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John Herik Clarke: A Great and Mighty Walk

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1hr 35min
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1996
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Synopsis: Documentarian St. Claire Bourne takes a close-up look at author and historian John Henrik Clarke, who, on camera for much of the film, bounces back and forth between a description of his own personal history, and his views on the history of Africa and of Pan-Africanism. His points are backed up by old newsreel footage, and by images of artwork depicting Africans and their civilization over the centuries. Actor Wesley Snipes executive produced the film and serves as a narrator. John Henrik Clarke: ... Full Synopsis
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St. Claire Bourne's John Henrik Clarke: A Great and Mighty Walk is a compelling documentary because Clarke is such a fascinating subject. Blinded by glaucoma, Clarke is on camera, eyes closed, for much of the film, and the rest of the running time is filled with newsreel footage, a lot of static imagery of art from ancient times, and Wesley Snipes' heartfelt narration (written by Lou Potter, who also ... Read Review
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