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Cajun Country
From folkstreams.net, produced by Alan Lomax
56 minutes The Louisianna bayous combine West Indian, native American and hillbilly ingredients into a unique cultural gumbo. Alan Lomax's Cajun Country investigates Cajun's roots in Western France, visits their cattle  drives, horse races, and barro... [more]
January 19, 2012 at 11:06 AM
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Ages: 13 - 18
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Black on White, White and Black
From folkstreams.net, produced by Documentary Arts, Inc.
26 minutes, Teacher Review: An intimate and humorous look at the life and career of the legendary blues pianist Alex Moore, a native of Dallas, was the first African American Texan to receive a National Heritage Fellowship from the National Endowment... [more]
January 19, 2012 at 10:44 AM
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Ages: 12 - 18
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Adirondack Minstrel
From folkstreams.net, produced by Jack Ofield, Bowling Green Films, Inc.
20 minutes, Color Original format: 16mm, 1976 Lawrence Older [1912-1982] is a relaxed, direct and engaging performer who spent the majority of his life working in the woods. His songs and fiddle tunes are mostly from his family tradition and ar... [more]
January 19, 2012 at 09:31 AM
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Ages: 10 - 18
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Buna and Bertha: Ballad Singers
From folkstreams.net, produced by Thomas G. Burton and Jack Schrader
13 Minutes Mountain Women playing Dulcimer describes the life. Performance of and commentary on Anglo-American ballads and songs by 86 and 92 year old mountain women, Buna Hicks of Beech Creek and Bertha Baird of Rominger in western North Carolina.
January 19, 2012 at 11:04 AM
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Ages: 15 - 18
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Anything I Catch: The Handfishing Story
From folkstreams.net, produced by Pat Mire and Charles Bush
30 minutes, Color Louisiana filmmaker, Pat Mire, teams up with veteran filmmaker and cinematographer, Charles Bush, to capture the natural drama of handfishing in this award-winning documentary. Highly visual, the film examines the thrilling regiona... [more]
January 19, 2012 at 10:08 AM
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Ages: 12 - 18
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Blues Houseparty: Music, Dance and Stories by Masters of the Piedmont Blues
From folkstreams.net, produced by Eleanor Ellis
57 minutes Some of America's greatest traditional blues masters get together at home to swap songs from the old days and stories of waht those days were like, when blues flourished 'back down home' at country breakdowns,  corn-shuckings and housepart... [more]
January 19, 2012 at 10:52 AM
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Ages: 18 - 18
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Bodhidharma's Shoe
From folkstreams.net, produced by Tom Davenport
23 minutes Bodhidharma is the legendary Buddhist monk who brought Zen (Ch'an) practice from India to China in the 5th Century. Bodhidharma's Shoe is a personal account of a seven day intensive Zen retreat or "Sesshin" at Bodhi Manda Zen Center. The ... [more]
January 19, 2012 at 10:55 AM
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Ages: 13 - 18
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Being A Joines: A Life in the Brushy Mountains
From folkstreams.net, produced by Davenport Films and the Curriculum in Folklore at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill.
55 minutes ohn E. "Frail" Joines was a master tale teller from Wilkes County, N. C., on the eastern slope of the Blue Ridge Mountains. His hunting tales, stories from World War II, and religious narratives, and the life stories of Frail Joines and hi... [more]
January 19, 2012 at 10:31 AM
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Ages: 16 - 18
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Black Delta Religion
From folkstreams.net, produced by Center for Southern Folklore
14 minutes Rare 8mm footage of black churches in the Mississippi Delta in 1968. Includes footage from rural church services and a full immersion baptism. The audio is only roughly in sync with the picture, but this makes the film even more powe... [more]
January 19, 2012 at 10:42 AM
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Ages: 16 - 18
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Carnival Train
From folkstreams.net, produced by Matthew Barr
1 hours, 10 minutes, Color From the big wheel to the midway, the house of mirrors to the dime toss, every ride on the James E. Strates Show's carnival travels from town to town by train, from Florida to upstate New York. The carnies who assemble and... [more]
January 23, 2012 at 10:47 AM
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