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In Remembrance of Martin

Idanha Films received accolades from around the country for this remarkable commemorative production honoring
Martin Luther King, Jr.









Dallas Morning Times Herald

January 15, 1987
". . . it celebrates King, . . . But it also offers a coherent and moving chronology of the civil rights struggle. It sorts out Montgomery from Selma from Memphis from the March on Washington. This is of enormous value to a generation that knows about the early days of struggle mainly from TV news clips, which tend to blur together and give a distorted picture of our history."

New York Daily News
January 15, 1987
". . . so much was achieved by this great black leader, a Nobel Prize winner who preached nonviolence, yet walked amid one of the most violent events of this century--the Civil Rights movement."

The Atlanta Constitution
January 2, 1987
"The memories of civil rights struggle, captured in black-and- white film, are startlingly painful, . . .'When I look at film footage of what happened in Selma (Ala.) on bloody Sunday, on March 7, 1965,' says (U.S. Rep.-elect John) Lewis during the program 'and even see myself being beaten and trampled by horses, it is somewhat hard and difficult for me to believe that this really did happen in America.'"

Dallas/Fort Worth Business Journal
January 12, 1987
"The hour-long film . . . avoid(s) the slow-moving pace of too many documentaries through careful juxtaposition of present- day interviews with clips of King's eloquent speeches and dramatic film of conflicts involved in the struggle for desegregation."

New York Times
January 15, 1987
"Considerably...evocative...is newsreel footage of some of the dramatic moments of Dr. King's career and of American history of the 1950's (sic.) and 1960's (sic.)--from Montgomery, Birmingham, Selma, Washington, Chicago... marchers encountering brutal clubbings in the South and ugly signs and shouts in the North, but they retain their force. One...segment new to me is of Dr. King talking about his feelings soon after escaping from a threatening mob in Philadelphia.....The highs in this program, which was produced by (Idanha Films), come from the clips of Dr. King delivering some of his famous addresses in that wonderfully resonant voice and those compelling cadences, climaxing with the prophetic words a day before his assassination in 1968, when he mused on his possible death: "And He's allowed me to go up to the mountain, and I've looked over and I have seen the promised land." ...you can't see and hear the man without being awed anew by how stirring a preacher he was and how courageous a leader."