James Baldwin: the price of the ticket

United States, 1984

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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.

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Karen Thorsen

co-producer

Karen Thorsen

William Miles

Douglas Dempsey

director

Karen Thorsen

Duration

01:27:00:00

Production places
United States
Production dates
1984

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