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New Film to be released about John Lewis, a Civil Rights Activist and U.S. Congressmen

Posted by Ryan Hall
06.16.14
Film

Being released in early 2015, this is the first-ever film about the life and times of John Lewis which recounts the arc of his career – sharecropper’s son, Civil Rights standard-bearer, political leader, international human rights icon. The documentary will shed light on a transformational era in American history and a remarkable figure who has lived out his passion for justice with grace on the front lines of change, from grassroots activism to the halls of Congress.

Drawing from stirring news and archival imagery as well as contemporary Congressional coverage, the feature-length film will trace events that shaped Lewis’s distinctive leadership: sit-ins and freedom rides in his student days… his role in the 1963 March on Washington… crossing the Edmund Pettus Bridge in Selma… beatings and arrests as head of the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee.

Stories of heroes fascinate and instruct. In the case of John Lewis, his powerful story tells how the courage of a relative few individuals moved mountains for all of us. Especially in our own time of partisan division and impatience for quick results, Lewis’ steadfast commitment to non-violent activism over decades offers lessons for all generations about how to create change that wins over doubters and outlasts opposition.

Learn more about this upcoming film here!

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