Freedom Riders / Eyes on the Prize Set
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Set includes 8 hours from two critically acclaimed documentaries that chronicle the major events of the Civil Rights Movement: American Experience: FREEDOM RIDERS and the Emmy Award-winning EYES ON THE PRIZE: AMERICA'S CIVIL RIGHTS YEARS 1954-1965 (Season 1). Witness the extraordinary actions by ordinary people that launched a movement that changed America.
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- Country of Origin: United States
FOR EYES ON THE PRIZE: "... it's one of the most powerful documentary portraits of American history ... debuts on DVD in the wake of its rebroadcast on PBS..." - MSN
FOR FREEDOM RIDERS: "...phenomenal stories...makes you wonder where fearless idealism in this country has gone." - Los Angeles Times
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- Country of Origin: United States
- American Experience: Freedom Riders -
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.
In 1961, segregation seemed to have an overwhelming grip on American society. Many states violently enforced the policy, while the federal government, under the Kennedy administration, remained indifferent, preoccupied with matters abroad. That is, until an integrated band of college students--many of whom were the first in their families to attend a university--decided, en masse, to risk everything and buy a ticket on a Greyhound bus bound for the Deep South. They called themselves the Freedom Riders, and they managed to bring the president and the entire American public face to face with the challenge of correcting civil-rights inequities that plagued the nation.
Veteran filmmaker Stanley Nelson's inspirational documentary is the first feature-length film about this courageous band of civil rights activists. Gaining impressive access to influential figures on both sides of the issue, Nelson 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.
This documentary is based partly on Raymond Arsenault's acclaimed book Freedom Riders: 1961and the Struggle for Racial Justice.
- 120 min on 1 DVD
This DVD features subtitles in English (SDH)
- The Emmy Award-winning landmark civil rights series, Eyes on the Prize: America's Civil Rights Years, produced by Blackside, tells the definitive story of the civil rights era from the point of view of the ordinary men and women whose extraordinary actions launched a movement that changed the fabric of American life, and embodied a struggle whose reverberations continue to be felt today.
Eyes on the Prize: America's Civil Rights Years 1954-1965 (Season 1) covers all major events in the civil rights movement from 1954-1965.
Fighting Back (1957-1962)
Ain't Scared of Your Jails (1960-1961)
No Easy Walk (1961-1963)
Mississippi: Is This America? (1962-1964)
Bridge to Freedom (1965)
Also, includes an interview with Henry Hampton.
Winner of six Emmy Awards, a George Foster Peabody Award, an International Documentary Award, and a Television Critics Association Award, Eyes on the Prize is the most critically acclaimed documentary on civil rights in America.
Companion book available.