Oscar-nominated Eyes on the Prize…

 the critically-acclaimed documentary on America’s 20th century civil rights movement, will broadcast on WORLD Channel Sundays at 8/7c starting January 17, 2016. Clayborne Carson, Martin Luther King Jr. Centennial Professor of History at Stanford University, called Eyes on the Prize, “the principal film account of the most important American social justice movement of the 20th century.

Lauded Documentary ‘Eyes on the Prize’ Returns to Public Television | Documentary News | POV Blog | PBS

But did you know that only some of the episodes can be shown on television? According to Thom Powers, http://www.docnyc.net/news/case-study-on-savedocs-eyes-on-the-prize/ “You can now buy the first six episodes on DVD. Unfortunately, the remaining eight chapters known as Eyes on the Prize II proved too expensive to clear for commercial distribution. The complete set is only available for educational institutions.”

This is an important cultural issue, ”We are crippling the story-telling of our own culture by the rigidity of our copyright interpretation,” says Patricia Aufderheide, who cowrote the Center for Social Media report ”Untold Stories,” available at www.centerforsocialmedia.org.

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