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A class apart [videorecording] : a Mexican American civil rights story /
a co-production of Camino Bluff Productions, Inc. and the Independent Television Service (ITVS), in association with Latino Public Broadcasting (LPB) for American experience ; American experience is a production of WGBH Boston ; senior producer, Sharon Grimberg ; written by Carlos Sandoval ; produced and directed by Carlos Sandoval and Peter Miller.
edition
Widescreen.
imprint
[Alexandria, Va.] : PBS Home Video, c2009.
description
1 videodisc (ca. 60 min.) : sd., col. and b&w ; 4 3/4 in.
ISBN
0793670403, 9780793670406
format(s)
DVD
Holdings
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imprint
[Alexandria, Va.] : PBS Home Video, c2009.
isbn
0793670403
9780793670406
standard identifier
841887010412
publisher #
AMX62104
restrictions
Not licensed for classroom use.
credits note
Director of photography, Allen Moore ; editor, Aaron Vega ; original music, Steven Schoenberg.
general note
Documentary.
Originally broadcast as part of the American experience television series.
Special features: "Making of" featurette with filmmaker, interviews, behind the scenes footage, and photos; a slideshow of photographer Russell Lee's iconic images of Mexican American life in the 1940's; bonus scenes; materials for educators.
performer
Narrated by Edward James Olmos.
abstract
In the small town of Edna, Texas, in 1951, field hand Pete Hernández killed a tenant farmer after exchanging words in a cantina. From this murder emerged a landmark civil rights case that would change the lives and legal standing of tens of millions of Americans. Tells the story of an underdog band of Mexican American lawyers who took their case all the way to the Supreme Court, where they challenged Jim Crow-style discrimination against Mexican Americans. Lawyers forged a daring legal strategy, arguing that Mexican Americans were "a class apart" from a legal system that recognized only blacks and whites.
language note
English or Spanish dialogue, Spanish subtitles; closed-captioned.
catalogue key
7326396
target audience
Not rated.
technical details
DVD, region 1; widescreen (enhanced for 16 x 9 televisions); Dolby Digital 5.1 surround; NTSC.

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