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Interview with C.L.R. James by Lancelot Layne
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interview by Christopher Laird, fl. 1975 and Lancelot Layne (1987), 1 hour 41 mins
Calypso musician, spoken word performer, and composer Lancelot Layne and Christopher Laird interview author, political activist, literary critic, and political commentator C.L.R. James about Ghana independence, West Indies cricket, Kaiso, calypso and present an award from the Emancipation Freedom Day Council of Tr...
interview by Christopher Laird, fl. 1975 and Lancelot Layne (1987), 1 hour 41 mins
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Traditional Medicine
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produced by Karen L. Kramer, fl. 1978; in Breaking Leaves (New York, NY: Filmakers Library), 11 mins
Traditional medicine is extremely important and efficient in treating sickness. I did research in traditional medicine in a rural area in 1977-78. About 70% of the cases treated by leaf doctors were truly cured. Which means that traditional medicine is truly effective.
produced by Karen L. Kramer, fl. 1978; in Breaking Leaves (New York, NY: Filmakers Library), 11 mins
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Haitian Song
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directed by Karen L. Kramer, fl. 1978 (Watertown, MA: Documentary Educational Resources (DER), 1982), 50 mins
Haitian Song is a lyrical portrait of life in a small village in rural Haiti. The film focuses on the "rituals" which compose the texture of everyday life: getting water from the river; making rope by hand from sisal; cooking rice and beans in an outdoor kitchen; planting and harvesting. Through intimate and deta...
directed by Karen L. Kramer, fl. 1978 (Watertown, MA: Documentary Educational Resources (DER), 1982), 50 mins
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Of Men and Gods (des hommes et dieux)
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written by Anne Lescot, fl. 2002-2009 and Laurence Magloire; directed by Anne Lescot, fl. 2002-2009 and Laurence Magloire (Watertown, MA: Documentary Educational Resources (DER), 2002), 52 mins
A frank look at a largely unexplored area, Of Men And Gods examines the daily existence of several Haitian men who are openly gay. Prevalent, yet still taboo, homosexuality and gay culture are allowed to flourish within the context of Haiti's Vodou religion.
written by Anne Lescot, fl. 2002-2009 and Laurence Magloire; directed by Anne Lescot, fl. 2002-2009 and Laurence Magloire (Watertown, MA: Documentary Educational Resources (DER), 2002), 52 mins
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To Serve the Gods
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written by Ira Lowenthal and Karen L. Kramer, fl. 1978; directed by Karen L. Kramer, fl. 1978 (Watertown, MA: Documentary Educational Resources (DER), 1982), 33 mins
To Serve the Gods is about the beliefs, rituals and performances of a week-long ceremony given by a Haitian family in honor of its ancestral spirits. We are told at the outset of the film that this sevis loua only occurs every twenty to thirty years. This particular service takes place in a rural community in sout...
written by Ira Lowenthal and Karen L. Kramer, fl. 1978; directed by Karen L. Kramer, fl. 1978 (Watertown, MA: Documentary Educational Resources (DER), 1982), 33 mins
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