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The Life and Times of Joe Thompson

Film by Iris Thompson Chapman
Produced by Iris Thompson Chapman
Cinematographer: Alton Chewing with Linda DiLorenzo, Keith Thomas
Sound: Jonathan Campbell, Corey Tatum
Editing: Linda DiLorenzo
Copyright: 2004, Chapman
27 minutes, Black and White
Original format: DVD, 2004
Distributor: Other
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The story of the last African American fiddle player in North Carolina whose unique style of music has been passed down in his family for over three hundred years. A farmer from Mebane, North Carolina, Joe played in Carnegie Hall and across the south. Winner of the NC Heritage Award, 88 yr. old Joe Thompson waits to pass the bow to the next generation.