The Resource African Jim

African Jim

Label
African Jim
Title
African Jim
Contributor
Director
Producer
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
A simple story of a country lad who comes to the city to look for work, takes some knocks while adjusting to city life, but comes out on top when his singing talent is discovered. In 1949, two expatriate Britishers, producer Eric Rutherford and director Donald Swanson, made African Jim. It is a simple story of a country lad who comes to the city to look for work, takes some knocks while adjusting to city life, but comes out on top when his singing talent is discovered. Using musicians from the townships (it discovered South Africa's great singing star Dolly Rathebe), the film was a sensation for black audiences, who had never before seen their own heroes on screen. Its value as a historical document cannot be overstated; these images from the past reflect a vibrant township culture that was soon to be destroyed by apartheid. Directed by Donald Swanson
Cataloging source
UtOrBLW
Characteristic
videorecording
Date time place
Originally produced by Villon Films in 1949
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1920-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Rutherford, Erica
  • Swanson, Donald
  • Kanopy (Firm)
Runtime
50
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  • Rathebe, Dolly
  • Singers
  • Musicians
Technique
live action
Label
African Jim
Link
http://ou.kanopystreaming.com/node/84096
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Title from title frames
Antecedent source
unknown
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Configuration of playback channels
unknown
Content category
two-dimensional moving image
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (1 video file, approximately 52 min.)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
  • computer
  • video
Media MARC source
  • rdamedia
  • rdamedia
Medium for sound
other
Other physical details
digital, .flv file, sound
Publisher number
1084095
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
sound
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
  • other
  • remote
System control number
  • (OCoLC)897410113
  • (CaSfKAN)kan1084095
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web
Video recording format
other
Label
African Jim
Link
http://ou.kanopystreaming.com/node/84096
Publication
Note
Title from title frames
Antecedent source
unknown
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Configuration of playback channels
unknown
Content category
two-dimensional moving image
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (1 video file, approximately 52 min.)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
  • computer
  • video
Media MARC source
  • rdamedia
  • rdamedia
Medium for sound
other
Other physical details
digital, .flv file, sound
Publisher number
1084095
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
sound
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
  • other
  • remote
System control number
  • (OCoLC)897410113
  • (CaSfKAN)kan1084095
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web
Video recording format
other

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