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ACORN and the firestorm

Author: Reuben AtlasSam PollardBertha LewisSteve KingKhari MateenAll authors
Publisher: New York, NY : First Run Features, [2018?]
Edition/Format:   DVD video : NTSC color broadcast system : English : WidescreenView all editions and formats
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If one were impoverished and politically voiceless, ACORN hoped to change minds. For 40 years, the community-organizing group sought to empower marginalized communities. It critics, though, believed ACORN exemplified everything wrong with liberal ideals. Fueled by a YouTube video made by two young conservatives who posed as pimp and prostitute in a sting, ACORN's very existence would be challenged. It goes beyond  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Documentary films
Material Type: Videorecording
Document Type: Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: Reuben Atlas; Sam Pollard; Bertha Lewis; Steve King; Khari Mateen; Pandora Educational Film Center,; Independent Television Service,; National Black Programming Consortium,; First-Run Features (Firm),
OCLC Number: 1035850079
Notes: Widescreen.
Program content: ©2017.
Credits: Composer, Khari Mateen.
Performer(s): Commentators, Bertha Lewis, Steve King.
Description: 1 videodisc (83 min.) : sound, color with black and white sequences ; 4 3/4 in.
Details: DVD; NTSC, Region 1; widescreen presentation; 5.1 surround, 2.0 stereo.
Other Titles: ACORN and the fire storm
Responsibility: a film by Reuben Atlas and Sam Pollard ; a co-production of Pandora Educational Film Center, Inc., the Independent Television Service (ITVS), in association with the National Black Programming Consortium (NBPC) ; Pandora Film Center presents ; produced and directed by Reuben Atlas, Sam Pollard.

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If one were impoverished and politically voiceless, ACORN hoped to change minds. For 40 years, the community-organizing group sought to empower marginalized communities. It critics, though, believed ACORN exemplified everything wrong with liberal ideals. Fueled by a YouTube video made by two young conservatives who posed as pimp and prostitute in a sting, ACORN's very existence would be challenged. It goes beyond the 24-hour news cycle and cuts toe heart of the great political divide.

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