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Dance Is Us and Dance Is Black

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Mike Downing

Synopsis

The film is a love duet about a girl and her lover. Slave resistance at times included the slaves’ refusal to dance their African traditional dances aboard the slave ship at the beck and call of the Captain. Inspired by the print by Isaac Cruikshank, entitled 'the Abolition of the Slave Trade', the inhumanity of dealers in human flesh is exemplified by the cruel treatment of a young negro girl of 15. This is all happening in her imagination.

Details

Year
2008
Type of film
Shorts
Running Time
5 mins
Format
16mm/digibeta
Director
Rodrreguez King-Dorset
Producer
Graham Cooper
Co-Producer
Graham Cooper
Editor
Graham Cooper
Music
'VIMBA'-Women of Mambazo, 'HIMA' N. Mlanao
Principal Cast
Tyrone Singleton, Celine Gittens
Production Associates
Emmanuel Kingsley and
Assistant Producers
Miller Nketia, Angela Opoku
Choreographer
Rodreguez King-Dorset
Camera
Nick Frend
Production Assistants
Daniel Kohler, James Nowell,

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Production Company

Rodreguez King-Dorset
Black Solidarity Films
Flat 2, 14 The Quadrant Road
Richmond
Surrey TW9 1DH UK
UK

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