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When I rise

Author: Mat HamesJames MollMichael RosenDon E CarletonBarbara Smith ConradAll authors
Publisher: [United States] : Distributed by PBS Distribution, [2011]
Edition/Format:   DVD video : NTSC color broadcast system : English
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In 1957, Barbar Smith, a gifted black music student at the University of Texas is cast in an opera to co-star with a white male classmate, fueling a racist backlash from members of the Texas legislature. This small-town girl, whose voice and spirit stem from her roots in East Texas, eventually will become an internationally celebrated mezzo-soprano and she will headline on stages around the world.
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Genre/Form: Biographical films
Documentary films
Nonfiction films
Feature films
Video recordings for the hearing impaired
Biography
History
Named Person: Barbara Smith Conrad; Barbara Smith Conrad
Material Type: Videorecording
Document Type: Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: Mat Hames; James Moll; Michael Rosen; Don E Carleton; Barbara Smith Conrad; Harry Belafonte; Icy Simpson; Wilson Waggoner; David Hamburger; Sandra Guardado; Dolph Briscoe Center for American History.; Alpheus Media (Firm); Allentown Productions.; Public Broadcasting Service (U.S.)
ISBN: 9781608834198 1608834190
OCLC Number: 696394067
Language Note: In English with optional subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing.
Notes: Videodisc release of the 2010 documentary film.
Special features: Interview with Bud Mims; The musical legacy of Center Point.
Credits: Executive producer Don Carleton ; director of photography, Wilson Waggoner ; edited by Mat Hames, Sandra Guardado ; original music by David Hamburger.
Performer(s): Barbara Smith Conrad, Harry Belafonte, and Icy Simpson.
Awards: New Orleans Film Festival Official Selection 2010 ; HotDocs Outspoken, Outstanding Official Selection 2010 ; Indianapolis International Film Festival Audience Award 2010 ; New York International Film Festival Official Selection 2010.
Description: 1 videodisc (73 min.) : sd., col. with b&w sequences ; 4 3/4 in.
Details: DVD, region 1; NTSC; widescreen; 5.1 surround.
Other Titles: Let your voice be heard
Responsibility: the Dolph Briscoe Center for American History presents an Alpheus Media production, in association with Allentown Productions ; directed by Mat Hames ; produced by James Moll, Michael Rosen.
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In 1957, Barbar Smith, a gifted black music student at the University of Texas is cast in an opera to co-star with a white male classmate, fueling a racist backlash from members of the Texas legislature. This small-town girl, whose voice and spirit stem from her roots in East Texas, eventually will become an internationally celebrated mezzo-soprano and she will headline on stages around the world.

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