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Freedom summer [videorecording] : 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.

Nelson, Stanley, 1955- (Screenwriter, Film producer, Film director). Readdean, Cyndee. (Film producer). Bellows, Susa. (Television producer). Grimberg, Sharon. (Television producer). Samels, Mark. (Television producer). Taormina, Catherine. (Voice actor). Hopson, Brian. (Voice actor). Tunsil, Aljernon. (Film editor). Phillips, Tom, 1952- (Composer). Rossi, Antonio (Cinematographer) (Cinematographer). 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).

Available copies

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

Current holds

0 current holds with 1 total copy.

Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Holdable? Status Due Date
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Record details

  • ISBN: 9781627890229
  • ISBN: 162789022X
  • ISBN: 9786315439780
  • ISBN: 6315439780
  • Physical Description: 1 videodisc (approximately 120 min.) : sound, color with black and white sequences ; 4 3/4 in.
  • Edition: Wide screen version.
  • Publisher: [Arlington, VA] : PBS, [2014]
  • Distributor: [Arlington, VA] : PBS Distribution, [2014]

Content descriptions

Creation/Production Credits Note:
Edited by Aljernon Tunsil ; original music by Tom Phillips ; director of photography, Antonio Rossi ; senior producer, Sharon Grimberg ; executive producer, Mark Samels.
Participant or Performer Note:
Voice over actors, Catherine Taormina, Brian Hopson.
Date/Time and Place of an Event Note:
Originally produced as an episode of the PBS television program American Experience on June 24, 2014.
Summary, etc.:
"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.
Target Audience Note:
Rating: TV-PG.
System Details Note:
DVD, NTSC, region 1, wide screen, 5.1 surround.
Language Note:
In English with optional English subtitles for the deaf and hard-of-hearing (SDH).
Awards Note:
Official selection, Sundance Film Festival 2014.
Subject: 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.
Mississippi > Race relations > History > 20th century.
African Americans > Civil rights > Mississippi > History > 20th century.
Civil rights workers > Mississippi > History > 20th century.
Genre: Documentary television programs.
Nonfiction television programs.
Historical television programs.
Video recordings for the hearing impaired.

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