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30 November 2000 (USA) See more »
An intimate look at the life and career of Gordon Parks a true Renaissance man who has excelled as a photographer, novelist, journalist, poet, musician and filmmaker. | Add synopsis »
Nominated for 3 Primetime Emmys. Another 1 nomination See more »
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Avery Brooks ... Solomon Northrup (archive footage)
Flavio da Silva ... Himself

Nelson George ... Himself
Coretta Scott King ... Herself (archive footage)

Roger E. Mosley ... Huddie Ledbetter (archive footage)

Ron O'Neal ... Youngblood Priest (archive footage)
Gordon Parks Jr. ... Himself (archive footage)

Gordon Parks ... Himself
Toni Parks-Parsons ... Herself

Russell Simmons ... Himself

Gloria Vanderbilt ... Herself

Alfre Woodard ... Narrator
Malcolm X ... Himself (archive footage)
Samuel F. Yette ... Himself
Kyle Johnson ... Newt Winger (archive footage) (uncredited)

Directed by
Craig Laurence Rice 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Lou Potter 

Produced by
St. Clair Bourne .... producer
Cecil Cox .... executive producer
Jacqueline Glover .... supervising producer (as Jackie Glover)
Lisa Heller .... supervising producer
Robin Hickman .... producer
Bruce Nalepinski .... line producer
Sheila Nevins .... executive producer
Craig Laurence Rice .... executive producer
Denzel Washington .... producer
Anita Womack .... associate producer
Cinematography by
Henry Adebonojo 
Greg Andracke 
Brian Sewell 
Film Editing by
Samuel D. Pollard  (as Sam Pollard)
Sound Department
Paul Furedi .... supervising sound editor
Camera and Electrical Department
Tony Hardmon .... assistant camera
Hiro Narita .... additional photographer
Editorial Department
Thomas Haslow .... post-production assistant
K.A. Miille .... associate editor (as K.A. Chisholm)
Music Department
Mario Sprouse .... music supervisor
Other crew
Bill Chase .... production executive
Ava DuVernay .... publicity consultant
Jenna Fioro .... production assistant
Peter W. Kunhardt .... creative consultant

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91 min

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A Life of Accomplishment, 8 July 2007
Author: aa4353 from United States

This is story that should inspire everyone. Parks was truly an artist of the highest caliber. Most would say he was a renaissance man which is maybe a cliché in today's world. He let the camera capture the real America of his time; he was a pioneer as an African American filmmaker; he was a musician, painterand writer. Artistic talent at its best. While all of this took its toll on his personal relationships, the documentary seems to support that he loved his children and supported them in their endeavors. His Kansas roots certainly did not project the success he was to have throughout his life. We were privileged to have had him for so many years.

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