Mama C : urban warrior in the African bush

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  • Creator Perennial Films ; a film by Joanne Hershfield
  • Format Videos, Slides, Films
  • Contributors
  • Publication [Harriman, N.Y.] : New Day Films, [2012] ©2012
  • Physical Details
    • 1 videodisc (54 min.) : sound, color with black and white sequences ; 4 3/4 in
  • ISBNs 9781574481112, 1574481118
  • OCLC ocn822677032
  • Credits
    • Charlotte O'Neal, Pete O'Neal
    • Cinematography, Dan Adeli ; editing, Joanne Hershfield


  • "Tells the story of Charlotte O'Neal--or Mama C as she is known-- poet, musician, visual artist, spoken word artist and ex-member of the Kansas City Black Panther Party. Mama C, whose life was formed growing up in the artistically and politically vibrant atmosphere of the African American community in Kansas City, has lived for more that forty years in the Tanzanian village of Imbaseni in the shadow of Mount Meru"--Container.


  • Originally released as a motion picture in 2012.
  • Special features Mama C's performance of three of her original poems: I almost lost myself; Facial hair, part 1; and Red Cockatoo feathers.
  • DVD-R; NTSC; all regions; widescreen; Dolby digital 2.0.
  • In Engllsh and Swahili.
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