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MIPTV Picks 2011: Freedom Riders

From May until November 1961, more than 400 black and white Americans took a stand by taking buses and trains together across the U.S. Deep South, defying segregation forces of the time. This documentary brings together testimony from the Riders themselves and others who witnessed their historic bravery as it happened.
March 15, 2011

From May until November 1961, more than 400 black and white Americans took a stand by taking buses and trains together across the U.S. Deep South, defying segregation forces of the time. This documentary brings together testimony from the Riders themselves and others who witnessed their historic bravery as it happened.

Partners: Firelight Media for American Experience, distributed by PBS International

Airing: May 2011 (PBS)

Length: 113 minutes

Rights available: Worldwide

About The Author
Daniele Alcinii is a news editor at realscreen, the leading international publisher of non-fiction film and television industry news and content. He joined the RS team in 2015 with experience in journalism following a stint out west with Sun Media in Edmonton's Capital Region, and with communications work in Melbourne, Australia and Toronto. You can follow him on Twitter at @danielealcinii.

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