The Resource The quiltmakers of Gee's Bend, producer/director, Celia Carey ; a production of Alabama Public Television

The quiltmakers of Gee's Bend, producer/director, Celia Carey ; a production of Alabama Public Television

Label
The quiltmakers of Gee's Bend
Title
The quiltmakers of Gee's Bend
Statement of responsibility
producer/director, Celia Carey ; a production of Alabama Public Television
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
An all-black community founded by freed slaves after the Civil War, Gee's Bend is nestled into a curve in the Alabama River southwest of Selma. The women of Gee's Bend quilt, using any piece of material available--from feed sacks to old work clothes. Being one of the only creative outlets these women had, the women developed unique techniques and styles, comparable to the great artistic enclaves of the Italian Renaissance. In 1994, these quiltmakers were "discovered" an art historian. Now their humble quilts, made to keep families in drafty log cabins warm, hang in museums and sell for thousands of dollars. This is their story
Cataloging source
IUO
Characteristic
videorecording
Credits note
Cinematography, Dave Veatch ; editor, Holden Osborne ; original music, The Imagination Factory ; research, Robert Head
Date time place
Broadcast as a documentary in February 2005 on PBS
Dewey number
746.46
Funding information
Funding was provided by Alabama Power and the Alabama State Council on the Arts.
Language note
In English
LC call number
NK9112
LC item number
.Q52 2004
PerformerNote
Arlonzia Pettway, Nettie Young, Bill Arnett, Peter Marzio, David Gordon, Alva Wardlaw, Mary Lee Bendolph, Annie Mae Young, Clinton Pettway Jr., Jane Fonda, Matt Arnett, Paul Arnett, Loretta Pettway, Nonie Gadsden, Mary McCarthy
Runtime
60
Technique
live action
Label
The quiltmakers of Gee's Bend, producer/director, Celia Carey ; a production of Alabama Public Television
Link
http://www.aptv.org/AS/GeesBend/
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
videodisc
Carrier category code
vd
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
mixed
Configuration of playback channels
unknown
Content category
two-dimensional moving image
Content type code
tdi
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
5526408
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
other
Extent
1 videodisc (approximately 60 min.)
Media category
video
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
v
Medium for sound
videodisc
Other physical details
sound, color with black & white sequences
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocm58594434
  • (OCoLC)58594434
System details
DVD; widescreen presentation
Video recording format
DVD

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