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John Lewis - Get In The Way

The first documentary of civil rights hero, congressional leader and champion for human rights.

Overview

Genre
Biography, Cultural History, Minorities, Anthropology, and Current Affairs
Synopsis

Follow the courageous journey of John Lewis, whose unwavering fight for justice spans the past 50 years, from his youth in the segregated South, through his leadership within the Civil Rights movement, to his current role as a powerful voice in Congress. He was the youngest speaker at the historic 1963 March on Washington, where Dr.King delivered his legendary “I Have a Dream” speech. And in March 1965, Lewis led the Bloody Sunday march in Selma, where Alabama State Troopers attacked peaceful protesters with billy clubs, bullwhips and tear gas. Their horrific actions were broadcast on nightly news reports into living rooms across America; eight months later, the Voting Rights Act was signed into law. Once an activist pushing from the outside, Lewis, now 77 years old, has become a determined legislator making noise on the inside As John Lewis say's "you must find a way to get in the way."

Treatment
Show treatment
Stage
finished
Running time
60 and 54 minutes

Credits

  • Kathleen Dowdey ... Producer - Director
  • Charles Floyd Johnson ... Executive Producer
  • Donna Brown Guillame ... Consulting Producer
  • lillian benson ... Editor
  • Charles Schner ... Director of Photography
  • Karen Elizabeth Price ... Co-Producer
  • Jim Carr ... Co-Producer
  • Camara Kambon ... Composer
  • Aaron Zuber ... Post Production Supervisor

Production Details

Prod. Co.
Early Light Productions / PBS
Country
United States
Years of Production
20
Locations
Washington DC, Alabama
Prod. Partners
Kathleen Dowdey, Producer-Director, Charles Floyd Johnson, Executive Producer, Donna Brown Guillaume, Consulting Producer

Distribution Details

Release year
2017
Festivals
Official Selection: Woodstock Film Festival, Newark Black Film Festival, St. Louis Int. festival, International Black Film Festival Nashville
Awards
Chosen by PBS for Black History Month, Best Documentary International Family Film Festival Los Angeles
Distribution
A feature documentary produced and directed by Kathleen Dowdey, Get in the Way launched with a film festival run and PBS broadc
Broadcast (Prod.)
PBS
Broadcast (Acq.)
ShopPBS, Itunes, Amazon, Google Play, EDUTugg
Language
English

Photos

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