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The Address

(DVD - 2014)
Average Rating: 4.5 stars out of 5.
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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
Title: The address
[videorecording]
Published: Arlington, VA :, PBS Distribution,, [2014]
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (90 min.) :,sound, color ;,4 3/4 in.
video file, DVD video, region 1, rda
digital, optical, rda
Notes: Originally broadcast in April 2014.
Summary: "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
Audience: Rating TVG.
Local Note: 1
Additional Contributors: Darling, Christopher (Christopher M.)
Burns, Ken 1953-
ISBN: 1608830837
9781608830831
Branch Call Number: DVD 371.9 ADD
Statement of Responsibility: a Florentine Films production ; written, produced & directed by Ken Burns ; producer, Christopher Darling ; produced in association with WETA Washington, DC
Credits: Editor, Craig Mellish ; cinematography, Lindsay Taylor Jackson, David Burton Lovejoy ; producer for WETA, Jim Corbley.
Performers: Narrated by Ethan, Geo, John, Kevin, Ned, Pasha, Thomas.
System Details: DVD, region 1, widescreen.
Other Language: In English or Spanish; with optional English or Spanish SDH subtitles; optional English descriptive video information.
Subject Headings: Oral interpretation Students Attitudes Video recordings. Lincoln, Abraham, 1809-1865. Gettysburg address History Video recordings. Lincoln, Abraham, 1809-1865. Gettysburg address Memorizing Video recordings. Learning disabled children Education Vermont Video recordings.
Genre/Form: Video recordings for people with visual disabilities.
Video recordings for the hearing impaired.
Documentary television programs.
Nonfiction television programs.
Topical Term: Oral interpretation
Learning disabled children
Publisher No: ADRE601
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