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The Address

(DVD - 2014)
Average Rating: 4.5 stars out of 5.
The Address
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"At the tiny Greenwood School in the small New England town of Putney, Vermont, its roughly 50 students, boys from the ages 11 to 17 are asked each year to memorize the Gettysburg Address. This would be a daunting assignment for any student, but the boys at Greenwood all suffer from learning differences that have made their personal, academic and social progress extremely challenging. As the students come to terms with the address's simple message of freedom, equality and democracy, they are seen to grow in self-confidence as they confront past failures and humiliations, ultimately opening the door to what Lincoln himself described as 'a new birth of freedom'. Interweaving the history of this most famous of American speeches with the contemporary journey of the boys at Greenwood, the film reveals the timeless resonance of Lincoln's words, while culminating in the triumph of the human spirit"--Container
Published: Arlington, VA :, PBS Distribution,, [2014]
ISBN: 1608830837
9781608830831
Branch Call Number: DVD 371.9 ADD
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (90 min.) :,sound, color ;,4 3/4 in.
video file, DVD video, region 1, rda
digital, optical, rda
Additional Contributors: Darling, Christopher (Christopher M.)
Burns, Ken 1953-

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Oct 30, 2014
  • TREVOR E TAYLOR rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

I wasn't expecting this! If I were able to give more stars I would have.

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