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The Performed Word: Film Facts

1982, Film: 16mm
58 minutes, Color
Description: The Performed Word is African American folklorist Gerald L. Davis’ guided tour of African American expressive culture. Although he claimed to be “unchurched,” Davis explores with great depth and passion the African American sermon, expanding it into an exploration of the aesthetics of African American culture.
Featuring: Bishop E. E. Cleveland
Copyright: 1982, Gerald L. Davis
Filmmaker(s): Gerald Davis
Produced by: Gerald L. Davis with Paul Grindrod
Cinematography: Hiroaki Tanaka with Rick Butler
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Sound: Mark Berger
Acknowledgements: Featuring: Bishop E.E. Cleveland, Edward Givans, Lakeside Rollers, Ephesian Church of God in Christ, Rhythm Rockers Blues Band
Funding: The National Endowment for the Humanities

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