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The Resource Faubourg Tremé : the untold story of Black New Orleans, a co-production of Serendipity Films LLC, WYES-TV/New Orleans & Louisiana Public Broadcasting ; in association with Independent Television Service (ITVS) & National Black Programming Consortium (NBPC) ; a documentary by Lolis Eric Elie and Dawn Logsdon ; directed by Dawn Logsdon ; written & co-directed by Lolis Eric Elie ; produced by Lucie Faulknor, Lolis Eric Elie, Dawn Logsdon, (videorecording)

Faubourg Tremé : the untold story of Black New Orleans, a co-production of Serendipity Films LLC, WYES-TV/New Orleans & Louisiana Public Broadcasting ; in association with Independent Television Service (ITVS) & National Black Programming Consortium (NBPC) ; a documentary by Lolis Eric Elie and Dawn Logsdon ; directed by Dawn Logsdon ; written & co-directed by Lolis Eric Elie ; produced by Lucie Faulknor, Lolis Eric Elie, Dawn Logsdon, (videorecording)

Label
Faubourg Tremé : the untold story of Black New Orleans
Title
Faubourg Tremé
Title remainder
the untold story of Black New Orleans
Statement of responsibility
a co-production of Serendipity Films LLC, WYES-TV/New Orleans & Louisiana Public Broadcasting ; in association with Independent Television Service (ITVS) & National Black Programming Consortium (NBPC) ; a documentary by Lolis Eric Elie and Dawn Logsdon ; directed by Dawn Logsdon ; written & co-directed by Lolis Eric Elie ; produced by Lucie Faulknor, Lolis Eric Elie, Dawn Logsdon
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Long ago during slavery, Faubourg Tremé was home to the largest community of free black people in the Deep South and a hotbed of political ferment. Here black and white, free and enslaved, rich and poor co-habitated, collaborated, and clashed to create much of what defines New Orleans culture up to the present day. Founded as a suburb (or faubourg in French) of the original colonial city, the neighborhood developed during French rule and many families like the Trevignes kept speaking French as their first language until the late 1960s. Tremé was the home of the Tribune, the first black daily newspaper in the US. During Reconstruction, activists from Tremé pushed for equal treatment under the law and for integration. And after Reconstruction's defeat, a "Citizens Committee" legally challenged the resegregation of public transportation resulting in the infamous Plessy vs. Ferguson Supreme Court case. New Orleans Times Picayune columnist Lolis Eric Elie bought a historic house in Tremé in the 1990s when the area was struggling to recover from the crack epidemic. Rather than flee the blighted inner city, Elie begins renovating his dilapidated home and in the process becomes obsessed with the area's mysterious and neglected past. Shot largely before Hurricane Katrina and edited afterwards, the film is both celebratory and elegiac in tone
Member of
Cataloging source
TWG
Characteristic
videorecording
Credits note
Cinematography, Diego Velasco, Keith Smith, Bobby Shepard ; editors, Dawn Logsdon, Sam Green, Aljernon Tunsil ; music, Derrick Hodge ; executive producers, Stanley Nelson, Wynton Marsalis ; narrator, JoNell Kennedy
Language note
Closed captioned for the hearing impaired
LC call number
F379.N55
LC item number
F28 2008
PerformerNote
Interviewees: Glen David Andrews, John Hope Franklin, Jerome LeDoux, Keith Weldon Medley, Laura Rouzan, Lenwood Sloan, Eric Foner, Bob French, Wynton Marsalis, Brenda Marie Osbey, Kalamu ya Salaam, Irving Trevigne
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Logsdon, Dawn
  • Elie, Lolis Eric
  • Faulknor, Lucie
  • Kennedy, JoNell
  • Hodge, Derrick
  • Serendipity Films
  • Louisiana Public Broadcasting
  • WYES-TV (Television station : New Orleans, La.)
  • Independent Television Service
  • National Black Programming Consortium
  • California Newsreel (Firm)
Runtime
68
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • African Americans
  • African Americans
  • Faubourg Tremé (New Orleans, La.)
  • New Orleans (La.)
Target audience
general
Technique
live action
Label
Faubourg Tremé : the untold story of Black New Orleans, a co-production of Serendipity Films LLC, WYES-TV/New Orleans & Louisiana Public Broadcasting ; in association with Independent Television Service (ITVS) & National Black Programming Consortium (NBPC) ; a documentary by Lolis Eric Elie and Dawn Logsdon ; directed by Dawn Logsdon ; written & co-directed by Lolis Eric Elie ; produced by Lucie Faulknor, Lolis Eric Elie, Dawn Logsdon, (videorecording)
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Publication
Note
Originally produced as a television program in 2007
Color
mixed
Configuration of playback channels
stereophonic
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
other
Extent
1 videodisc (68 min.)
Medium for sound
videodisc
Other physical details
sd., col. with b&w sequences
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System control number
  • ocn220959907
  • (OCoLC)220959907
System details
DVD, NTSC; stereo
Video recording format
DVD
Label
Faubourg Tremé : the untold story of Black New Orleans, a co-production of Serendipity Films LLC, WYES-TV/New Orleans & Louisiana Public Broadcasting ; in association with Independent Television Service (ITVS) & National Black Programming Consortium (NBPC) ; a documentary by Lolis Eric Elie and Dawn Logsdon ; directed by Dawn Logsdon ; written & co-directed by Lolis Eric Elie ; produced by Lucie Faulknor, Lolis Eric Elie, Dawn Logsdon, (videorecording)
Publication
Note
Originally produced as a television program in 2007
Color
mixed
Configuration of playback channels
stereophonic
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
other
Extent
1 videodisc (68 min.)
Medium for sound
videodisc
Other physical details
sd., col. with b&w sequences
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System control number
  • ocn220959907
  • (OCoLC)220959907
System details
DVD, NTSC; stereo
Video recording format
DVD

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