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Cemetery stories : a rebel missionary in South Africa

Cheick Mahamadou Chérif Keïta (Screenwriter, Director, Producer, Researcher), Mogoya Productions (Firm) (Producer), Media Lab Africa (Distributor)
"The director, a West African who resides in the U.S., takes us along his eight-year journey on the footsteps of two families, the Wilcoxes and the Dubes, one of white American missionaries, and the other, Zulus from Inanda, whose friendship in the late 19th century, stands as a major landmark in the struggle for Black liberation and Democracy in South Africa. Along the way, the scholar-director brings to both families some lost pieces of their history and makes them reconnect after losing touch with each other for ninety years. However, during his eight years of going back and forth between the U.S. and South Africa, the scholar never stopped asking himself why he, a West African Muslim and a professor of Francophone literature, had to be the one piecing together the story of two Protestant missionaries in the distant land of South Africa. The answer comes to him the day he discovers that he had been chosen to go on this historic and spiritual quest by two 'unappeased' souls in the town where he lives in the U.S."--Container
DVD Video, English, ©2009
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Media Lab Africa, [Northfield, MN], ©2009
documentary film
1 videodisc (55 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
"Professor Keïta will travel to Ouagadougou with Dominic Fucci and Ms. Fellina Fucci, a student from ArtTech in Northfield. They will be joined by 90-year-old Reverend Jackson Wilcox, from Fresno, California, whose grandparents are the Northfield missionaries featured in this film about the beginnings of the Civil Rights and Democracy struggle in colonial South Africa, between 1881 and 1918"--Carleton website
Videodisc release of the documentary motion picture produced in 2009
In English and Zulu with subtitles in English
Cinematography, Omelga Mthiyane [and others]; editor, Dominic Fucci; research, Chérif Keïta.