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March, The

Synopsis
John Akomfrah’s film tells the story of the historic 1963 March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom, a watershed moment for the American civil rights movement which brought together a coalition of civil rights organisations, labour unions and civil rights leaders, to form the biggest civil protest in American history. Akomfrah looks into the previously untold stories which led to the march; the government’s opposition to it; the fundraising activities; the presence of Hollywood actors and how the march proved the catalyst for the passing of the Civil Rights Act of 1964.
Language
English
Country
United States
Year of release
2013
Subjects
Social Studies; History
Keywords
civil rights; civil rights movements; political movements; history of the USA

Credits

Director
John Akomfrah
Contributor
Denzel Washington

Distribution Formats

Type
DVD
Format
Region 1 NTSC
Price
$24.99
Availability
Sale
Duration/Size
60 minutes
Year
2013

Production Company

Name

Smoking Dogs Films

Distributor

Name

PBS Shop

Web
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