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Prince among slaves / directed, produced and written by Andrea Kalin ; reenactments directed by Bill Duke ; co-producer and co-writer Raki Jones ; a presentation of the National Black Programming Consortium and is a production of Unity Productions Foundation in association with Spark Media and Duke Media.

Kalin, Andrea. (Screenwriter). Duke, Bill, 1943- (Director). Mos Def (Rapper) (Narrator). Jones, Raki. (Screenwriter). Rhode, John. (Cinematographer). Grossbach, David. (Film editor). Vitarelli, Joseph. (Composer). Alford, Terry. Prince among slaves. (Added Author). National Black Programming Consortium. (Added Author). Unity Productions Foundation. (Added Author). Spark Media (Washington, D.C.) (Added Author). Duke Media (Firm) (Added Author). PBS Home Video. (Added Author). Director of photography, John Rhode ; edited by David Grossbach ; original music composed by Joseph Vitarelli. (Cast).
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  • 3 of 3 copies available at SC LENDS. (Show)
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Anderson - Pendleton Branch DVD B Ibrahima Abd al-Rahman (Text) 27176965 Adult DVD Available -
 Presented by: the National Endowment for the Humanities in cooperation with the American Library Association and Ali Vural Ak Center for Global Islamic Studies, George Mason University, 2013. [ SM/TS 04-08-2013 @ ACL-MAIN ]

Record details

  • ISBN: 9781608834204
  • ISBN: 1608834204
  • Physical Description: 1 videodisc (approximately 60 min.) : sound, color with black and white sequences ; 4 3/4 in.
  • Edition: We the people edition.
  • Publisher: [Alexandria, Va.] : PBS Home Video, [2011]

Content descriptions

General Note:
Based on the book: Prince among slaves / by Terry Alford.
Originally produced as a motion picture in 2007.
Special features: "We the people" discussion guides & resources; "Dominion over others : slavery at home in the world" featurette; "Writing in the sand : the legacy of Muslim slavery" featurette; "Land of faith & liberty : the Muslim kingdom of Futa Jallon" featurette; interview with Mos Def.
Formatted Contents Note:
Prince among slaves -- Middle Passage -- TransAtlantic slave trade -- Natchez, Mississippi -- Foster's field -- Torn memories -- Escape and revelation -- King Cotton -- Starting anew -- Twenty years later -- Crossroads -- Dr. Cox's offer -- Narschalk -- Freedom -- Departure -- Most popular African in America -- ACS -- Backlash -- Last stop -- Journey home -- A dream fulfilled.
Creation/Production Credits Note:
Director of photography, John Rhode ; edited by David Grossbach ; original music composed by Joseph Vitarelli.
Participant or Performer Note:
Narrated by Mos Def.
Summary, etc.:
The true story of Abd al-Rahman Ibrahima Ibn Sori, a West African prince who was sold into slavery in 1788, eventually ending up in Natchez, Mississippi.
Target Audience Note:
Not rated PBS Home Video.
System Details Note:
DVD; Region 1; NTSC; widescreen; stereo.
Terms Governing Use and Reproduction Note:
"Includes limited public performance rights"--Container.
Language Note:
English SDH subtitles for the deaf and hearing impaired.
Subject: Ibrahima, Abd al-Rahman, 1762-1829.
Slaves > Mississippi > Natchez > Biography.
Princes > Africa, West > Biography.
Muslims > Mississippi > Natchez > Biography.
Slavery > Mississippi.
Genre: Documentary films.
Nonfiction films.
Video recordings for the hearing impaired.

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