The Resource Blue Alchemy: Stories of Indigo, (videorecording)

Blue Alchemy: Stories of Indigo, (videorecording)

Label
Blue Alchemy: Stories of Indigo
Title
Blue Alchemy: Stories of Indigo
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Distributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
BLUE ALCHEMY: Stories of Indigo is an independent documentary about indigo, a blue dye that has captured the human imagination for millennia. It is also about remarkable people around the globe who are reviving indigo in projects that are intended to improve life in their communities, preserve cultural integrity, and bring beauty to the world. Indigo dye has been in use worldwide since antiquity. For centuries it was the world’s only blue textile dye. When trade routes opened in the 1500s, Europeans discovered tropical indigo and over the next 300 years, it became a valuable commodity in world trade. It was a truly global product, in increasing demand due to the tremendous upsurge in textile production during the Industrial Revolution. Colonial enterprises produced massive amounts using forced labor and slavery. Indigo dyed almost all blue textiles from military uniforms to silks to workers’ clothing, including the first blue jeans. Near the end of the 19th century, all this came to a sudden end when synthetic indigo was brought onto the market. But outside the industrial world, in traditional societies, indigo dyeing continued to be culturally and artistically important. In many places it still survives. And indigo is being revived in vital new projects that are working toward poverty reduction and sustainable development. Filmmaker Mary Lance traveled to five countries to research and videotape the stories of people who are using indigo according to their cultural traditions and those who are reviving it to improve their communities.
Cataloging source
VDU
Characteristic
videorecording
Date time place
Originally produced by New Deal Films, Inc. in 2011
Language note
In English
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  • New Deal Films, Inc. (Firm)
  • Kanopy (Firm)
Runtime
79
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  • Anthropology
  • Globalization
Technique
live action
Label
Blue Alchemy: Stories of Indigo, (videorecording)
Link
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • In Process Record
  • Title from title frames
  • Film
Antecedent source
unknown
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
carrier
Configuration of playback channels
unknown
Content category
two-dimensional moving image
Content type code
tdi
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
kan1201029
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (streaming video file) (80 minutes):
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Medium for sound
other
Other physical details
digital, .flv file, sound
Publisher number
1201029
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
sound
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
  • remote
  • other
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web
Video recording format
other
Label
Blue Alchemy: Stories of Indigo, (videorecording)
Link
Publication
Note
  • In Process Record
  • Title from title frames
  • Film
Antecedent source
unknown
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
carrier
Configuration of playback channels
unknown
Content category
two-dimensional moving image
Content type code
tdi
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
kan1201029
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (streaming video file) (80 minutes):
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Medium for sound
other
Other physical details
digital, .flv file, sound
Publisher number
1201029
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
sound
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
  • remote
  • other
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web
Video recording format
other

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