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Freedom summer. Mississippi.1964. / American Experience Films ; Firelight Films ; written, produced and directed by Stanley Nelson ; produced by Cyndee Readdean ; series producer, Susan Bellows ; a Firelight Films production for American Experience ; WGBH Educational Foundation.

Contributor(s): Nelson, Stanley, 1955- [screenwriter,, film producer,, film director.] | Readdean, Cyndee [film producer.] | Bellows, Susan [television producer.] | Grimberg, Sharon [television producer.] | Samels, Mark [television producer.] | Taormina, Catherine [voice actor.] | Hopson, Brian [voice actor.] | Tunsil, Aljernon [editor of moving image work.] | Phillips, Tom, 1952- [composer.] | Rossi, Antonio (Antonio M.) [director of photography.] | American Experience Films [production company.] | Firelight Films (Firm) [production company.] | WGBH Educational Foundation [production company.] | Public Broadcasting Service (U.S.) [broadcaster.] | PBS Distribution (Firm) [film distributor.].
Material type: FilmFilmSeries: American Experience.Edition: Wide screen version.Description: 1 videodisc (approximately 120 min.) : sound, color with black & white sequences ; 4 3/4 in.Content type: two-dimensional moving image Media type: video Carrier type: videodiscISBN: 9781627890229; 162789022X.Other title: Freedom summer.Uniform titles: American experience (Television program). Freedom summer. | American experience (Television program) Subject(s): 1900-1999 | African Americans -- Suffrage -- Mississippi -- History -- 20th century | Civil rights movements -- Mississippi -- History -- 20th century | Ethnicity -- Mississippi -- 20th century | Political activists -- Mississippi -- 20th century | Racism -- Mississippi -- History -- 20th century | African Americans -- Civil rights -- Mississippi -- History -- 20th century | Civil rights workers -- Mississippi -- History -- 20th century | African Americans -- Civil rights | African Americans -- Suffrage | Civil rights movements | Civil rights workers | Ethnicity | Political activists | Race relations | Racism | DVD videodisc | Mississippi -- Race relations -- History -- 20th century | MississippiGenre/Form: Television programs -- United States. | Documentary television programs. | Historical television programs. | History. | Nonfiction television programs. | Video recordings for the hearing impaired. | Documentary television programs. | Nonfiction television programs. | Historical television programs. | Video recordings for the hearing impaired. | Television programs -- United States.DDC classification: 323.1196/073/09762
Production Credits: Edited by Aljernon Tunsil ; original music by Tom Phillips ; director of photography, Antonio Rossi ; senior producer, Sharon Grimberg ; executive producer, Mark Samels.
Awards: Official selection, Sundance Film Festival 2014.Voice over actors, Catherine Taormina, Brian Hopson.Summary: "In the hot and deadly summer of 1964, the nation could not turn away from Mississippi. Over 10 memorable weeks known as Freedom Summer, more than 700 student volunteers joined with organizers and local African Americans in a historic effort to shatter the foundations of white supremacy in one of the nation's most segregated states ... even in the face of intimidation, physical violence, and death"--Container.
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Edited by Aljernon Tunsil ; original music by Tom Phillips ; director of photography, Antonio Rossi ; senior producer, Sharon Grimberg ; executive producer, Mark Samels.

Voice over actors, Catherine Taormina, Brian Hopson.

Originally produced as an episode of the PBS television program American Experience on June 24, 2014.

"In the hot and deadly summer of 1964, the nation could not turn away from Mississippi. Over 10 memorable weeks known as Freedom Summer, more than 700 student volunteers joined with organizers and local African Americans in a historic effort to shatter the foundations of white supremacy in one of the nation's most segregated states ... even in the face of intimidation, physical violence, and death"--Container.

Rating: TV-PG.

DVD, NTSC, region 1, wide screen, 5.1 surround.

In English with optional English subtitles for the deaf and hard-of-hearing (SDH).

Official selection, Sundance Film Festival 2014.

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School Library Journal Review

Starred Review. Gr 7 Up-Documentary filmmaker and MacArthur "Genius" Fellow Stanley Nelson brings viewers up close and personal with the events of 1964, when civic-minded (mostly) college students canvassed Mississippi, encouraging voter registration among the black population. The film covers the three goals of the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee's "Mississippi Summer Project": to register blacks to vote, to teach black history and literature, and to send an integrated delegation to challenge the all-white delegation at the Democratic National Convention. There is also pointed coverage of the disappearance of civil rights workers James Chaney, Andrew Goodman, and Michael Schwerner, whose fates are revealed about 75 minutes into the two-hour film. Nelson mixes historic footage and photographs with interviews of those who organized, participated in, campaigned for, and, in one case, opposed voter registration efforts. Nelson's current-day interviews often juxtapose 70something participants' wisdom with their starry-eyed and articulate younger selves from 50 years ago. Despite a few tough scenes of white police officers wielding batons and hate-filled comments, the film could be used with older middle school students for an initial foray into broad civil rights topics and with high school classes ready for a more complex examination of specific issues. Discussion questions and supplemental educational material is available in the teachers' resources section at PBS.org. This valuable, compelling film will hold the attention of audiences and will attract viewers even outside the classroom.-Maggie Knapp, Trinity Valley School. Fort Worth, TX (c) Copyright 2014. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

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