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The Resource A class apart : a Mexican American civil rights story, a co-production of Camino Bluff Productions, Inc. and the Independent Television Service (ITVS), in association with Latino Public Broadcasting (LPB) for American experience ; American experience is a production of WGBH Boston ; senior producer, Sharon Grimberg ; written by Carlos Sandoval ; produced and directed by Carlos Sandoval and Peter Miller, (videorecording)

A class apart : a Mexican American civil rights story, a co-production of Camino Bluff Productions, Inc. and the Independent Television Service (ITVS), in association with Latino Public Broadcasting (LPB) for American experience ; American experience is a production of WGBH Boston ; senior producer, Sharon Grimberg ; written by Carlos Sandoval ; produced and directed by Carlos Sandoval and Peter Miller, (videorecording)

Label
A class apart : a Mexican American civil rights story
Title
A class apart
Title remainder
a Mexican American civil rights story
Statement of responsibility
a co-production of Camino Bluff Productions, Inc. and the Independent Television Service (ITVS), in association with Latino Public Broadcasting (LPB) for American experience ; American experience is a production of WGBH Boston ; senior producer, Sharon Grimberg ; written by Carlos Sandoval ; produced and directed by Carlos Sandoval and Peter Miller
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
  • eng
  • spa
  • eng
  • spa
  • eng
  • eng
Summary
In the small town of Edna, Texas, in 1951, field hand Pete Hernández killed a tenant farmer after exchanging words in a cantina. From this murder emerged a landmark civil rights case that would change the lives and legal standing of ten of millions of Americans. Tells the story of an underdog band of Mexican American lawyers who took their case all the way to the Supreme Court, where they challenged Jim Crow-style discriminiation against Mexican Americans. Lawyers forged a daring legal strategy, arguing that Mexican Americans were "a class apart" from a legal system that recognized only blacks and whites
Member of
Cataloging source
TEFMT
Characteristic
videorecording
Credits note
Director of photography, Allen Moore ; editor, Aaron Vega ; original music, Steven Schoenberg
Dewey number
305.5/6
Intended audience
Not rated
Language note
English or Spanish dialogue, Spanish subtitles; closed-captioned
LC call number
HM1131
LC item number
.C53 2009
PerformerNote
Narrated by Edward James Olmos
Runtime
60
Technique
live action
Label
A class apart : a Mexican American civil rights story, a co-production of Camino Bluff Productions, Inc. and the Independent Television Service (ITVS), in association with Latino Public Broadcasting (LPB) for American experience ; American experience is a production of WGBH Boston ; senior producer, Sharon Grimberg ; written by Carlos Sandoval ; produced and directed by Carlos Sandoval and Peter Miller, (videorecording)
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • Documentary
  • Title from container
  • Originally broadcast as part of the American experience television programs
  • Special features: "Making of" featurette with filmmaker, interviews, behind the scenes footage, and photos; a slideshow of photographer Russell Lee's iconic images of Mexican American life in the 1940's; bonus scenes; materials for educators
Color
mixed
Configuration of playback channels
quadrophonic multichannel or surround
Control code
ocn317411909
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
  • other
  • 4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Extent
1 videodisc (ca. 60 min.)
Isbn
9780793670406
Medium for sound
videodisc
Other control number
841887010412
Other physical details
sd., col. and b&w
Publisher number
AMX62104
Sound
unknown sound
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
  • videodisc
  • optical disk
System control number
(OCoLC)317411909
System details
  • DVD, region 1, widescreen (enhanced); Dolby Digital 5.1 surround, NTSC
  • DVD-ROM drive and Adobe Acrobat Reader required for some special features
Video recording format
DVD
Label
A class apart : a Mexican American civil rights story, a co-production of Camino Bluff Productions, Inc. and the Independent Television Service (ITVS), in association with Latino Public Broadcasting (LPB) for American experience ; American experience is a production of WGBH Boston ; senior producer, Sharon Grimberg ; written by Carlos Sandoval ; produced and directed by Carlos Sandoval and Peter Miller, (videorecording)
Publication
Note
  • Documentary
  • Title from container
  • Originally broadcast as part of the American experience television programs
  • Special features: "Making of" featurette with filmmaker, interviews, behind the scenes footage, and photos; a slideshow of photographer Russell Lee's iconic images of Mexican American life in the 1940's; bonus scenes; materials for educators
Color
mixed
Configuration of playback channels
quadrophonic multichannel or surround
Control code
ocn317411909
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
  • other
  • 4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Extent
1 videodisc (ca. 60 min.)
Isbn
9780793670406
Medium for sound
videodisc
Other control number
841887010412
Other physical details
sd., col. and b&w
Publisher number
AMX62104
Sound
unknown sound
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
  • videodisc
  • optical disk
System control number
(OCoLC)317411909
System details
  • DVD, region 1, widescreen (enhanced); Dolby Digital 5.1 surround, NTSC
  • DVD-ROM drive and Adobe Acrobat Reader required for some special features
Video recording format
DVD

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