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Say Brother; African Derivations; Mario Valdes discusses Black divinities

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11/17/1978

In this clip Mario Valdes discusses the importance of black female divinites in the ancient world, with particular reference to the African Diana and Isis. Overall in the program, Mario Valdes, a historian, producer, and writer, formerly with the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation, the Canadian Film Board, and the research staff of Say Brother, presents a compilation of segments he prepared between 1976 and 1978 for Say Brother's "Third World Connection" series. Valdes introduces and enriches the content presented in these original segments, which focuses on the genealogical impact and cultural contributions that Africa made to ancient Greek, Roman, Chinese, and Middle Eastern civilizations. Program narrated over photographs of historical prints, paintings, sculpture, and maps with in-studio commentary by Valdes. Produced by Barbara Barrow-Murray. Directed by Brian Clarke and Eric Himes.


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Series
Say Brother
Program
African Derivations
Program Number

905

Title

Mario Valdes discusses Black divinities

Series Description

Say Brother is WGBH's longest running public affairs television program by, for and about African Americans, and is now known as Basic Black. Since its inception in 1968, Say Brother has featured the voices of both locally and nationally known African American artists, athletes, performers, politicians, professionals, and writers including: Muhammad Ali, Maya Angelou, Thomas Atkins, Amiri Baraka, Doris Bunte, Julian Bond, Stokely Carmichael, Louis Farrakhan, Nikki Giovanni, Odetta Gordon, Henry Hampton, Benjamin Hooks, Jesse Jackson, Hubie Jones, Mel King, Eartha Kitt, Elma Lewis, Haki Madhubuti, Wallace D. Muhammad, Charles Ogletree, Babatunde Olatunji, Byron Rushing, Owusu Sadaukai, and Sonia Sanchez. Series release date: 7/15/1968

Program Description

Mario Valdes, a historian, producer, and writer, formerly with the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation, the Canadian Film Board, and the research staff of Say Brother, presents a compilation of segments he prepared between 1976 and 1978 for Say Brother's "Third World Connection" series. Valdes introduces and enriches the content presented in these original segments, which focuses on the genealogical impact and cultural contributions that Africa made to ancient Greek, Roman, Chinese, and Middle Eastern civilizations. Program narrated over photographs of historical prints, paintings, sculpture, and maps with in-studio commentary by Valdes.

Asset Type

Clip

Media Type

Video

Subjects
Greece--Civilization--African influences
Europe--Civilization--African influences
Rome--Civilization--African influences
Middle East--Civilization
Civilization, Western--African influences
Asia--Civilization--African influences
Genres
Magazine
Topics
Race and Ethnicity
Creators
de Valdes y Cocom, Mario (Producer)
Clarke, Brian (Director)
Barrow-Murray, Barbara (Producer)
Himes, Eric (Director)
Moore, Melvin (Associate Producer)
Contributors
Carey, Nancy (Intern)
Kane, Pat (Videotape Recordist)
Mahard, Fran (Scenic Design)
White, Conrad (Stage Manager)
Coleman, Vern (Audio)
Plausse, John (Lighting Director)
Morton, Wil (Audio)
MacDonald, Greg (Camera)
Rivera, George (Production Assistant)
Lewis, Webster (Theme Music)
DeVitt, Doug (Videotape Recordist)
Stewart, Aubrey (Video)
Valdes, Mario (Researcher)
Yang, Eileen (Researcher)
Hill, Rebecca (Fashion Consultant)
MacKnight, John (Lighting Assistant)
Buccheri, Ron (Stage Manager)
St. Onge, David (Videotape Recordist)
Mackles, Gene (Graphic Designer)
Rosenthal, Iris (Assistant Cameraman)
Publication Information
WGBH Educational Foundation
Citation
Chicago: “Say Brother; African Derivations; Mario Valdes discusses Black divinities,” 11/17/1978, WGBH Media Library & Archives, accessed December 4, 2016, http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_796FAEF18877493D97D9D61ED43DC295.
MLA: “Say Brother; African Derivations; Mario Valdes discusses Black divinities.” 11/17/1978. WGBH Media Library & Archives. Web. December 4, 2016. <http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_796FAEF18877493D97D9D61ED43DC295>.
APA: Say Brother; African Derivations; Mario Valdes discusses Black divinities. Boston, MA: WGBH Media Library & Archives. Retrieved from http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_796FAEF18877493D97D9D61ED43DC295
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