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Roots and Water

Synopsis
The 3-part series ROOTS AND WATER features many of the poems prescribed for the AQA syllabus Poems from other Cultures and Traditions. Including readings of poetry and commentary by the poets themselves, the programmes help to illustrate the cultures which each of the poems reflects. They include film treatments of the poems, and each programme covers a second poem to complement the main poem, emphasising key themes and features of style. Featured poets are: Imtiaz Dharker, Grace Nichols, Sujata Bhatt, Tom Leonard, John Agard, Moniza Alvi, Fiona Farell, Arun Kolatkar, Kamau Braithwaite, and Tatamkhulu Afrika. The audiocassette features the poets reading their work.
Language
English
Country
Great Britain
Year of release
1999
Year of production
1999
Notes
Broadcast on BBC on 28/6/04
Documentation
Book of the same title available separately, price £6.50
Subjects
English language and literature
Keywords
Alvi, Moniza; multicultural issues; Nichols, Grace; poetry; Leonard, Tom; Agard, John; Afrika, Tatamkhulu; Dharker, Imtiaz; Bhatt, Sujata; Farell, Fiona; Kolatkar, Arun; Braithwaite, Kamau

Distribution Formats

Type
Audio
Format
Cassette
Price
£6.50
Availability
Sale
Duration/Size
45 minutes
Year
2004

Type
VHS
Format
PAL
Price
£19.99
Availability
Sale
Duration/Size
90 minutes
Year
2004

Production Company

Name

BBC Television

Distributor

Name

BBC Educational Publishing

Web
http://www.bbc.co.uk/schools External site opens in new window
Phone
01937 541001
Fax
01937 845381
Address
PO Box 234
Wetherby
West Yorks
LS23 7EU

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