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Freedom Song (2000)

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Format: DVD
Sku: 202013936
UPC: 053939747126
UPC 14: 00053939747126
Category Keywords: Cable Original  Racism  True Story
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Freedom Song is a compelling microcosm of the Civil Rights Movement, a stirring chronicle of unsung small-town citizens who risked their lives to bring change at the grassroots level. Phil Alden Robinson (Field of Dreams) co-scripts and directs this powerful tale set in fictional Quinlan and based on first-hand accounts of veteran activists who stood on the frontlines of history and responded with passion and commitment to the challenge of "If not me, who If not now, when"Format: DVD MOVIE

"Like a stirring spiritual. Freedom Song gets it right. A glorious cast.  Bruce Fretts, Entertainment Weekly

Editor's Note
The story of the Civil-Rights Movement as seen through the eyes of a teenage Owen Walker (Shannon--THE HURRICANE) growing up in bigotry laden Mississippi in the 1960s at a time when Jim Crow black segregation laws were legal. Owen regrets his father's (Glover--LETHAL WEAPON) passive behavior against racism and joins the Student Non-Violent Coordinating Committee (SNCC) as they struggle to reeducate black citizens and gain basic human rights, predominately the right to vote. From the writer and director of FIELD OF DREAMS, based on accounts of actual SNCC members. A TNT original movie.


Video Features DVD, English, French, Spanish, Subtitled

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Release Information
Video Mfg Name Studio: Turner Home Entertainment
Video Release Date Release Date: 2/20/2007
Video Release Year Original Release Date: 2000
Video CategoryId Catalog ID: 7471
Video UPC UPC: 00053939747126
Video Number of Discs Number of Discs: 1

Audio & Video
Video Original Language Original Language: English
Video Audio Spec Available Audio Tracks: English [CC], English
Video Subtitle Available Subtitles: English, French, Spanish
Video Color Spec Video: Color

Aspect Ratio
Video Aspect Ratio Standard  1.33:1 [4:3]

Cast & Crew

Video Cast Info Danny Glover
Video Cast Info Loretta Devine
Video Cast Info Vicellous Reon Shannon
Video Cast Info Vondie Curtis Hall
Video Cast Info Amanda DiGiulio - Producer
Video Cast Info Carole King, et. al. - Original Music By
Video Cast Info Danny Glover, et. al. - Executive Producer
Video Cast Info John Lindley - Cinematographer
Video Cast Info Linda Burton, et. al. - Production Designer
Video Cast Info Maysie Hoy - Editor
Video Cast Info Phil Alden Robinson - Director
Video Cast Info Phil Alden Robinson, et. al. - Writer


Emmy (2000)
   Video Award Name Carole King, Nominee, Outstanding Music and Lyrics
   Video Award Name Danny Glover, Nominee, Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Miniseries or a Movie

Image Award (2001)
Video Award Name Danny Glover, Winner, Outstanding Actor in a Television Movie, Mini-Series or Dramatic Special
   Video Award Name Loretta Devine, Nominee, Outstanding Actress in a Television Movie, Mini-Series or Dramatic Special

Professional Reviews

Entertainment Weekly
"...Sincere..." -- Rating: A- - Recommended 06/30/2000 p.111

New York Times
"...[Field and Mulford] have created the best kind of historical record, one that resonates today..." 06/22/1994 p.C15

Product Attributes

Product attributeActor:   Glover,Danny
Product attributeLabel:   Warner Home Video
Product attributeMusic Format:   DVD
Product attributeVideo Format:   DVD
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