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Abbey Lincoln is
Paul Raoux
1998 - 52 min - Vidéo - Couleur - France

This is the story of a woman who talks to the sun and dreams about tortoises…
At the age of seventeen, Anna-Maria Woolridge was making a living as a cleaning woman and imitating Billie Holiday. At twenty one she was asked to call herself Gaby Lee and sang in night-clubs and cabarets in Honolulu and San Diego. At twenty six she called herself Abbey Lincoln and acted in Hollywood movies. At thirty she screamed for the dignity of her black American brothers. At forty she went to Africa and became Animata Moseka, gave up music and went back to live over a garage in Los Angeles. Twenty years later she was asked to sing again, calling herself Abbey Lincoln once more.
At the age of sixty eight she is recording her sixteenth album and fills concert halls all over the world. This is the story of one of the last great jazz singers.

Author-Director : Paul Raoux
Delegate Producer : Local films
Co-producer : Grand Canal
Broadcasting Co-producer : Paris Première
Contribution : CNC, Ministère de la Culture et de la Communication


Distributor : Local films
Not commercial Distribution : Images de la culture (CNC)
Circulation-Consultation : BnF (Bibliothèque nationale de France). Département de l'Audiovisuel


2001 - Images en bibliothèques, Paris (France) : Film soutenu par la Commission nationale de sélection des médiathèques