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Title Freedom riders [videorecording] / American Experience Films presents ; a film by Stanley Nelson ; produced by Laurens Grant ; A production of Firelight Films ; WGBH Educational Foundation ; original concept developed by Paul Taylor ; written, produced and directed by Stanley Nelson ; For American Experience: series producer, Susan Bellows.

Imprint [United States] : PBS Distribution, 2011.

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Location Call No. OPAC Message Status
 Axe DVDs 2nd Floor  323.0975 F875    ---  Available
Edition [Widescreen presentation]
Description 1 videodisc (120 min.) : sd., col. with b&w sequences ; 4 3/4 in.
Series American Experience
System Details DVD ; NTSC, Region 1 ; widescreen presentation ; 5.1 surround audio.
Language Optional English SDH for the hearing impaired.
Credits Editors, Lewis Erskine, Aljernon Tunsil ; original music, Tom Phillips ; director of photography, Robert Shepard.
Summary This inspirational documentary is about a band of courageous civil-rights activists calling themselves the Freedom Riders. Gaining impressive access to influential figures on both sides of the issue, it chronicles a chapter of American history that stands as an astonishing testament to the accomplishment of youth and what can result from the incredible combination of personal conviction and the courage to organize against all odds.
Note Based in part on the book Freedom riders: 1961 and the struggle for racial justice, by Raymond Arsenault.
Originally produced as a documentary in 2010.
Awards Nominated, Best Documentary Screenplay (Stanley Nelson), 2011 Writers Guild of America Awards ; Official Selection, 2010 Sundance Film Festival.
Event Television premiere, May 16, 2011, on the PBS series American Experience.
Audience Not rated.
Subject Freedom Rides, 1961.
Civil rights movements -- United States -- History.
Civil rights movements -- United States -- History -- 20th century -- Personal narratives.
Civil rights workers -- United States -- 20th century -- Personal narratives.
Racism -- United States -- History -- 20th century.
Race discrimination -- United States -- History -- 20th century.
Civil rights demonstrations -- United States -- 20th century.
African Americans -- Civil rights -- History -- 20th century.
Segregation -- United States -- Personal narratives.
United States -- Race relations -- 20th century.
Arsenault, Raymond -- Film adaptations.
Genre/Form Nonfiction films.
Documentary films.
Historical films.
Feature films.
Film adaptations.
Video recordings for the hearing impaired.
Added Author Nelson, Stanley, 1955-
Grant, Laurens.
Arsenault, Raymond.
Phillips, Tom.
Firelight Media.
PBS Distribution (Firm)
WGBH (Television station : Boston, Mass.)
WGBH Educational Foundation.
Added Title American experience (Television program)
ISBN 9781608834013
1608834018
Standard No. 841887014045
Music No. AMX62308 PBS Distribution

 
    
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