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Film Credits

Producer & Director of Research
Vincent Brown

Editor
James Rutenbeck

Coordinating Producer
Wendy Riseborough

Associate Producer
Kelly Thomson

Original Music
Darryl Harper
Xavier Davis

Additional Music
OBT Music

Director of Photography
Tom Fahey

Still Photography
London Parker-McWhorter
Lolita Parker, Jr.

Additional Camera
Stephen McCarthy

Sound Mixers
Clint Bramesco
Giles Morin
G. John Garrett

Production Designer
Amy Strong

Set Dressers
Darren Beaudet
Christopher Plummer

Costume Designer
Rosa Colon

Costumer
Nydia Colon

Lighting Designer
Stephen T. Kaye

Makeup & Hair
Rachel Padula-Shufelt
Jill Sanders

Casting
Boston Casting

Production Assistant
Yetunde Abass
Hermela Aregawi
Lucas Frank
Juma Inniss
Eben Lasker
Laura McClam
Matthew Sarsfield
Mohan Singh
Zachary Stuart

Animators
Susan Chien
Brian Duffy
Handcranked Productions
Kara Nasdor-Jones
Jenny Olson
Laura Pirano

Assistant Editors
Ken Hebert
Korynn Rielly Kirchwey
Ace Salisbury

On-line Editor
Michael H. Amundson

On-line Facility
The OutPost

Sound Mix
Richard Bock

African Art Courtesy of
Hamill Gallery of African Art

“Dahomey Suite for Oboe and Piano”
by Mieczyslaw Kolinski and Lois Wann
and documentary Dahomey songs courtesy of
Smithsonian Folkways Recordings

Archival Stills Courtesy of
Joel and Jody Altschule
American Museum of Natural History Library
American Philosophical Society
Anti-Defamation League
Anti-Slavery International / Panos Pictures
AP Images
Archiv der Max-Planck-Gesellschaft, Berlin-Dahlem
Archives, The City College of New York, CUNY
Beacon Press
Cambridge University Press
Morgan Carey
Johnnetta Cole
Columbus Jewish Historical Society
Corbis
Daily Mail
Department of Defense
Detroit Publishing Company
Corinne Dufka
Federal Bureau of Investigation
George Eastman House
German Federal Archives
Getty Images/Time & Life
Globe File Photo
Guo Lei
The Granger Collection
HarperCollins Publishers, Inc.
Hebrew College Library
Jean Herskovits Corry
Human Rights Watch
The Jacob Rader Marcus Center of the American Jewish Archives
Library of Congress
Melville J. and Frances S. Herskovits Collection, Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture
The Melville J. Herskovits Library of African Studies, Northwestern University
Mimi Mollica
Moorland Spingarn Research Center, Howard University
Museum of Jewish Heritage, NY
Museum of the City of New York
NAACP
National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa
National Library of Medicine
National Museum of African Art
The New York Public Library
Northwestern University Archives
Panopticon Gallery
Parker Digital Imaging
Photographs by Connie Thomson
Royal Anthropological Institute
Damir Sagolj
Salon.com
Allon Schoener
Shutterstock.com
Skull
Smithsonian Institution
Marc Sommers
David Turnley
Kohei Uchida
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UN Photo
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum
University of Iowa Archives
Steven D. Van Meter
W.E.B. Du Bois Library
Werner Forman Archive
Ernst C. Withers
Yackety Yack, Inc. / UNC
Michael S. Yamashita

Archival Footage Courtesy of
Bandries
Buyout Footage
Warren L. d'Azevedo
eFootage
Footage Farm
Getty Images
Historic Films Archive
Michael Holman
Human Studies Film Archives, Smithsonian Institution
INA – Institute National de l’Audiovisuel
Library of Congress Motion Picture, Broadcasting, and Recorded Sound Division
MacDonald & Associates
NARA
Northern Light Productions
Northwestern University Archives
Streamline Films, Inc.
Thought Equity Motion
University of Pennsylvania Museum Archives
University of South Carolina Newsfilm Archive
Warner Bros.

Historical Advisor Kevin Yelvington

Special Thanks
Erika Bourguignon
Jennifer Coor
John Corry
Pryia Giri Desai
Hasia Diner
Mark Dugas
David Easterbrook
James W. Fernandez
Peter Frumkin
Kathy Giangreco
Harvard University Department of African and African American Studies
Harvard University Film Study Center
Austin Hoyt
Ann Kim
Kevin B. Leonard
Salem Mekuria
Jacob Olapuna
Janet Olson
Geeta Patel
San Dieguito United Methodist Church
Adia Singh
Allen Streicker
Ajantha Subramanian
Kath Weston
The Charles Warren Center, Harvard University

Fiscal sponsorship provided by
The Center for Independent Documentary

Funding provided by
Ford Foundation
Milton Fund of Harvard University
Carnegie Corporation of New York
Leo Model Foundation
Harvard University History Department

And others. A complete list is available from PBS

Executive Producer for ITVS
Sally Jo Fifer

Herskovits At the Heart of Blackness is a co-production of Vital Pictures, Inc.
and the Independent Television Service (ITVS),
with funding provided by the Corporation for Public Broadcasting.

This program was produced by Vital Pictures, Inc.
which is solely responsible for its content.

© 2009 Vital Pictures, Inc. All rights reserved.

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