Scottsboro: An American Tragedy

Overview

Documentary filmmaker Barak Goodman explores the famed Scottsboro case of 1931. That year, nine black males, aged 13 to 19, were tried, convicted, and almost executed for raping two white women of dubious reliability. The case soon became an international cause célèbre and proved to be a catalyst for the Civil Rights movement of the 1950s.
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Overview

Documentary filmmaker Barak Goodman explores the famed Scottsboro case of 1931. That year, nine black males, aged 13 to 19, were tried, convicted, and almost executed for raping two white women of dubious reliability. The case soon became an international cause célèbre and proved to be a catalyst for the Civil Rights movement of the 1950s.
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Special Features

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Product Details

  • Release Date: 1/31/2005
  • UPC: 841887006118
  • Original Release: 2000
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  • Source: Pbs (Direct)
  • Region Code: 1
  • Language: English
  • Time: 1:30:00
  • Format: DVD
  • Sales rank: 12,102

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Andre Braugher Voice Only
Jeffrey DeMunn Voice Only
Frances McDormand Voice Only
Stanley Tucci Voice Only
Harris Yulin Voice Only
Technical Credits
Daniel Anker Director
Barak Goodman Director
Edward Bilous Score Composer
Buddy Squires Cinematographer
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Scene Index

Disc #1 -- Scottsboro: An American Tragedy
2. A Great Tragedy [2:22]
3. Accusation of Rape [9:28]
4. The First Trial [6:49]
5. Communist Protests [6:27]
6. The Second Trial [7:01]
7. Victoria Price Takes the Stand [7:54]
8. Courtroom Fireworks [11:03]
9. Judge Horton's Decision [8:02]
10. The Third Trial [6:54]
11. The End of the Case [10:00]
12. Pardoned [6:27]
13. Credits [1:15]
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Disc #1 -- Scottsboro: An American Tragedy
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