The Resource The Language You Cry In, California Newsreel (Firm), (evideo)

The Language You Cry In, California Newsreel (Firm), (evideo)

Label
The Language You Cry In
Title
The Language You Cry In
Statement of responsibility
California Newsreel (Firm)
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
  • eng
  • mul
  • eng
  • eng
  • eng
Summary
Spanning hundreds of years and thousands of miles, this program recounts the remarkable saga of how a nursery rhyme sung by the Gullah people of present-day Georgia was confirmed to be of African origin. When 18th-century slavers sent human cargo from Sierra Leone to America's coastal South, they also sent a trove of cultural information that had been passed from Mende mothers to their daughters for generations-including a particular song that had been carefully preserved because it was used in funeral rites. With the help of anthropologists, ethnomusicologists, linguists, and the singers themselves, the "nonsense lyrics" of the song found in Georgia were identified as those of the Mende dirge
Cataloging source
AzPhAEM
Characteristic
videorecording
Intended audience
9 & up
Language note
  • Closed-captioned
  • Portions in other languages with English subtitles
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  • Films on Demand
  • Films for the Humanities & Sciences (Firm)
  • Films Media Group
Runtime
52
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  • Ethnomusicology
  • African Americans
  • Art and society
  • Culture
  • Folklore
  • Language and culture
  • Nursery rhymes
Technique
live action
Label
The Language You Cry In, California Newsreel (Firm), (evideo)
Link
https://www.nclive.org/cgi-bin/nclsm?url=http://fod.infobase.com/PortalPlaylists.aspx?xtid=49758
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • Encoded with permission for digital streaming by Films Media Group on September 03, 2012
  • Films on Demand is distributed by Films Media Group for Films for the Humanities & Sciences, Cambridge Educational, Meridian Education, and Shopware
Antecedent source
unknown
Color
multicolored
Configuration of playback channels
unknown
Contents
A Story of Memory (2:32) -- Music in Harris Neck, 1931 (2:53) -- The Gullah Connection (3:12) -- Welcome Home Gullahs (2:52) -- Origin's of Amelia's Song (2:47) -- A Song of Ancestry, Senehun Ngola, 1989 (3:42) -- Completing the Puzzle of Amelia Dawley's Song (4:56) -- End of the Tenjami Ceremony (1:57) -- Mende Song in America (2:07) -- Tracing Silent History (2:25) -- Price of War in Africa (2:32) -- Beyond the Pain (3:04) -- Getting to Know Sierra Leon (2:22) -- Walls of Pain and Sorrow in Africa (4:17) -- United by an Ancient African Song (5:19) -- Memory is Power (3:27) -- Credits: The Language You Cry In (0:58)
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 streaming video file (52 min.)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Governing access note
Access requires authentication through Films on Demand
Level of compression
unknown
Medium for sound
other
Other physical details
sd., col., digital file.
Publisher number
49758
Quality assurance targets
unknown
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
sound
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
  • other
  • remote
System control number
  • 100049758
  • 100049758
  • (OCoLC)820959206
System details
  • Mode of access: Internet
  • System requirements: FOD playback platform
Video recording format
other
Label
The Language You Cry In, California Newsreel (Firm), (evideo)
Link
https://www.nclive.org/cgi-bin/nclsm?url=http://fod.infobase.com/PortalPlaylists.aspx?xtid=49758
Publication
Note
  • Encoded with permission for digital streaming by Films Media Group on September 03, 2012
  • Films on Demand is distributed by Films Media Group for Films for the Humanities & Sciences, Cambridge Educational, Meridian Education, and Shopware
Antecedent source
unknown
Color
multicolored
Configuration of playback channels
unknown
Contents
A Story of Memory (2:32) -- Music in Harris Neck, 1931 (2:53) -- The Gullah Connection (3:12) -- Welcome Home Gullahs (2:52) -- Origin's of Amelia's Song (2:47) -- A Song of Ancestry, Senehun Ngola, 1989 (3:42) -- Completing the Puzzle of Amelia Dawley's Song (4:56) -- End of the Tenjami Ceremony (1:57) -- Mende Song in America (2:07) -- Tracing Silent History (2:25) -- Price of War in Africa (2:32) -- Beyond the Pain (3:04) -- Getting to Know Sierra Leon (2:22) -- Walls of Pain and Sorrow in Africa (4:17) -- United by an Ancient African Song (5:19) -- Memory is Power (3:27) -- Credits: The Language You Cry In (0:58)
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 streaming video file (52 min.)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Governing access note
Access requires authentication through Films on Demand
Level of compression
unknown
Medium for sound
other
Other physical details
sd., col., digital file.
Publisher number
49758
Quality assurance targets
unknown
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
sound
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
  • other
  • remote
System control number
  • 100049758
  • 100049758
  • (OCoLC)820959206
System details
  • Mode of access: Internet
  • System requirements: FOD playback platform
Video recording format
other

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