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When I Rise

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Overview

Genre
History, Human Interest, Biography, Arts, and Social Issues
Synopsis

A gifted black music student at the University of Texas is thrust into a civil rights storm that changes her life forever. Barbara Smith Conrad is cast in an opera opposite a white male classmate fueling a racist backlash from members of the Texas legislature. Barbara's expulsion from the cast escalates the incident to national news, prompting unexpected support from a pop superstar. This small-town girl, whose voice and spirit stem from her roots in East Texas, emerges as an internationally celebrated mezzo-soprano and headlines on stages worldwide.

Stage
finished

Credits

Production Details

Prod. Co.
Alpheus Media/ Allentown Productions
Country
United States
Years of Production
2011

Distribution Details

Release year
2011
Broadcast (Acq.)
Independent Lens

Photos

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