The Resource Artist Unknown : The Search for African History, BBC Worldwide Ltd, (evideo)

Artist Unknown : The Search for African History, BBC Worldwide Ltd, (evideo)

Label
Artist Unknown : The Search for African History
Title
Artist Unknown
Title remainder
The Search for African History
Statement of responsibility
BBC Worldwide Ltd
Title variation
Search for African History
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
In this documentary, Lonnie James, a young British man of Trinidadian descent, journeys to the ancient African kingdom of Benin, located in present-day Nigeria, to discover the origins of a carved mask purchased in London. He uncovers a tale of early African civilization, the looting of treasures and suppression of traditions by colonial powers, and the amazing persistence of an African artistic vision within a colonial culture. His mission becomes a quest to better understand the essence of Africa itself. In an ultimate gesture of reconciliation with his African heritage, James leaves the prized mask in the place where it was created. A BBCW Production
Cataloging source
AzPhAEM
Characteristic
videorecording
Intended audience
9 & up
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Films on Demand
  • BBC Worldwide Ltd
  • Films for the Humanities & Sciences (Firm)
  • Films Media Group
Runtime
50
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Art, African
  • Art, Middle Eastern
  • Benin (Kingdom)
  • Islamic arts
  • Africa
  • Africa, Sub-Saharan
Technique
live action
Label
Artist Unknown : The Search for African History, BBC Worldwide Ltd, (evideo)
Link
https://www.nclive.org/cgi-bin/nclsm?url=http://fod.infobase.com/PortalPlaylists.aspx?xtid=7426
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • Encoded with permission for digital streaming by Films Media Group on October 18, 2013
  • Films on Demand is distributed by Films Media Group for Films for the Humanities & Sciences, Cambridge Educational, Meridian Education, and Shopware
Color
multicolored
Configuration of playback channels
unknown
Contents
Identifying an African Mask (3:38) -- Benin's Recent History (1:51) -- Benin Art in London (2:52) -- Traveling to Benin (1:31) -- Igun Street (4:56) -- Stopping the Rain (3:33) -- A Benin Elder's Advice (2:42) -- Benin Bronze Casting Workshop (4:59) -- Benin Art Museum (Graphic) (5:34) -- Benin Spirituality (2:21) -- Benin Cleansing Ceremony (6:38) -- Benin Ceremonial Masks (3:06) -- Returning Art to Africa (4:12) -- Credits: Artist Unknown: The Search for African History (0:53)
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 streaming video file (50 min.)
Form of item
online
Governing access note
Access requires authentication through Films on Demand
Medium for sound
other
Other physical details
sd., col.
Publisher number
7426
Sound
sound
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
  • other
  • remote
System control number
  • 100007426
  • (OCoLC)869222857
  • 100007426
System details
  • Mode of access: Internet
  • System requirements: FOD playback platform
Video recording format
other
Label
Artist Unknown : The Search for African History, BBC Worldwide Ltd, (evideo)
Link
https://www.nclive.org/cgi-bin/nclsm?url=http://fod.infobase.com/PortalPlaylists.aspx?xtid=7426
Publication
Note
  • Encoded with permission for digital streaming by Films Media Group on October 18, 2013
  • Films on Demand is distributed by Films Media Group for Films for the Humanities & Sciences, Cambridge Educational, Meridian Education, and Shopware
Color
multicolored
Configuration of playback channels
unknown
Contents
Identifying an African Mask (3:38) -- Benin's Recent History (1:51) -- Benin Art in London (2:52) -- Traveling to Benin (1:31) -- Igun Street (4:56) -- Stopping the Rain (3:33) -- A Benin Elder's Advice (2:42) -- Benin Bronze Casting Workshop (4:59) -- Benin Art Museum (Graphic) (5:34) -- Benin Spirituality (2:21) -- Benin Cleansing Ceremony (6:38) -- Benin Ceremonial Masks (3:06) -- Returning Art to Africa (4:12) -- Credits: Artist Unknown: The Search for African History (0:53)
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 streaming video file (50 min.)
Form of item
online
Governing access note
Access requires authentication through Films on Demand
Medium for sound
other
Other physical details
sd., col.
Publisher number
7426
Sound
sound
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
  • other
  • remote
System control number
  • 100007426
  • (OCoLC)869222857
  • 100007426
System details
  • Mode of access: Internet
  • System requirements: FOD playback platform
Video recording format
other

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