3 1/2 out of 4 Stars - Video Librarian
4.9 out of 5 by teachers at Multicultural Education Institute
... as seen on PBS
JOHN LEWIS INTERVIEW (UNCUT)
NO ONE KNEW THAT A GROUP OF OKLAHOMA CITY KIDS WERE HEROES.
NOT EVEN THE KIDS THEMSELVES.
For six years, a group of kids went into restaurants and asked for service. It never got violent, it never made national news but these kids desegregated every restaurant in Oklahoma City except one before the 1964 Civil Rights Act was made into law. Children of the Civil Rights documentary film shares their six year odyssey to freedom. This is a story about the strength of the young.
Want something that will make your audience
stand up and cheer?
(comments from students in five different states)
... the best film I've ever seen ... Inspirational!
Fantastic! ... a cinematic masterpiece.
Don't blink while watching this film, you don't want to miss anything!
Your Audience Even More?
Add a Speaking Engagement
Bringing this film and panel to our students is the best thing I've done so far...! (Superintendent Rick Cobb)
It was fantastic. What an honor! (OCU president Don Beta)
My library patrons love it! (Media Services librarian Sandy Futrell)
We packed the house! Our viewers absolutely loved the experience. (Pickford Film Center ED Susie Purves)
Why this film?
Our youth are taking to the streets in protest but do they know …
America’s most successful civil rights demonstration never got violent. … and it was run by six to seventeen year old kids!
Children of the Civil Rights — a beautiful story where the power is in the strength of the young.
This film is their answer (and yours).
We believe in making a difference. We believe in empowering the young so they can change the world and make it better.
The way we EMPOWER THE YOUNG is by creating stories that are beautifully crafted, delightfully entertaining and deeply inspirational.
Children of the Civil Rights documentary film is one of those stories.
This film brings the community together.
This film will INSPIRE your students, your theater or TV audience, your library patrons.
Your community will stand up and cheer (and shout and clap and smile).
Then they will want to talk.
They always do. (It happens every time.)
Organize a film screening at your facility.
After the show, step back and simply let everyone talk with each other.
Time and again, we’ve witnesses viewers want to talk after seeing Children of the Civil Rights. This makes your job EASY.
You just simply need to pass the microphone (and moderate so folks have a fair crack at speaking.)
For a deeper dive, organize a panel Q&A!
Find out who in your community was involved in the Civil Rights Movement.
Talk to the elders, (often pastors and priest will know who).
Then CONTACT THOSE WHO WERE INVOLVED.
(See which ones might make the best panel speakers).
Choose only the best communicators.
Invite them to be a part of the panel.
Show the film first.
Then moderate a Q&A session between panelists and audience members after.
Everyone loves it.
Or bring sit-inners and/or the film director from the film to your community.
A few original sit-inners featured in the film and the director are available to give presentations.
TIP: Partner with key groups, school foundations and secure business sponsorships so you don’t have to use funds from your operating budget (we know how tight things can be).
Give us a call and we’ll help you put it all together.
We offer teacher trainings too!
So plan now!
Plan for next year’s Black History Month.
Or work with local school’s and their school foundations and arrange for school field trips to your indie theater or library facility.
Or partner with business groups, churches, political or community organizations. Partnering with groups can help you get the word out and grow your audience.
Or initiate a showing it at your church or community organization.
Or invite friends to your home for film and conversation, (a unique event that engages everyone!)
You'll be glad that you did!
We’ll do what’s best to fit your budget.
Give me a call and we can make a plan that best fits your needs.
Julia – Film Director
Thank you for sharing your story Dad!
Bill Clifford (my father) got involved in 1960. He introduced me to “the kids” featured in Children of the Civil Rights.
(He’s the one on the front row below.)