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I Ain't Lying: Film Facts

1975, Film: 16mm
22 minutes, Color
Description: 16mm color documentary based on fieldwork William Ferris conducted with African American storytellers and bluesmen in the communities of Leland and Rose Hill, Mississippi. The stories include include folk and religious tales, jokes, toast telling sessions, and characters from African American oral tradition.
Featuring: Shelby "Poppa Jazz" Brown, Mary Gordon, James "Son" Thomas
Copyright: 1975 William Ferris, Yale University
Filmmaker(s): Bill Ferris
Produced by: A production of Yale University Media Design Studio in association with Center for Southern Folklore, produced in association with Howard Sayre Weaver
Cinematography: Dale Lindquist
Editing: Sara Miller
Sound: Robert Slattery
Acknowledgements: Production assistant: Sara Miller
Funding: With support from Ford Foundation, National Endowment for the Arts, Edward W. Hazen Foundation

Distribution: Center for Southern Folklore
P.O. Box 226, Memphis, TN 38101
Distributor Email: Contact
Distributor Website: Center for Southern Folklore
Distributor Telephone: (901) 525-3655

Archives & Stock Footage: Steve Weiss
Manuscripts Department, CB #3926, Wilson Library, UNC, Chapel Hill. CB# 3926, Wilson Library University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Chapel Hil
Archives & Stock Footage Email: Contact
Archives & Stock Footage Website: Steve Weiss
Archives & Stock Footage Telephone: 919-962-1345 919-96


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