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Media (5)

Original title Black Nation
Film type Feature
Category Documentary
Form Live-action
Director
Producer
Production country
Production company
Dialogue

Plot summary

The Shrine of the Black Madonna was the first church to argue that Jesus was of African descent. In a time when black manhood is in a crisis the church is reaching out to black people with...

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Titles

Original title
Swedish release title
International title

Crew

Director
Producer
Director of Photography
Film Editor
Production Mixer
Sound Design
Story Editor
Associate Producer
Film Commissioner
Digital Grading
Supervising Sound Editor
Sound Editor
Re-recording Mixer
Graphic Design
Other Crew

Companies

Production Company Herrlander Pictures AB
Co-Production Company Open Door Co.
Sveriges Television AB
Advance allocations Stiftelsen Svenska Filminstitutet

Plot summary

The Shrine of the Black Madonna was the first church to argue that Jesus was of African descent. In a time when black manhood is in a crisis the church is reaching out to black people with tools for self-determination. "Our mission is to restore black people to their original state of power and dignity in the world", preaches bishop Kimathi on Fathers Day. The film follows bishop Kimathi and members of the church through the desolated streets of Detroit and in sermons vibrant with music and energy.

Technical specifications

Aspect ratio 2.35:1
Sound system Dolby Digital
Width 35 mm
Frames per second 24


Production location

Detroit, Michigan USA

Release dates

TV showing 2009-11-23 SVT1 Sweden 65 min
Festival showing 2009-03-05 Victoria 1 Stockholm Sweden 92 min Tempo dokumentärfilmfestival.
2009-03-07 Victoria 4 Stockholm Sweden 92 min Tempo dokumentärfilmfestival.
TV showing 2009-11-26 SVT1 Sweden 65 min
2009-11-29 SVT1 Sweden 65 min
World premiere 2008-12-15 United Arab Emirates 90 min (Dubai International Film Festival)
Festival showing 2008-12-15 United Arab Emirates 90 min (Dubai International Film Festival)

Holdings Film

The information given here refers to film material in the Swedish Film Institute’s archive. Access to the archive’s stock is given on request, for research, other film archives and rights’ holders.

Element type Video tape digital
Gauge HDCAM
Length 90


Element type Video tape digital
Gauge HDCAM
Length 60


Holdings Posters

Size Between 850 x 400 and 850 x 690


Size Between 850 x 400 and 850 x 690


Size Between 850 x 400 and 850 x 690


Size Between 850 x 400 and 850 x 690


Size Between 850 x 400 and 850 x 690


Holdings Scripts

Script type Dialoglista
Extent 39 s.
Language Svenska


Script type Dialoglista
Script title Black nation. Transcription 58 min.
Extent 10 s. + 7 s. för- och eftertext samt musiklista.
Language Engelska


Script type Dialoglista
Script title Black nation. Transcription 90 min.
Extent 15 s. + musiklista.
Language Engelska


Holdings Promotion materials

Type Program/Promotion material
Language Engelska


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