A Time for Burning

Overview

It says in the Bible, "Be ye doers of the word, and not hearers only, deceiving your own selves." (James 1:22). This Academy Award-nominated documentary shows how difficult it can be to put that Christian injunction into practice. Filmed in 1966, a time of heightened black and white racial tensions in the United States, this program chronicles the debate, decision, and action by the white, middle-class congregation of the Augustana Lutheran Church in Omaha, NE, that attempted to bridge the barrier between ...
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Overview

It says in the Bible, "Be ye doers of the word, and not hearers only, deceiving your own selves." (James 1:22). This Academy Award-nominated documentary shows how difficult it can be to put that Christian injunction into practice. Filmed in 1966, a time of heightened black and white racial tensions in the United States, this program chronicles the debate, decision, and action by the white, middle-class congregation of the Augustana Lutheran Church in Omaha, NE, that attempted to bridge the barrier between themselves and the black community of the city.
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Special Features

Director's commentary; Update: Ernie Chambers 40 years later; Filmmaker statement; Filmmaker biography; Interactive menus; Scene selection
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 12/26/2005
  • UPC: 767685975237
  • Original Release: 1966
  • Rating:

  • Source: New Video Group
  • Presentation: B&W
  • Time: 58:00
  • Format: DVD
  • Sales rank: 56,434

Cast & Crew

Technical Credits
Barbara Connell Director, Editor
Bill Jersey Director, Cinematographer, Editor, Producer
Robert E.A. Lee Executive Producer
Tom Paxton Score Composer, Songwriter
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Scene Index

Disc #1 -- A Time for Burning
1. National Prejudice [3:30]
2. Barbershop Preacher [4:05]
3. Interracial Interactions [7:29]
4. Community Visits [3:46]
5. To Give or Take [5:31]
6. Question of Substance [4:59]
7. Forced Intergration [5:02]
8. Elements of Change [6:00]
9. Opening the Eyes [3:54]
10. Conflicting Voices [3:08]
11. Here I Stand [7:51]
12. Credits [:37]
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Menu

Disc #1 -- A Time for Burning
   Play
   Scenes
   Extras
      Audio Commentary
         Listen to the Commentary By Bill Jersey With Participants From the Original Film: Rev. Bob Youngdahl, Ray Christiansen, and Ernie Chambers: On
         Listen to the Commentary By Bill Jersey With Participants From the Original Film: Rev. Bob Youngdahl, Ray Christiansen, and Ernie Chambers: Off
      Director's Commentary
      Director's Statement
      Update: Ernie Chambers
      Lutheran Film Associates
      About Docurama
         Credits
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