Multimedia Collection

Man in the Sand

89 min
2001 ML410 .G978 M36 2001 DVD

The life and music of legendary folk singer Woody Guthrie (writer of "This Land is My Land" and author of Bound for Glory) has influenced every generation that followed him. Thirty years after his death, his daughter, Nora Guthrie, who presides over a vast archive which includes Woody's unrecorded lyrics, decided to seek out a sympathetic contemporary artist to "help look for the man behind the myth," a search which led to her collaboration with Guthrie acolyte Billy Bragg.

Man in the Sand is the story of how Nora and Billy, together with Wilco, brought words to life and created the Grammy® nominated albums Mermaid Avenue and Mermaid Avenue Vol. 2.

Featuring: Billy Bragg, Wilco, Nora Guthrie ; Natalie Merchant, Coery Harris.

Director: Kim Hopkins ; producers: Juliet de Valero Willis, Christopher Frederick ; editor, Simon Ardizzone.

Distributed by Union Productions LTD (

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