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Documentary ‘Freedom’s Call,’ directed by Newhouse professor, to premiere Nov. 7 at Syracuse Stage
Documentary ‘Freedom’s Call,’ directed by Newhouse professor, to premiere Nov. 7 at Syracuse StageOctober 17, 2005Jaime Winne Alvarez email@example.com
Richard Breyer, professor of television, radio and film in Syracuse University’s S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications, will be on hand at the Nov. 7 premiere of “Freedom’s Call,” a locally produced documentary that he directed.
“Freedom’s Call,” examines the turbulence of the 1960’s in the Deep South and two veteran journalists who covered the important stories of the civil rights movement-Dorothy Gilliam, the first African American female reporter at The Washington Post, and renowned photographer Ernest Withers, whose photographs appeared in the black press, The Washington Post and The New York Times.
The documentary takes viewers to Memphis, Little Rock, Oxford, Jackson and the Mississippi Delta, exploring the path of the civil rights movement. Two noteworthy stops along the way are visits with Minniejean Brown Trickey, one of the Little Rock Nine; and James Meredith, the first African American student to attend the University of Mississippi. Production credits for “Freedom’s Call” include George Kilpatrick, producer, and Robert Short Jr., executive producer.
The premiere will take place at Syracuse Stage, 820 East Genesee St., Syracuse, at 7 p.m. Suggested donations are $10 for adults and $5 for students. Seating is limited. Those wishing to attend must RSVP by firstname.lastname@example.org.