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John F. Kennedy: Years of Lightning, Day of Drums (1965)

John F. Kennedy's years as president.

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John F. Kennedy's years as president.

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22 January 1965 (Sweden)  »

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Anni di luce giorno di lutto  »

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The film, produced by the United States Information Agency, was not intended for general public viewing, but it received such good advance notices that the agency eventually let Embassy Pictures release it to theaters. A soundtrack album, featuring both music and narration, was made in both mono and stereo by Capitol Records. See more »

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Offscreen Narrator: But the word that very few spoke, and the word with perhaps the greatest truth, was the word "prejudice". And most of the United States knew there was prejudice and wanted it to end. But even as the signs came down, the prejudice did not end.
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17 December 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

When I saw this film, I was sitting on the lawn at the Ambassador's Residence, in the Dominican Republic in early 1965. As such, Embassies were given a pre-screening, if you will. Diplomatic families, US citizens & other invitees were privy to this presentation. As a teenager, I missed JFK and was swept up in the production. I do remember thinking it was lovingly offered...and wondered how others might react that were not citizens. I had lived in Santo Domingo for some months at that time, only to be evacuated in late Spring of 1965 due to the revolution. As an adult now, I look forward to viewing this government film again...from hindsight:)


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