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Prom night in Mississippi [videorecording] / HBO Documentary Films ; produced by Patricia Aquino ; produced and directed by Paul Saltzman
DVD DVD
DVD 305.8 Prom
[New York, NY] : Docurama : Distributed by New Video Group, 2009.
Widescreen version.
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Descript
1 videodisc (ca. 89 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
System Det
DVD, Dolby digital.
Note
Originally released as a documentary film in 2008.
In English.
Special features: conversation with the director and producer ; deleted and extended scenes ; filmmaker biography ; theatrical trailer.
Performer
Featuring Morgan Freeman.
Credits
Directors of photography, Bongo, Don Warren, Paul Saltzman ; editors, Stephen Philipson, David Ransley ; music, Jack Lenz, Asher Lenz.
Summary
In 1997, actor Morgan Freeman, a resident of the small town of Charleston, Miss., offered to pay for the senior prom at Charleston High School under one condition: the prom must be racially integrated. His offer was ignored. In 2008 he offered again, and the offer was accepted, changing the tradition of two separate proms for blacks and whites that had endured since the high school was integrated in 1970. Shows the problems and lessons learned as the event was planned and held. With comments from Morgan Freeman, students, and others. Intended to explore attitudes of racial intolerance that still persist today. In 2008, Charleston High School had 415 students, 70% black and 30% white.
Audience
Not rated.
Awards
AFI Dallas International Film Festival, 2009: Best Documentary Feature ; Oxford Film Festival: Audience Award ; 2009 HotDocs: Top 10 Audience Favorite.
Subject
Alt Author
ISBN
1422949044
9781422949047
ISBN/ISSN
767685168820
Publisher #
NNVG168820 Docurama/New Video Group
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