Soundtrack for a revolution
Docurama Films :
Soundtrack for a Revolution takes a look at the American civil rights movement, focusing on the role that music -- spirituals and protest songs -- played, as the backdrop and the inspiration for the pickets, sit-ins, and demonstrations of the turbulent era. Directors Bill Guttentag and Dan Sturman, whose previous documentary looked at the Japanese Army's atrocities against the Chinese people in Nanking, here blend images from the time and interviews with participants with new footage of contemporary artists performing the inspirational songs. Interviewees include Harry Belafonte, John Lewis, Andrew Young, and Julian Bond, and the documentary includes performances by John Legend, Joss Stone, and Angie Stone. The film examines such pivotal moments as the Montgomery bus boycott, the March on Washington, and the assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King. Through old footage and interviews, spirituals like "Wade in the Water" and "We Shall Not Be Moved," and folk songs like Phil Ochs' "Here's to the State of Mississippi" are each connected to specific aspects or moments of the movement. Danny Glover was the executive producer of the film. Soundtrack for a Revolution had its world premiere at the 2009 Tribeca Film Festival. ~ Josh Ralske, Rovi
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Hamilton, Amde, 1940-
Blind Boys of Alabama.
Carlton Reese Memorial Unity Choir.
Goldcrest Films International.
Hopscotch Entertainment (Firm)
Louverture Films (Firm)
Mary Mary (Musical group)
New Video Group.
Roots (Musical group)
Wild Bunch (Firm)
|available_at_ouray||Ouray Public Library|
|detailed_location_ouray||Ouray Public Library - DVD|
|display_description||The story of the American civil rights movement through its music, the freedom songs protesters sang on picket lines, in mass meetings, and more, as they fought for justice and equality. Includes new performances of the freedom songs by top artists, archival footage, and interviews with civil rights foot soldiers and leaders. Freedom songs evolved from slave chants, from the labor movement, and even from the black church.|
|owning_library_ouray||Ouray Public Library|
|owning_location_ouray||Ouray Public Library|
African Americans -- Civil rights -- Songs and music
African Americans -- Music
Civil rights movements -- United States -- Songs and music
Protest songs -- United States
|title_display||Soundtrack for a revolution|
|title_full||Soundtrack for a revolution [DVD] / Louverture Films presents a Freedom Song production in association with Goldcrest FIlms International and Wild Bunch ; written and directed by Bill Guttentag and Dan Sturman|
|title_short||Soundtrack for a revolution|
Civil rights movements