The Resource Prom night in Mississippi, HBO Documentary Films and RTM Productions ; directed & produced by Paul Saltzman ; produced by Patricia Aquino, (videorecording)

Prom night in Mississippi, HBO Documentary Films and RTM Productions ; directed & produced by Paul Saltzman ; produced by Patricia Aquino, (videorecording)

Label
Prom night in Mississippi
Title
Prom night in Mississippi
Statement of responsibility
HBO Documentary Films and RTM Productions ; directed & produced by Paul Saltzman ; produced by Patricia Aquino
Contributor
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
In 1997, actor Morgan Freeman, a resident of the small town of Charleston, Mississippi, 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
Member of
Cataloging source
TEFMT
Characteristic
videorecording
Credits note
Executive producer, Sheila Nevins ; cinematography, Bongo, Don Warren, Paul Saltzman ; editor, Stephen Philipson ; music, Jack Lenz, Asher Lenz
Dewey number
379.263
Intended audience
Canadian Home Video Rating: G
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Saltzman, Paul
  • Aquino, Patricia
  • Freeman, Morgan
  • RTM Productions
  • HBO Documentary Films
  • Kinosmith Inc
Runtime
89
Series statement
Hot docs collection
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Charleston High School (Charleston, Miss.)
  • High school seniors
  • Racism
  • Race relations
  • Interracial dating
  • Interracial friendship
  • School integration
  • Prejudices
  • Documentary films
  • Mississippi
  • United States
Target audience
general
Technique
live action
Label
Prom night in Mississippi, HBO Documentary Films and RTM Productions ; directed & produced by Paul Saltzman ; produced by Patricia Aquino, (videorecording)
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • Title from container
  • Originally produced as a motion picture in 2008
  • Special features: Deleted scenes (18 min.) ; Interview with the filmmakers (22 min.) ; Theatrical trailer (2 min.) ; Filmmaker bio ; About Docurama ; Docurama trailers
Color
multicolored
Configuration of playback channels
mixed
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
other
Extent
1 videodisc (ca. 89 min.)
Medium for sound
videodisc
Other control number
881751501554
Other physical details
sd., col. with b&w sequences
Publisher number
KNS50155
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System control number
  • lbs00086218
  • 680693
System details
DVD ; widescreen presentation ; Dolby digital 2.0 sound
Terms governing use
For private home use only.
Video recording format
DVD
Label
Prom night in Mississippi, HBO Documentary Films and RTM Productions ; directed & produced by Paul Saltzman ; produced by Patricia Aquino, (videorecording)
Publication
Note
  • Title from container
  • Originally produced as a motion picture in 2008
  • Special features: Deleted scenes (18 min.) ; Interview with the filmmakers (22 min.) ; Theatrical trailer (2 min.) ; Filmmaker bio ; About Docurama ; Docurama trailers
Color
multicolored
Configuration of playback channels
mixed
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
other
Extent
1 videodisc (ca. 89 min.)
Medium for sound
videodisc
Other control number
881751501554
Other physical details
sd., col. with b&w sequences
Publisher number
KNS50155
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System control number
  • lbs00086218
  • 680693
System details
DVD ; widescreen presentation ; Dolby digital 2.0 sound
Terms governing use
For private home use only.
Video recording format
DVD

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