Jackie Robinson / a Florentine Films production ; produced in association with Major League Baseball, WETA, Washington, D.C. ; directed by Ken Burns, Sarah Burns, David McMahon ; written by David MacMahon & Sarah Burns ; produced by Sarah Burns, David McMahon, Ken Burns
2 videodiscs (approximately 240 min.) : sound, color with black and white sequences ; 4 3/4 in
Biographical television programs
Documentary television programs
Nonfiction television programs
Historical television programs
Video recordings for the hearing impaired
Video recordings for people with visual disabilities
Originally broadcast as a television documentary in 2016.
Special features: The Anderson Monarchs; outtakes; a conversation with the filmmakers.
Narrator, Keith David ; voice of Jackie Robinson, Jamie Foxx.
DVD; NTSC; region 1; widescreen presentation; 5.1 surround (English) and stereo (Spanish).
Tells of the story of Jack Roosevelt Robinson, a sharecropper's son who elevated an entire race and country when he broke Major League Baseball's color barrier in 1947. The film illuminates Robinson's place as a leader and icon of the civil rights movement whose exemplary life and aspirational message of equality continues to inspire generations of Americans. Includes interviews with family members and rarely-seen photographs and film footage.