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Paul Robeson: Tribute to an Artist (1979)

The life of actor and activist Paul Robeson.

Director:

Saul J. Turell

Writer:

Saul J. Turell
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Complete credited cast:
Sidney Poitier ... Narrator (voice)
Paul Robeson ... Self (archive footage)
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An examination of the life of actor and singer Paul Robeson, from his first major triumphs on the stage in the 1920s through his gradually increasing social activism in the 1930s and 1940s, leading to his controversial performances in Eastern Europe in the 1940s in which he performed communist anthems and criticized American social conditions. Written by scgary66

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This film is part of the Criterion Collection, spine #370. See more »

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Features King Solomon's Mines (1937) See more »

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If Robeson could see those documentaries, praising him he would be rather angry with his friends..
22 October 2018 | by redbabbsSee all my reviews

It's very sad that people that knew or admired Paul Robeson, do not provide from the very start of their narration the ultimate clue about Paul Robeson. Those friends and colleagues do not mention a simple fact that would be the best descriptive quality of this man. He was above all a great communist and everything he represents today originated from this fact. This avoidance of any clear reference on that, simply proves the self-censorship in USA today, as a result of that lack of freedom in social and political thinking and action. USA has never reinstated those thousands American Communists. There has never been an official condemnation of the political pursuits in the USA. And that was also not said in those documentaries.


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Country:

USA

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English | Mandarin

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October 1979 (USA) See more »

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Paul Robeson: A Film Tribute See more »

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Janus Films See more »
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