The nine muses

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Akomfrah, John, film director,
Gopaul, Lina, film producer.
Lawson, David (Producer), film producer,
Aukema, Dewald, director of photography.
Mathison, Trevor, 1960- composer (expression),
Brooklyn, NY : Icarus Films, [2012].
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2 videodiscs (94 min., 97 min.) : DVD video, sound, color and black and white ; 4 3/4 in.


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Brooklyn, NY : Icarus Films, [2012].
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General Note
Title from title frame.
General Note
Three films originally produced in 2010, 1993 and 1995.
General Note
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).
Creation/Production Credits
Editor, Miikka Leskinen ; director of photography, Dewald Aukema ; composer, Trevor Mathison ; costume designer, Jackie Vernon.
Trevor Mathison, John Akomfrah, David Lawson.
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.
System Details
DVD; region 1; NTSC; fullscreen; Dolby Digital 2.0.
2011 Sundance Film Festival ; 2011 Jerusalem Film Festival ; 2011 London Film Festival


APA Citation, 7th Edition (style guide)

Akomfrah, J., Gopaul, L., Lawson, D. (., Aukema, D., Mathison, T., Leskinen, M., Vernon, J. (. d., George, E. (., Jafa, A., Chamberlain, J., Dowlatshahi, S., Johnson, A., & Amsden, J. (2012). The nine muses . Icarus Films.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation, 17th Edition (style guide)

John, Akomfrah et al.. 2012. The Nine Muses. Icarus Films.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities (Notes and Bibliography) Citation, 17th Edition (style guide)

John, Akomfrah et al.. The Nine Muses Icarus Films, 2012.

MLA Citation, 9th Edition (style guide)

Akomfrah, John,, et al. The Nine Muses Icarus Films, 2012.

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