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American Experience

Freedom Riders
(DVD - 2011 )
Average Rating: 4.5 stars out of 5.
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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.
Title: American experience
Freedom riders
[videorecording]
Publisher: [United States] : PBS Distribution, c2011
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (120 min.) : sd., col. with b&w sequences ; 4 3/4 in
Notes: 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
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.
Audience: Not rated
Awards & Distinctions: Nominated, Best Documentary Screenplay (Stanley Nelson), 2011 Writers Guild of America Awards ; Official Selection, 2010 Sundance Film Festival
ISBN: 1608834018
9781608834013
Statement of Responsibility: 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
Country of Producing Entity: United States
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.
Event: Television premiere, May 16, 2011, on the PBS series American Experience
System Details: DVD ; NTSC, Region 1 ; widescreen presentation ; 5.1 surround audio
Other Language: Optional English SDH for the hearing impaired
Subject Headings: Arsenault, Raymond Film adaptations United States Race relations 20th century Segregation United States Personal narratives African Americans Civil rights History 20th century Civil rights demonstrations United States 20th century Race discrimination United States History 20th century Racism United States History 20th century Civil rights workers United States 20th century Personal narratives Civil rights movements United States History 20th century Personal narratives Civil rights movements United States History Freedom Rides, 1961
Genre/Form: Video recordings for the hearing impaired
Feature films-United States
Feature films
Film adaptations
Nonfiction films
Documentary films
Historical films
Topical Term: Segregation
African Americans
Civil rights demonstrations
Race discrimination
Racism
Civil rights workers
Civil rights movements
Civil rights movements
Freedom Rides, 1961
Publisher No: AMX62308 PBS Distribution
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Nov 07, 2012
  • michaelayers rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

This excellent documentary about the Freedom Ride of May 1961 reminds us that the 60's were not all about sex,drugs and rock'n'roll. My family didn't have TV at this time, so I had never seen these images before.

Sep 27, 2011
  • mstockwe rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

I have known about the freedom riders for a long time, but really enjoyed the detailed and often first person accounts of this time in our history. I'd highly reccomend that you watch it.

Sep 15, 2011
  • markkluk rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

A great documentary that EVERYONE should watch, especially todays youth who thinks it's OK to use the "N" word so frequently and losely. I actually gave it a 5star+ . . . More comments to come after I view this a second time.

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