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Title A class apart [videorecording] : a Mexican American civil rights story / a co-production of Camino Bluff Productions, Inc. and the Independent Television Service (ITVS), in association with Latino Public Broadcasting (LPB) for American experience ; American experience is a production of WGBH Boston ; senior producer, Sharon Grimberg ; written by Carlos Sandoval ; produced and directed by Carlos Sandoval and Peter Miller.

Imprint [New York,United States] : PBS Home Video, c2009.


Location Call No. OPAC Message Status
 Axe DVDs 1st Floor  323.1196872 C568 2009    ---  Available
Edition Widescreen.
Description 1 videodisc (ca. 60 min.) : sd., col. and b&w ; 4 3/4 in.
Note Documentary.
System Details DVD, region 1, widescreen (enhanced for 16 x 9 televisions); Dolby Digital 5.1 surround, NTSC.
DVD-ROM drive and Adobe Acrobat Reader required for some special features.
Language English or Spanish dialogue, Spanish subtitles; closed-captioned.
Note Title from container.
Performer Narrated by Edward James Olmos.
Credits Director of photography, Allen Moore ; editor, Aaron Vega ; original music, Steven Schoenberg.
Note Originally broadcast as part of the American experience television programs.
Audience Not rated.
Summary In the small town of Edna, Texas, in 1951, field hand Pete Hernandez killed a tenant farmer after exchanging words in a cantina. From this murder emerged a landmark civil rights case that would change the lives and legal standing of tens of millions of Americans. Tells the story of an underdog band of Mexican American lawyers who took their case all the way to the Supreme Court, where they challenged Jim Crow-style discriminiation against Mexican Americans. Lawyers forged a daring legal strategy, arguing that Mexican Americans were "a class apart" from a legal system that recognized only blacks and whites.
Note Special features: "Making of" featurette with filmmaker, interviews, behind the scenes footage, and photos; a slideshow of photographer Russell Lee's iconic images of Mexican American life in the 1940's; bonus scenes; materials for educators.
Subject Hernandez, Pete -- Trials, litigation, etc.
Trials (Murder) -- Texas -- Edna.
Mexican Americans -- Civil rights -- Texas -- History -- 20th century.
Mexican Americans -- Civil rights -- United States -- History -- 20th century.
Chicano movement.
Edna (Tex.) -- Race relations -- 20th century.
United States -- Race relations -- 20th century.
Genre/Form Documentary films.
Documentary television programs.
Video recordings for the hearing impaired.
Television series.
Added Author Grimberg, Sharon.
Sandoval, Carlos, 1956-
Miller, Peter.
Olmos, Edward James, 1947-
Schoenberg, Steven, 1952-
Camino Bluff Productions.
Independent Television Service.
Latino Public Broadcasting (Firm)
WGBH (Television station : Boston, Mass.)
PBS Home Video.
Added Title Mexican American civil rights story
American experience (Television program)
ISBN 0793670403
Standard No. 841887010412
Music No. AMX62104 PBS Home Video

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