American Visions in Documentary

Mon, Nov 21, 2005, 7:30 pm
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Program in American Studies
Program in African American Studies
Department of History

An acclaimed 14-hour television history of America’s civil rights movement, Eyes on the Prize was broadcast over two seasons, in 1987 and 1990. As a team employed by Blackside, Inc. in Boston, Sheila Curran Bernard and Sam Pollard created two films for the second season: “Two Societies” and “Ain’t Gonna Shuffle No More,” which won national Emmy awards for both writing and editing. They will present clips from both films and discuss the series’ creation, recent changes in archival documentary storytelling, and current efforts to renew underlying rights so that Eyes can be rebroadcast.