new civil rights film

H/T to WOC PhD: http://profbw.wordpress.com/2008/05/05/racism-is-like-contaminated-soil/

I’ve used Eyes on the Prize in teaching for years, it is a great resource. But this new video, Dare Not Walk Alone, looks like it could be an excellent update. In addition to historical footage about the St. Augustine protests, it includes footage and interviews of current conditions. I’m eagerly awaiting a chance to see it. It is in theatrical release now. The web site includes a trailer and lots of background information, including the source of the film’s name, which is interviewee talking about needing to stay in groups to avoid White violence. There is also extensive discussion of why documentaries are so expensive to produce, because news organizations own old television footage and charge $100 a second for it. I remember that the long delay in re-releasing Eyes on the Prize was the music copyrights, now often held by large corporations.

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4 thoughts on “new civil rights film”

  1. Looks interesting. I sent the link to our campus cinema. Maybe we’ll get it here this summer.

    It looks like people can request it to show on campuses without paying the fees a theater would. Maybe you should have someone in your department schedule a screening in a classroom or something so you can check it out, OW.

  2. It isn’t in DVD yet. Their web site says they need to do theater and other screenings to build up a market first.

  3. that’s the good thing about the internet, and U-tube. You can just put your film there, and market it on a popular website, in class etc. You can’t charge for it, but distributing is easier now.

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