American Experience: Roberto Clemente

American Experience: Roberto Clemente

Director: Bernardo Ruiz

Cast: Bernardo Ruiz, Jimmy Smits, David Maraniss, George Will

     
 
Roberto Clemente not only became the first Latino pro baseball player to achieve superstar status, he made sure that people were aware of the issues affecting areas of the world in need of humanitarian aid. His life was tragically cut short while on a flight to Nicaragua, but this film celebrates the life of the influential athlete. The film utilizes archival footage

Overview

Roberto Clemente not only became the first Latino pro baseball player to achieve superstar status, he made sure that people were aware of the issues affecting areas of the world in need of humanitarian aid. His life was tragically cut short while on a flight to Nicaragua, but this film celebrates the life of the influential athlete. The film utilizes archival footage along with contemporary interviews with his colleagues and many baseball historians.

Product Details

Release Date:
06/24/2008
UPC:
0841887009492
Original Release:
2008
Source:
Pbs (Direct)
Sales rank:
43,884

Special Features

Closed Caption; Teacher's guide

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Jimmy Smits Narrator
David Maraniss Interviewee
George Will Interviewee
Roberto Clemente Actor
Orlando Cepeda Interviewee
Vera Clemente Interviewee

Technical Credits
Bernardo Ruiz Director,Producer,Screenwriter
Patricia Benabe Associate Producer
Michael Chin Cinematographer
Gary Lionelli Score Composer
David Maraniss Consultant/advisor
Lenina Nadal Associate Producer
Claudio Rocha Cinematographer
James Rutenbeck Editor
Mark Samels Executive Producer
Caroline Waterlow Co-producer

Scene Index

Disc #1 -- American Experience: Clemente
2. Introduction [2:40]
3. Growing Up In Puerto Rico [4:41]
4. Lone Latino Player [10:53]
5. The 1960 World Series [6:32]
6. Something To Prove [3:47]
7. In a Hurry To Settle Down [3:43]
8. Invincible [8:53]
9. A Passion For Helping Others [7:27]
10. Clemente's Legacy [2:21]
11. Credits [2:07]

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