TX: PBS, BBC, FRANCE 3 August 2013
60 minutes, Documentary
Director: John Akomfrah
Producers: Lina Gopaul and David Lawson
Narrator: Denzel Washington
The BAFTA Nominated ‘Martin Luther King and The March on Washington’ is the titanic documentary commemorating the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom – one of the largest civil protests in American history. Largely remembered for Martin Luther Jrs., iconic “I Have A Dream” speech, the March was a watershed moment in the American Civil Rights Movement and helped to usher in a sea change in public opinion on race and the Civil Rights Act 1964.
Including interviews from key members of organizational groups, civil rights activists and attendees on the day, such as Senator John Lewis, Clarence B. Jones, Joan Baez, Andrew Young, and many more, ‘The March’ also features stunning, newly unearthed archival footage.
‘The March’ is the emotive story of discrimination, defiance and victory, told by the people who made it happen and whose lives it changed forever.
Awards and Nominations
BAFTA nomination 2014 – Specialist Factual