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The witness : from the balcony of room 306

Author: Samuel Billy KylesAdam PertofskySteve YedlinSarah BleakleyDavid BrodieAll authors
Publisher: Memphis TN : Rock Paper Scissors : Distributed by National Civil Rights Museum., 2009.
Edition/Format:   DVD video : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The film chronicles the final days and hours of the life of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. as told through the eyes of his contemporary, Reverend Samuel Billy Kyles, who stood on the balcony with Dr. King when he was slain that fateful day at the Lorraine Motel in 1968. It follows Dr. King's efforts to gain community support for the striking sanitation workers in 1968 and the famous marches through Memphis. It contains  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Documentary films
Biographical films
Nonfiction films
Biography
Named Person: Martin Luther King, Jr.; Martin Luther King, Jr.
Material Type: Videorecording
Document Type: Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: Samuel Billy Kyles; Adam Pertofsky; Steve Yedlin; Sarah Bleakley; David Brodie; Rock Paper Scissors (Firm); National Civil Rights Museum.
OCLC Number: 319854838
Credits: Director of photography, Steve Yedlin ; production designer, Sarah Bleakley ; editor, David Brodie ; music, Human.
Performer(s): Reverend Samuel Billy Kyles, Dr. Benjamin Hooks, Civil Rights Leader and former Executive director of the NAACP, Mrs. Maxine Smith, Executive Secretary, NAACP Memphis Branch and Taylor Rodgers, one of the original sanitation workers who marched alongside King.
Awards: Best Documentary Short- Palm Springs International Film Festival 2008.
Best Documentary Short - Cinema St. Louis International Film Festival 2008.
Description: 1 videodisc (32 min.) : sd., col. and b&w ; 4 3/4 in.
Details: DVD.
Responsibility: National Civil Rights Museum presents a Rock Paper Scissors film / director, Adam Pertofsky, producer, Margaret Hyde.

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The film chronicles the final days and hours of the life of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. as told through the eyes of his contemporary, Reverend Samuel Billy Kyles, who stood on the balcony with Dr. King when he was slain that fateful day at the Lorraine Motel in 1968. It follows Dr. King's efforts to gain community support for the striking sanitation workers in 1968 and the famous marches through Memphis. It contains stirring details about conversations with Dr. King moments before his passing. The 32-minute documentary short includes exclusive, never before seen commentary and interviews with Reverend Samuel Billy Kyles, Dr. Benjamin Hooks, Civil Rights Leader and former Executive Director of the NAACP, Mrs. Maxine Smith, Executive Secretary, NAACP Memphis Branch and Taylor Rodgers, one of the original sanitation workers who marched alongside King and Kyles, among others.

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