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American experience. Freedom riders / American Experience Films presents ; a film by Stanley Nelson ; produced by Laurens Grant ; A production of Firelight Films ; WGBH Educational Foundation ; written, produced and directed by Stanley Nelson.

Contributor(s): Nelson, Stanley, 1955- [aus, pro, drt] | Grant, Laurens [pro] | Phillips, Tom [cmp] | Shepherd, Robert (Robert R.) [cng] | Erskine, Lewis [flm] | Tunsil, Aljernon [flm] | Arsenault, Raymond. Freedom riders | American Experience Films | Firelight Films (Firm) | PBS Distribution (Firm) | WGBH (Television station : Boston, Mass.) | WGBH Educational Foundation.
Material type: FilmFilmSeries: American experience: Publisher: [Arlington, VA] : PBS Distribution, [2011]Description: 1 videodisc (approximately 120 min.) : sound, color with black and white sequences ; 4 3/4 in.Content type: two-dimensional moving image Media type: video Carrier type: videodiscISBN: 9781608834013; 1608834018; 0841887014045.Other title: Freedom riders.Uniform titles: American experience (Television program). Freedom riders. | American experience (Television program) Subject(s): Freedom Rides (1961) | 1900 - 1999 | 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 | African Americans -- Civil rights | Civil rights demonstrations | Civil rights movements | Civil rights workers | Race discrimination | Race relations | Racism | Segregation | History | United States -- Race relations -- 20th century | United StatesGenre/Form: Documentary television programs. | History. | Nonfiction television programs. | Personal narratives. | Video recordings for the hearing impaired. | Documentary television programs. | Nonfiction television programs. | Video recordings for the hearing impaired. | Documentary television programs. | Nonfiction television programs. | Video recordings for the hearing impaired.DDC classification: 323.1196073
Contents:
Segregated travel -- Training the riders -- Boarding the buses -- Violence in Anniston -- The Birmingham mob -- Flying to New Orleans -- Diane Nash -- Bull Conner's Birmingham -- The Montgomery bus riot -- Martial law in Montgomery -- Continuing the rides -- Parchman Penitentiary -- Justice at last.
Production Credits: Director of photography, Robert Shepard ; editors, Lewis Erskine, Aljernon Tunsil ; original music, Tom Phillips.
Awards: Nominated, Best Documentary Screenplay (Stanley Nelson), 2011 Writers Guild of America Awards ; Official Selection, 2010 Sundance Film Festival.No credits available.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.
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Widescreen.

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.

Segregated travel -- Training the riders -- Boarding the buses -- Violence in Anniston -- The Birmingham mob -- Flying to New Orleans -- Diane Nash -- Bull Conner's Birmingham -- The Montgomery bus riot -- Martial law in Montgomery -- Continuing the rides -- Parchman Penitentiary -- Justice at last.

Director of photography, Robert Shepard ; editors, Lewis Erskine, Aljernon Tunsil ; original music, Tom Phillips.

No credits available.

Television premiere, May 16, 2011, on the PBS series American Experience.

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.

Not rated.

DVD ; NTSC, Region 1 ; widescreen presentation ; 5.1 surround audio.

Optional English subtitles for the deaf and hard-of-hearing (SDH).

Nominated, Best Documentary Screenplay (Stanley Nelson), 2011 Writers Guild of America Awards ; Official Selection, 2010 Sundance Film Festival.

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