James Baldwin: the price of the ticket

United States, 1984

Film
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The life, works and beliefs of the late Black American writer and civil- rights activist, James Baldwin; what it is to be born black, impoverished, gay and gifted in a world that has as yet to understand that “all men are brothers”. In this documentary without narration, Baldwin tells his own story. Using rarely-seen archival footage the film melds intimate interviews and eloquent public speeches with astounding cinema-verite glimpses of James Baldwin. An emotional portrait, a social critique and a passionate plea for human equality.

Credits

co-producer

Douglas Dempsey

William Miles

Karen Thorsen

production company

Karen Thorsen

Duration

01:27:00:00

Production places
United States
Production dates
1984

Collection metadata

ACMI Identifier

36485

Language

English

Audience classification

Exempt

Subject categories

Documentary

Documentary → Documentary films - Australia

Economics, Philosophy, Politics, Religion & Sociology → Civil rights - United States

Economics, Philosophy, Politics, Religion & Sociology → Homophobia

Economics, Philosophy, Politics, Religion & Sociology → Race discrimination

Family, Gender Identity, Relationships & Sexuality → Gay and lesbian studies

Family, Gender Identity, Relationships & Sexuality → Homophobia

Feature films

Feature films → Feature films - United States

Food, Health, Lifestyle, Medicine, Psychology & Safety → Homophobia

Literature → Authors, American

Literature → Baldwin, James, 1924-1987

Literature → Literature

People → Baldwin, James, 1924-1987

Sound/audio

Sound

Colour

Colour

Holdings

VHS; Access Print (Section 1)

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