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Directed by:
Barney Simon, South African, 1932 - 1995  Search this
Written by:
Percy Mtwa, South African, born 1954  Search this
Mbongeni Ngema, South African, born 1956  Search this
Subject of:
Percy Mtwa, South African, born 1954  Search this
Mbongeni Ngema, South African, born 1956  Search this
Owned by:
D.C. Public Library, American, founded 1896  Search this
Medium:
polyester film
Dimensions:
Duration: 49 Minutes
Length (Film): 1750 Feet
Type:
sound films
color films (visual works)
16mm (photographic film size)
Place used:
Washington, District of Columbia, United States, North and Central America
Place depicted:
South Africa, Africa
Date:
1982
Caption:
This film was a part of the Washington D.C. Public Library's circulating 16mm film collection housed at the Martin Luther King Jr. Central Library. The collection is particularly noted for the wide variety of African American and African diaspora content.
Description:
A motion picture film with the title Woza Albert!. It consists of a single reel of color polyester film with optical sound.
The film is a recording of a satirical eponymous play by Percy Mtwa and Mbongeni Ngema, and is about the second coming of Jesus Christ, which happens in South Africa. The play's cast consists of only two persons.
Topic:
African American  Search this
Africa  Search this
Film  Search this
Religion  Search this
Theatre  Search this
Credit Line:
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture
Object number:
2017.55.95.1a
Restrictions & Rights:
Restrictions likely apply. Proper usage is the responsibility of the user.
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National Museum of African American History and Culture Collection
Collection title:
DC Public Library Film Collection
Classification:
Media Arts-Film and Video
Data Source:
National Museum of African American History and Culture
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/fd5ae1cfdd5-0f10-448f-9631-708f56bc671a
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmaahc_2017.55.95.1a