Last year this time I saw the EXCELLENT Freeom Riders at the Maryland Film Festival. I thought it seemed like an interesting film since I like seeing African American based films. When I saw it I had no idea I would have such a reaction and had to write about it. After screening around the country the doc is now premiering on PBS stations around the country as part of their American Experience program. American Experience airs documentaries about important or interesting events and people in American history.
|PREMIERED MAY 16, 2011|
They have a great extensive multimedia websitewhere you NOW WATCH THE WHOLE FILM. CLICK the graphic below to check it out
|Freedom Riders website|
UPDATE: September 12, 2011
Freedom Riders wins Multiple Emmys
Outstanding Picture Editing For Nonfiction Programming - 2011
Freedom Riders PBS A production of Firelight Films for American Experience Lewis Erskine, Edited By; Aljernon Tunsil, Edited By
Exceptional Merit In Nonfiction Filmmaking - 2011
Freedom Riders PBS A production of Firelight Films for American Experience Stanley Nelson, Produced by; Laurens Grant, Produced by; Mark Samels, Executive Producer; Sharon Grimberg, Senior Producer
Outstanding Writing for Nonfiction Programming - 2011
Freedom Riders PBS A production of Firelight Films for American Experience Stanley Nelson, Written By
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You can see the trailer and read about what I said about Freedom Riders here