MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Up 31,296 this week

At the River I Stand (1993)

8.3
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 8.3/10 from 36 users  
Reviews: 3 user

This moving documentary recounts the two months leading to Martin Luther King Jr.'s death in 1968, coinciding with the 65-day strike of 1300 Memphis sanitation workers.

Writer:

0Check in
0Share...

Editors' Spotlight

Fall TV Premiere Week

Many of your favorite shows are coming back, along with plenty of series premieres. Here's a list of the shows premiering between Sunday, September 21 and Friday, September 26.


User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 10 titles
created 14 May 2013
 

Related Items


Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: At the River I Stand (1993)

At the River I Stand (1993) on IMDb 8.3/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of At the River I Stand.
1 win. See more awards »
Edit

Cast

Credited cast:
...
Narrarator
Edit

Storyline

This moving documentary recounts the two months leading to Martin Luther King Jr.'s death in 1968, coinciding with the 65-day strike of 1300 Memphis sanitation workers.

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis
Edit

Details

Country:

Language:


Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

See  »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Brings reality of civil rights to life
29 May 2008 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I saw this film as part of a training seminar for a labor union. I believe the purpose was to show the affect that unions can have to raise people up.

However, as someone born after the civil rights movement I have to say that this movie showed me a side of things I never would have dreamed existed.

I had heard and read of the things that African Americans had to endure, but to see it with my own eyes was heart wrenching. To see a sign designating a drinking fountain as "whites only" was something I could not comprehend.

To see a sanitation worker, who was treated as barely human, ridiculed, beaten, chastised and humbled march with a sign reading simply "I AM A MAN" left me without words.

This movie was humbling, moving, uplifting and depressing all at once. Yet, that was America then. That was the struggle. Having seen this film I have a new respect and understanding of what the people of the time endured.

This film should be required viewing in all schools.


1 of 1 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Discuss At the River I Stand (1993) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?