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The Resource The River Niger ; : Death of a prophet

The River Niger ; : Death of a prophet

Label
The River Niger ; : Death of a prophet
Title
The River Niger ;
Title remainder
Death of a prophet
Title variation
Death of a prophet
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • The River Niger: Based on Joseph A. Walker's Tony Award winning play "The River Niger" as presented on stage by the Negro Ensemble Company. Story of a ghetto family torn apart by a revolution, but held together through misfortune. Examines what might happen, and how people will react, when the tension of city life turns to violent revolution
  • Death of a prophet: Combines documentary footage with reenactments. A suspense thriller which follows the events in the final 24 hours of the life of religious and political leader Malcolm X
Cataloging source
NHP
Characteristic
videorecording
Credits note
  • The River Niger: Director of photography, Michael Margulies ; edited by Irving Lerner ; music written and performed by War ; production designer, Seymour Klate ; set decorator, Frank Lombardo
  • Death of a prophet: Director of photography, Robert Achs ; film editor, Charles Sessoms ; music composed and performed by Max Roach
Intended audience
The River Niger: Rated R ; Death of a prophet: Rated 13
PerformerNote
  • The River Niger: Cicely Tyson, James Earl Jones, Lou Gossett, Glynn Turman, Jonelle Allen, Roger E. Mosley, Ralph Wilcox, Theodore Wilson, Charles Weldon, Shirley Jo Finney, Hilda Haynes
  • Death of a prophet: Morgan Freeman, Yolanda King, Ossie Davis, Mansoor Najee-ullah, Sam Singleton, Tommie Hicks
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
  • 1936-
  • 1912-1986
  • 1937-
  • 1924-2007
  • 1935-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Beckerman, Sidney
  • Shah, Krishna
  • Tyson, Cicely
  • Jones, James Earl
  • Gossett, Louis
  • Turman, Glynn
  • Haynes, Hilda
  • King, Woodie
  • Freeman, Morgan
  • King, Yolanda
  • Davis, Ossie
  • Najee-Ullah, Mansoor
  • Roach, Max
  • Walker, Joseph A.
  • War (Musical group)
  • Platinum Disc Corporation
Runtime
165
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • African American families
  • African Americans
  • Walker, Joseph A
  • X, Malcolm
  • Black power
  • Black Muslims
Target audience
adult
Technique
live action
Label
The River Niger ; : Death of a prophet
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • Title from container
  • Two feature films on one DVD: The River Niger, and Death of a prophet
  • Double-sided disc. The River Niger on side A; Death of a prophet on side B
  • The River Niger originally produced as a motion picture in 1976; Death of a prophet originally produced as a made-for-TV movie in 1981
Carrier category
videodisc
Carrier category code
  • vd
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
mixed
Configuration of playback channels
unknown
Content category
two-dimensional moving image
Content type code
  • tdi
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The River Niger (ca. 105 min.) / screenplay by Joseph A. Walker ; produced by Sidney Beckerman/Isaac L. Jones ; directed by Krishna Shah -- Death of a prophet (ca. 60 min.) / written, produced and directed by Woodie King Jr
Control code
1042525
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
other
Extent
1 videodisc (approximately 165 min.)
Media category
video
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • v
Medium for sound
videodisc
Other control number
096009155292
Other physical details
sound, color with black and white sequences
Publisher number
15529
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System control number
  • (Sirsi) 1042525
  • (OCoLC)56139175
System details
DVD; full screen presentation
Video recording format
DVD
Label
The River Niger ; : Death of a prophet
Publication
Note
  • Title from container
  • Two feature films on one DVD: The River Niger, and Death of a prophet
  • Double-sided disc. The River Niger on side A; Death of a prophet on side B
  • The River Niger originally produced as a motion picture in 1976; Death of a prophet originally produced as a made-for-TV movie in 1981
Carrier category
videodisc
Carrier category code
  • vd
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
mixed
Configuration of playback channels
unknown
Content category
two-dimensional moving image
Content type code
  • tdi
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The River Niger (ca. 105 min.) / screenplay by Joseph A. Walker ; produced by Sidney Beckerman/Isaac L. Jones ; directed by Krishna Shah -- Death of a prophet (ca. 60 min.) / written, produced and directed by Woodie King Jr
Control code
1042525
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
other
Extent
1 videodisc (approximately 165 min.)
Media category
video
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • v
Medium for sound
videodisc
Other control number
096009155292
Other physical details
sound, color with black and white sequences
Publisher number
15529
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System control number
  • (Sirsi) 1042525
  • (OCoLC)56139175
System details
DVD; full screen presentation
Video recording format
DVD

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