of M Professor Ross Receives Emmy Nomination for Documentary
release: October 5, 2000
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of Memphis communications professor Steven J. Ross has received
a regional Emmy award nomination for his documentary Oh
Freedom After While. The nomination is by the Mid America
chapter of the National Association of Television Arts and
Sciences, one of the four largest in the country in terms
of area coverage.
Freedom After While
is an hour-long film about the 1939 roadside demonstration
by evicted Missouri Bootheel sharecroppers. Among the visual
materials in the documentary are hundreds of photographs taken
by some of the greatest American photographers and archival
newsreel footage that includes newly printed out-takes never
before seen by an audience. Pulitzer Prize winner Leon Litwak
called the documentary, "…history at its very best -
illuminating, inspiring, and disturbing."
documentary has also received the 1999 Tennessee Independent
Film Maker Award, the Juried Award of Distinction at the 1999
University Film and Video Association National Conference,
and the Certificate of Merit at the 2000 San Francisco International
Film Festival. At The River I Stand, the 1993 documentary
produced by Ross, David Appleby, and Allison Graham, also
was nominated for a national Emmy award.
will be announced October 14 at the Chase Park Plaza Hotel
in St. Louis.
more information call Anya Michenko at 678-2350.
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