Notes from the Field

Product Number: EB00729973
Released: May 21, 2019
Business Term: 2 Year
ISBN: #9780525564607
Publisher: Anchor
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Anna Deavere Smith's extraordinary form of documentary theater shines a light on injustices by portraying the real-life people who have experienced them. In Notes from the Field, she renders a host of figures who have lived and fought the system that pushes students of color out of the classroom and into prisons. (As Smith has put it: "Rich kids get mischief, poor kids get pathologized and incarcerated.") Using people's own words, culled from interviews and speeches, Smith depicts Rev. Jamal Harrison Bryant, who eulogized Freddie Gray; Niya Kenny, a high school student who confronted a violent police deputy; activist Bree Newsome, who took the Confederate flag down from the South Carolina State House grounds; and many others. Their voices bear powerful witness to a great iniquity of our time-and call us to action with their accounts of resistance and hope.

Author(s): Anna Deavere Smith
Original Publish Date: May 21, 2019

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Author(s): Anna Deavere Smith
Narrator(s): Anna Deavere Smith
Product Number Z100144187
Released: May 21, 2019
Business Term: Purchase
Publisher: Books on Tape
ISBN: #9780593103524

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