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Title The nine muses / UK Film Council ; The Arts Council of England ; Soul Rebel Pictures ; in association with Creation Rebel Films, BBC English Regions, Naxos Audio Books ; a Made in England initiative ; a Smoking Dogs production ; written and directed by John Akomfrah ; producers, Lina Gopaul, David Lawson.
Imprint Brooklyn, NY : Icarus Films, [2012]

Subject X, Malcolm, 1925-1965.
Science fiction -- Social aspects.
Popular music -- Social aspects.
Black Muslims -- Biography.
African Americans -- Biography.
England -- Emigration and immigration.
Alt Name Akomfrah, John,
Gopaul, Lina,
Lawson, David (Producer),
Aukema, Dewald,
Mathison, Trevor, 1960-
Leskinen, Miikka,
Vernon, Jackie (Costume designer),
George, Edward (Screenwriter),
Jafa, Arthur,
Chamberlain, Joy, (Film editor),
Dowlatshahi, Susan,
Johnson, Avril,
Amsden, Justin,
UK Film Council,
Arts Council of England,
Soul Rebel Pictures,
Creation Rebel Films,
BBC English Regions,
Naxos AudioBooks, Ltd.,
Made in England (Project),
Smoking Dogs Films,
Black Audio Film Collective,
Channel Four (Great Britain),
Zweites Deutsches Fernsehen,
Icarus Films,
Alternate Title Container of (work): Seven songs for Malcolm X.
Container of (work): Last angel of history.
7 songs for Malcolm X.
Description 2 videodiscs (94 min., 97 min.) : DVD video, sound, color and black and white ; 4 3/4 in.
Motion picture lcsh
System Details DVD; region 1; NTSC; fullscreen; Dolby Digital 2.0.
Cast Trevor Mathison, John Akomfrah, David Lawson.
Credits Editor, Miikka Leskinen ; director of photography, Dewald Aukema ; composer, Trevor Mathison ; costume designer, Jackie Vernon.
Note Title from title frame.
Three films originally produced in 2010, 1993 and 1995.
Bonus DVD contains two films by John Akomfrah: Seven songs for Malcolm X (52 min. / color and black & white / 1993), and The last angel of history (45 min. / color / 1995).
Summary The nine muses: structured as an allegorical fable set between 1949 and 1970, comprising nine overlapping musical chapters that mix archival material with original scenes. Together, they form a stylized, idiosyncratic retelling of the history of mass migration to post-war Britain through the suggestive lens of the Homeric epic.
Seven songs for Malcolm X: Intercutting testimonies and eyewitness accounts with tableaux and dramatic reenactments, the film explores the life and legacy of Malcolm X. With his widow Betty Shabazz, Spike Lee, and many others.
The last angel of history: An examination of the relationships between music, Pan-African culture, science fiction, intergalactic travel, and computer technology. With George Clinton, DJ Spooky, Octavia Butler, Greg Tate, and Derek May.
Contents disc 1. The nine muses -- disc 2. Seven songs for Malcolm X / a Black Audio Film Collective production in association with Channel Four Television ; written and recreated by John Akomfrah, Edward George ; producer, Lina Gopaul ; director, John Akomfrah ; director of photography, Arthur Jafa ; production designer, Susan Dowlatshahi ; editor, Joy Chamberlain. The last angel of history / a Black Audio Films production in association with Zweites Deutsches Fernsehen and Channel Four Television ; producers, Lina Gopaul, Avril Johnson ; director, John Akomfrah ; editor, Justin Amsden ; orginial music by Trevor Mathison.
Awards 2011 Sundance Film Festival ; 2011 Jerusalem Film Festival ; 2011 London Film Festival
ISBN/ISSN 854565001404
OCLC # 802457467

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