American experience. Freedom riders

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 accomplis...

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Main Author: Phillips, Tom (Composer)
Corporate Author: Firelight Media., PBS Distribution (Firm), WGBH (Television station : Boston, Mass.), WGBH Educational Foundation.
Other Authors: Nelson, Stanley, 1955- (Screenwriter, Producer, Director), Grant, Laurens (Producer), Arsenault, Raymond.
Language: English
Published: [United States] : PBS Distribution, c2011.
Edition: Widescreen, educator's edition
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Notes: Originally produced as a documentary in 2010.
Based in part on the book Freedom riders: 1961 and the struggle for racial justice, by Raymond Arsenault.
Online Info: Connect to related materials online.
Format: DVD Videodisc Videorecording
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.
Item Description: Originally produced as a documentary in 2010.
Based in part on the book Freedom riders: 1961 and the struggle for racial justice, by Raymond Arsenault.
Physical Description: 1 videodisc (120 min.) : sd., col. with b&w sequences ; 4 3/4 in.
Format: DVD ; NTSC, Region 1 ; widescreen presentation ; 5.1 surround audio.
Audience: Not rated.
Awards: Nominated, Best Documentary Screenplay (Stanley Nelson), 2011 Writers Guild of America Awards ; Official Selection, 2010 Sundance Film Festival.
Production Credits: Director of photography, Robert Shepard ; editors, Lewis Erskine, Aljernon Tunsil ; original music, Tom Phillips ; original concept developed by Paul Taylor ; series producer, Susan Bellows.
ISBN: 9781608834013
1608834018