Almos' a man

United States, 1976

Film
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Episode of Series “The American Short Story”.
Dave - a black, teenage worker - buys a used hand gun and accidentally kills a mule. Consequently, his father demeans him in front of the landowner, who demands that he work 25 months to pay for the animal. At nightfall, aimed with vague notions of manhood and independence, Dave retrieves his gun and hops aboard a passing train.

Credits

director

Stan Lathan

producer

Dan McCann

production company

Perspective Films

Language

English

Duration

00:39:00:00

Colour

Colour

ACMI Identifier

27921

Audience classification

PG

Subject categories

Adaptations

Anthropology, Ethnology, Exploration & Travel → African Americans

Economics, Philosophy, Politics, Religion & Sociology → Adolescence

Economics, Philosophy, Politics, Religion & Sociology → African Americans

Economics, Philosophy, Politics, Religion & Sociology → Youth - Employment

Education, Instruction, Teaching & Schools → Youth - Employment

Family, Gender Identity, Relationships & Sexuality → Adolescence

Literature → American literature - Film and video adaptations

Literature → Literature

Short films

Short films → Short films - United States

Sound/audio

Sound

Holdings

16mm film; Limited Access Print (Section 2)

16mm film; Access Print (Section 1)

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