American Experience: A Class Apart DVD - AV Item

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Built around the landmark 1954 legal case Hernandez v. Texas, the film interweaves the stories of its central characters with a broader story of the civil rights movement. It also brings to life the heroic post-World War II struggle of Mexican Americans fighting to dismantle the discrimination targeted against them.

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Features:

  • Length: 60 minutes on 1 Disc
  • Closed Captioned: Yes
  • Stereo: Yes
  • Color: Yes
  • Number of Programs: 1
  • Subtitles: Yes
  • Rating: TV-PG+L
  • Production Year: 2009
  • Country of Origin: United States

AV Benefits:

Why the AV version? Because it provides additional usage options for PBS videos. AV versions come with limited performance rights so they can be shown in classrooms, at PTA meetings, during after school programs, and transmitted on a closed-circuit system within a building or on a single campus. They also can be enjoyed in admission-free public screenings, which also makes them ideal for use by library patrons and businesses involved in community clubs and organizations.
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Professional Reviews:

"A powerful reminder of the civil rights movement. One to watch." - Austin American-Statesman

"An eye-opening PBS documentary on a 1954 Supreme Court case that redefined Mexican-America civil rights. An outstanding work of non-fiction TV." - Baltimore Sun

"Necessary viewing." - San Antonio Express-News

"A vivid documentary." - TV America

"A gripping account." - San Antonio Current

"A new and stirring documentary." - Arizona Daily Star

"Films about Mexican-Americans and other Latinos who struggled and prevailed against segregation and discrimination are few and far between. That scarcity emphasizes the significance of documentaries such as A CLASS APART. It's only one hour in a saga that deserves a multi-part vehicle, but it is a critical starting point." - Houston Chronicle

Product Description

Features:

  • Length: 60 minutes on 1 Disc
  • Closed Captioned: Yes
  • Stereo: Yes
  • Color: Yes
  • Number of Programs: 1
  • Subtitles: Yes
  • Rating: TV-PG+L
  • Production Year: 2009
  • Country of Origin: United States

Episode Details:

Discover the little-known story of a landmark civil rights case that successfully challenged Jim-Crow-style discrimination against Mexican Americans. What started as a small time murder in a small town ended up forever changing the lives and legal standing of tens of millions of Mexican Americans. Told within the broader history of the civil rights movement, the tale of its central characters--activists and lawyers, veterans and citizens, murderer and victim--bring to light the circumstances and arguments behind Hernández v. Texas.

Features

  • Interview with the filmmakers, intercut with "making of" behind the scenes footage and photos
  • Spanish Audio and Subtitles
  • A "slideshow" of legendary photographer Russell Lee's photos of Mexican American life in the Southwest in the late 1940s.
  • Discussion guide
  • Deleted scenes
  • Widescreen 16x9 Anamorphic