Soundtrack for a revolution

Book Cover
Average Rating
Docurama Films :
Pub. Date:
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
Also in This Series
More Like This
Reviews from GoodReads
Loading GoodReads Reviews.

No Tags, Be the first to tag this record!

Staff View

Grouping Information

Grouped Work ID 82c37be3-a236-e5c5-62fd-91774c94bab4
Grouping Title soundtrack for a revolution
Grouping Author mary mary
Grouping Category movie
Last Grouping Update 2019-07-24 14:29:49PM
Last Indexed 2019-09-15 07:09:50AM

Solr Details

accelerated_reader_point_value 0
accelerated_reader_reading_level 0
auth_author2 Glover, Danny.
Guttentag, William.
Hamilton, Amde, 1940-
Havens, Richie.
Jean, Wyclef.
Legend, John.
Stone, Angie.
Stone, Joss.
Sturman, Dan.
author2-role Blind Boys of Alabama.
Carlton Reese Memorial Unity Choir.
Docurama (Firm)
Glover, Danny.|Producer
Goldcrest Films International.
Guttentag, William.|Screenwriter
Hamilton, Amde,1940-|Performer
Havens, Richie.|Performer
Hopscotch Entertainment (Firm)
Jean, Wyclef.|Performer
Legend, John.|Performer
Louverture Films (Firm)
Mary Mary (Musical group)
New Video Group.
Roots (Musical group)
Stone, Angie.|Performer
Stone, Joss.|Performer
Sturman, Dan.|Narrator
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.
format_category_ouray Movies
format_ouray DVD
id 82c37be3-a236-e5c5-62fd-91774c94bab4
isbn 9781422988275
Bib IdItem IdShelf LocCall NumFormatFormat CategoryNum CopiesIs Order ItemIs eContenteContent SourceeContent FileeContent URLsubformatDetailed StatusLast CheckinLocationSub-location
ils:41431 91129 Ouray Public Library - DVD AV-DVD SOU 1 false false On Shelf OPL
itype_ouray DVD
last_indexed 2019-09-15T13:09:50.615Z
lexile_score -1
literary_form Unknown
literary_form_full Unknown
local_callnumber_ouray AV-DVD SOU
owning_library_ouray Ouray Public Library
owning_location_ouray Ouray Public Library
primary_isbn 9781422988275
primary_upc 767685225103
publishDate 2010
Bib IdFormatFormat CategoryEditionLanguagePublisherPublication DatePhysical Description
ils:41431 DVD Movies English Docurama Films : [2010] 1 videodisc (82 min.) : sound, color & black and white ; 4 3/4 in.
recordtype grouped_work
Bib IdItem IdGrouped StatusStatusLocally OwnedAvailableHoldableBookableIn Library Use OnlyLibrary OwnedHoldable PTypesBookable PTypesLocal Url
ils:41431 91129 On Shelf On Shelf false true true false false true
subject_facet African Americans -- Civil rights -- Songs and music
African Americans -- Music
Civil rights movements -- United States -- Songs and music
Documentary films
Feature films
Nonfiction films
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
topic_facet African Americans
Civil rights
Civil rights movements
Protest songs
upc 767685225103