Paul Robeson: tribute to an artist

United States, 1979

Film
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Using archival film footage, this film presents a profile of the outstanding singer and actor Paul Robeson. The film also examines Robeson’s outspoken opposition to racism and injustice and how these opinions eventually destroyed his career. Narrated by Sidney Poitier.

Credits

director

Saul J. Turell

production company

Janus Films

Language

English

Duration

00:29:00:00

Colour

Colour

ACMI Identifier

32822

Subject categories

Anthropology, Ethnology, Exploration & Travel → African Americans

Documentary

Documentary → Documentary films - United States

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

Economics, Philosophy, Politics, Religion & Sociology → Racism

History → History

History → United States - History

Music & Performing Arts → Singers - United States

People → Robeson, Paul, 1898-1976

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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