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Ralph Ellison: An American Journey ()


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This documentary presents a portrait of African American author Ralph Ellison, one of the great American novelists of the twentieth century.

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Narrator (voice)
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Dr. Bledsoe
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Grandfather
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Invisible Man
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Amiri Baraka ...
Himself
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Himself
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Himself
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Herself
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Himself
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Mattie Lou Trueblood

Directed by

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Avon Kirkland
Elise Robertson ... (dramatic sequences)

Written by

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Ralph Ellison ... (novel "Invisible Man")
 
Avon Kirkland ... (writer)
 
Anne Seidlitz ... (contributing writer)

Produced by

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Laurie Coyle ... associate producer
Avon Kirkland ... executive producer / producer
Yanna Kroyt Brandt ... line producer
Susan Lacy ... producer

Music by

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Marcus Shelby

Cinematography by

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Henry Adebonojo
Robert Shepard ... (as Bobby Shepard)
Barry Stone

Film Editing by

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Ken Schneider

Casting By

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Colman Domingo

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Curran G. Engel ... first assistant director
Christos Volikakis ... second assistant director: Berkeley

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Sean House ... prop designer
Cindy Mah ... on-set dresser

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Richard Beggs ... sound

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Gregory Hoffman ... fight director

Other crew

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Jamie Datz ... production assistant
Paul Lee ... researcher
Jennifer Marino ... production assistant
Kenn Rabin ... chief archival consultant
Christos Volikakis ... key production assistant
Ami Zins ... film commissioner: Oakland (uncredited)

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An examination of the life and influence of writer Ralph Ellison, whose only novel "Invisible Man" was a watershed work in African-American literature. Dramatic recreations from the novel are featured to complement the perspectives of several major African-American writers and scholars on Ellison's role regarding the continuing issue of race in America; Toni Morrison reads excerpts from Ellison's uncompleted second novel "Juneteenth." Written by scgary66

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  • Ralph Ellison: An American Journey (United States)
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  • 87 min
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