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Paul Robeson: Tribute to an Artist

Saul J. Turell

 
  • United States
  • 1979
  • 30 minutes
  • Color, Black and White
  • 1.33:1
  • English
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Saul J. Turell’s Academy Award-winning documentary short Paul Robeson: Tribute to an Artist, narrated by Sidney Poitier, traces his career through his activism and his socially charged performances of his signature song, “Ol’ Man River.”

Cast

Credits

DirectorSaul J. Turell
ScreenplaySaul J. Turell
EditingDonald P. Finamore
Associate producerJessica Berman

Disc Features

FEATURED ON THE DISC PAUL ROBESON: ICON WITH THE FEATURE THE EMPEROR JONES

  • New digital transfer of The Emperor Jones, created from the best surviving elements
  • Audio commentary for The Emperor Jones by historian Jeffrey C. Stewart
  • Our Paul: Remembering Paul Robeson, a new video program including interviews with filmmaker William Greaves and actors Ruby Dee and James Earl Jones
  • Robeson on Robeson, a new interview with Paul Robeson Jr. about his father’s career and art
  • Optional English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing

Film Essays

Paul Robeson: A Modern Man

By Clement Alexander Price February 12, 2007

Called by some the Great Forerunner and others the Tallest Tree in Our Forest, Paul Robeson is without peer in the annals of modern American civilization. His was a life rich with intellectual . . . Read more »

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Film Essays

Paul Robeson: A Modern Man

By Clement Alexander Price February 12, 2007

Called by some the Great Forerunner and others the Tallest Tree in Our Forest, Paul Robeson is without peer in the annals of modern American civilization. His was a life rich with intellectual . . . Read more »


On Five

Home Movies

By Jonathan Turell December 04, 2006

I had said that I was going to write about growing up with a projector in my attic, and Peter’s writing about home last week brought back some memories. Movies were cool. In the late sixties, my . . . Read more »