POV | Documentaries with a point of view

The Barber of Birmingham:
Foot Soldier of the Civil Rights Movement

Directed by Gail Dolgin & Robin Fryday

Barber of Birmingham
Watch the trailer at: www.pbs.org/pov/barber/
National PBS Premiere on POV with POV Short Cuts
Thursday, August 9th at 10 PM

(check your local listings)

In this 2012 Oscar-nominated short film, Alabama barber and civil rights veteran James Armstrong experiences the fulfillment of an unimaginable dream: the election of the first African-American president. An Official Selection of the 2011 Sundance Film Festival. Produced in association with American Documentary | POV. A co-presentation with the National Black Programming Consortia.

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