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Crisis: Behind a Presidential Commitment
     

Crisis: Behind a Presidential Commitment

Director: Robert Drew, John F. Kennedy

Cast: Robert Drew, John F. Kennedy

 
This documentary offers an "as it happened" look at one of the crucial standoffs in the history of the American Civil Rights movement, as Alabama Governor George Wallace refuses to desegregate his state's schools in 1963, openly defying the edict of U.S. President John F. Kennedy. Directed by Robert Drew, Crisis: Behind a Presidential Commitment features

Overview

This documentary offers an "as it happened" look at one of the crucial standoffs in the history of the American Civil Rights movement, as Alabama Governor George Wallace refuses to desegregate his state's schools in 1963, openly defying the edict of U.S. President John F. Kennedy. Directed by Robert Drew, Crisis: Behind a Presidential Commitment features vintage footage of Wallace and Kennedy, as well as James Hood and Vivian Malone, the two African-American students refused admission to an otherwise all-white school by Wallace.

Product Details

Release Date:
11/11/2003
UPC:
0767685956335
Original Release:
1963
Rating:
NR
Source:
New Video Group
Presentation:
[B&W]
Sound:
[Dolby Digital Stereo]
Time:
0:53:00

Special Features

Running commentary from Robert Drew and Photographer Richard Leacock; Bonus Film: Faces of November; Filmmaker statement; Filmmaker biography; Interactive menus; Scene selection

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Scene Index

Side #1 --
1. Introduction [3:07]
2. The Players [4:13]
3. A Moral Issue [5:24]
4. Meeting with the President [4:09]
5. Vivian and Jimmy [3:48]
6. Right Thing to Do [7:22]
7. The Schoolhouse Door [1:56]
8. A Third Alternative [4:29]
9. The Ball Is with You [3:31]
10. Confrontation [4:21]
11. Send in the Troops [5:14]
12. The Speech [5:01]

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