The Barber of Birmingham

The Barber of Birmingham: Foot Soldier of the Civil Rights Movement is a 2011 documentary film about James Armstrong, one of the unsung heroes of the Civil Rights Movement. A World War II veteran and an original flag bearer for the 1965 Selma to Montgomery marches, Armstrong has run a voter education program out of his barbershop in Birmingham, Alabama for 50 years. The film was co-directed and produced by Gail Dolgin and Robin Fryday. It premiered at the 2011 Sundance Film Festival, three months after Dolgin's death in October 2010 from breast cancer. It was named best short documentary at the Ashland Independent Film Festival.[2][3] The film was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Documentary (Short Subject) at the 84th Academy Awards.[4] It later aired on television on the PBS series POV.

The Barber of Birmingham: Foot Soldier of the Civil Rights Movement
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Directed by
Produced by
Cinematography
Edited byKim Roberts, Jacob Steingroot
Distributed byThe Video Project (educational)[1]
Release date
January 2011 (Sundance)
Running time
25 minutes
CountryUnited States
LanguageEnglish

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ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "The Barber of Birmingham: Foot Soldier of the Civil Rights Movement". The Video Project. Retrieved 2019-01-26.
  2. ^ "TRIBUTE TO GAIL DOLGIN". IFC Center. Thom Powers. Archived from the original on 13 November 2011. Retrieved 4 November 2011.
  3. ^ Miller, Jeff. "Special Screening Announced of 'The Barber of Birmingham'". The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights. Archived from the original on 27 September 2011. Retrieved 4 November 2011.
  4. ^ "THE BARBER OF BIRMINGHAM: FOOT SOLDIER OF THE CIVIL RIGHTS MOVEMENT". 84th Academy Awards. ABC.com. Retrieved 6 April 2012.

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