Time for Burning

A Time for Burning

Director: Barbara Connell, Bill Jersey

Cast: Barbara Connell, Bill Jersey

     
 
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,

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.

Product Details

Release Date:
12/26/2005
UPC:
0767685975237
Original Release:
1966
Rating:
NR
Source:
New Video Group
Presentation:
[B&W]
Time:
0:58:00
Sales rank:
71,641

Special Features

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

Cast & Crew

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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