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Lomax the Songhunter: Discussion Guide

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Film Information

Lomax the Songhunter (90 min.)

Premiere Date: August 22, 2006

Encore Broadcast Date: Sept. 2, 2008

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Trailer: Link | Embed

Filmmaker: Rogier Kappers Bio | Interview | Statement

Press: Press Release | Critical Acclaim


Rogier Kappers
Rogier Kappers

Lomax is my hero, a Robin Hood-like figure who stood up for the music of poor people and passed it on to the world through radio programs and LPs.”

— Rogier Kappers, Filmmaker


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Critical Acclaim

Mr. Kappers, in an inspired stroke, travels to places Mr. Lomax visited during a long career of collecting the world's folk music on tape. He finds some of the people Mr. Lomax captured and plays the old recordings for them. Watching their faces light up is beautiful.”

&mdash Neil Genzlinger, The New York Times

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