The Resource Chinua Achebe, Public Affairs Television (Firm)

Chinua Achebe, Public Affairs Television (Firm)

Label
Chinua Achebe
Title
Chinua Achebe
Statement of responsibility
Public Affairs Television (Firm)
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Chinua Achebe is president of the town council in his village in Nigeria, a role that brings him more headaches than honors. He's also a storyteller who hears the music of history, weaves the fabric of memory, and sometimes offends the Emperor as well. His first novel, Things Fall Apart, took the world by storm. Achebe disagrees with the notion that literature should be divorced from the politics and economics of its society. In fact, he states, "It is the storyteller..that makes us what we are, that creates history. In his storytelling role, Achebe serves as the collective memory of his society, chronicling the rough transition of African nations such as Nigeria from colonialism to democracy. In this program with Bill Moyers, Chinua Achebe, a man caught between two worlds, discusses his observations and criticisms of both African and Western politics and culture
Cataloging source
AzPhAEM
Characteristic
videorecording
Intended audience
11 & up
Runtime
30
Target audience
adult
Technique
live action
Label
Chinua Achebe, Public Affairs Television (Firm)
Link
http://catalog.forsythpl.org/polaris/custom/videoLogin.aspx?url=4936
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • Films on Demand is distributed by Films Media Group for Films for the Humanities & Sciences, Cambridge Educational, Meridian Education, and Shopware
  • Encoded with permission for digital streaming by Films Media Group on Oct. 25, 2006
Antecedent source
unknown
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Configuration of playback channels
unknown
Content category
two-dimensional moving image
Content type code
tdi
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Central Theme of Achebe's Philosophy (4:07) -- Storytellers Threaten Those in Power (5:08) -- Achebe on Africa: From Colonialism to Democracy (4:47) -- Children's Stories and Storytelling (3:32) -- Achebe on Storytelling and Collective Memory (4:53) -- Achebes Advice to the West (2:20)
Dimensions
  • unknown
  • other
Extent
1 streaming video file (30 min.)
File format
one file format
Form of item
online
Governing access note
Access requires authentication through Films on Demand
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Medium for sound
other
Other physical details
sd., col., digital file.
Publisher number
4936
Quality assurance targets
unknown
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
sound
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
  • remote
  • other
System control number
  • 100004936
  • (FOD)100004936
System details
  • System requirements: FOD playback platform
  • Mode of access: Internet
Video recording format
other
Label
Chinua Achebe, Public Affairs Television (Firm)
Link
http://catalog.forsythpl.org/polaris/custom/videoLogin.aspx?url=4936
Publication
Note
  • Films on Demand is distributed by Films Media Group for Films for the Humanities & Sciences, Cambridge Educational, Meridian Education, and Shopware
  • Encoded with permission for digital streaming by Films Media Group on Oct. 25, 2006
Antecedent source
unknown
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Configuration of playback channels
unknown
Content category
two-dimensional moving image
Content type code
tdi
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Central Theme of Achebe's Philosophy (4:07) -- Storytellers Threaten Those in Power (5:08) -- Achebe on Africa: From Colonialism to Democracy (4:47) -- Children's Stories and Storytelling (3:32) -- Achebe on Storytelling and Collective Memory (4:53) -- Achebes Advice to the West (2:20)
Dimensions
  • unknown
  • other
Extent
1 streaming video file (30 min.)
File format
one file format
Form of item
online
Governing access note
Access requires authentication through Films on Demand
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Medium for sound
other
Other physical details
sd., col., digital file.
Publisher number
4936
Quality assurance targets
unknown
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
sound
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
  • remote
  • other
System control number
  • 100004936
  • (FOD)100004936
System details
  • System requirements: FOD playback platform
  • Mode of access: Internet
Video recording format
other
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