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When I rise : [videorecording] / the Dolph Briscoe Center for American History presents an Alpheus Media production, in association with Allentown Productions ; directed by Mat Hames ; produced by James Moll, Michael Rosen.

Hames, Mat. (Director, Film editor). Moll, James. (Producer). Rosen, Michael. (Producer). Carleton, Don E., 1947- (Producer). Conrad, Barbara Smith, 1937-2017 (Interviewee). Belafonte, Harry, 1927- (Interviewee). Simpson, Icy. (Interviewee). Waggoner, Wilson. (Cinematographer). Hamburger, David. (Composer). Guardado, Sandra. (Film editor). Dolph Briscoe Center for American History. (Added Author). Alpheus Media (Firm) (Added Author). Allentown Productions. (Added Author). Public Broadcasting Service (U.S.) (Added Author).

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  • 1 of 1 copy available at Berklee College of Music.

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Stan Getz Library DVD 7178 37684001098589 Annex Copy hold / Volume hold Available -

Record details

  • ISBN: 9781608834198
  • ISBN: 1608834190
  • Physical Description: 1 videodisc (73 min.) : sound, color with black and white sequences ; 4 3/4 in.
  • Publisher: [United States] : Distributed by PBS Distribution, [2011]

Content descriptions

General Note:
Videodisc release of the 2010 documentary film.
Special features: Interview with Bud Mims; The musical legacy of Center Point.
Creation/Production Credits Note:
Executive producer Don Carleton ; director of photography, Wilson Waggoner ; edited by Mat Hames, Sandra Guardado ; original music by David Hamburger.
Participant or Performer Note:
Barbara Smith Conrad, Harry Belafonte, and Icy Simpson.
Summary, etc.:
In 1957, Barbar Smith, a gifted black music student at the University of Texas is cast in an opera to co-star with a white male classmate, fueling a racist backlash from members of the Texas legislature. This small-town girl, whose voice and spirit stem from her roots in East Texas, eventually will become an internationally celebrated mezzo-soprano and she will headline on stages around the world.
System Details Note:
DVD, region 1; NTSC; widescreen; 5.1 surround.
Language Note:
In English with optional subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing.
Awards Note:
New Orleans Film Festival Official Selection 2010 ; HotDocs Outspoken, Outstanding Official Selection 2010 ; Indianapolis International Film Festival Audience Award 2010 ; New York International Film Festival Official Selection 2010.
Subject: Conrad, Barbara Smith, 1937-2017.
African American singers > Texas > Biography.
University of Texas > Students > Biography.
African Americans > Civil rights > History > 20th century.
Texas > Race relations > History > 20th century.
Genre: Biographical films.
Documentary films.
Nonfiction films.
Feature films.
Video recordings for the hearing impaired.

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