak across Britain. The image and ideas for "The Hottentot Venus" (particularly the interest in her sexual anatomy) swept through British popular culture. A court battle waged by abolitionists to free her from her exhibitors failed. In 1814, a year before her death, she was taken to France and became the  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Documentary television programs
Biographical television programs
Historical television programs
Nonfiction television programs
Biography
Exhibition catalogs
History
Exhibitions
Named Person: Sarah Baartman; Sarah Baartman
Material Type: Videorecording
Document Type: Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: Zola Maseko; Adrian Brown; Hlengiwe Farasani; Philip Brooks; Harriet Gavshon; Phillip V Tobias; François-Xavier Fauvelle-Aymar; Yvette Abrahams; S Martin; Brian Daubney; Christian Docin-Julien; Dominant 7 (Firm); Mail & Guardian Television.; Société nationale de programme France-Régions.; South African Broadcasting Corporation.; First Run/Icarus Films.
OCLC Number: 42139617
Language Note: In English and French with English subtitles.
Notes: The story continues in The return of Sara Baartman.
Credits: Producers, Philip Brooks, Harriet Gavshon ; director, Zola Maseko ; camera, Giulio Biccari ; editor, Lise Beaulieu ; assistant director, Christian Docin-Julien ; sound, Karen Boswall, Robin Harris ; narration written by Christian Docin-Julien ; original music composed and performed by Pops Mohamed ; performed by Gloria Bosman.
Performer(s): Commentary: Phillip Tobias, Francois-Xavier Fauvelle, Yvette Abrahams, Steve Martin, Brian Daubney.
Voices, Zola Maseko, Adrian Brown, Hlengiwe Farasani.
Description: 1 videocassette (52 min.) : sd., col. ; 1/2 in.
Details: VHS format.
Other Titles: Hottentot Venus
Responsibility: Dominant 7, Mail & Guardian Television, France 3 and SABC 2 present ; producers, Philip Brooks, Harriet Gavshon ; director, Zola Maseko.

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A documentary film of the life a Khoikhoi woman who was taken from South Africa in 1810 and exhibited as a freak across Britain. The image and ideas for "The Hottentot Venus" (particularly the interest in her sexual anatomy) swept through British popular culture. A court battle waged by abolitionists to free her from her exhibitors failed. In 1814, a year before her death, she was taken to France and became the object of scientific research that formed the bedrock of European ideas about black female sexuality.

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