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The Resource Writ writer, produced and directed by Susanne Mason ; co-production of Passage Productions and the Independent Television Service (ITVS), in association with Latino Public Broadcasting, (videorecording)

Writ writer, produced and directed by Susanne Mason ; co-production of Passage Productions and the Independent Television Service (ITVS), in association with Latino Public Broadcasting, (videorecording)

Label
Writ writer
Title
Writ writer
Statement of responsibility
produced and directed by Susanne Mason ; co-production of Passage Productions and the Independent Television Service (ITVS), in association with Latino Public Broadcasting
Contributor
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Documents the remarkable transformation of Fred Arispe Cruz, from a barrio delinquent on drugs to the hero of the prison reform movement in Texas. Coming of age at the dawn of the Civil Rights Movement, Cruz landed in prison for robbery in 1961. Horrified by the rampant brutality of prison life, he studied law religiously and wrote a string of lawsuits against the prison system. His pen and writs of habeas corpus--along with help from a lady lawyer sent to assist the poor--shook the prison system to its core, and launched the historic prisoners' rights movement in Texas
Cataloging source
COO
Characteristic
videorecording
Credits note
Cinematography by Deborah Eve Lewis ; edited by Karen Skloss ... [et al.] ; music by Gabe Rhodes & Joel Guzman
Intended audience
Not rated
Language note
Closed-captioned
PerformerNote
Narrator, Jesse Borrego ; narration adapted by Dagoberto Gilb
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  • Mason, Susanne
  • Passage Productions
  • Independent Television Service
  • Latino Public Broadcasting (Firm)
  • New Day Films
Runtime
54
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  • Cruz, Fred Arispe
  • Prisoners
  • Prisoners
Technique
live action
Label
Writ writer, produced and directed by Susanne Mason ; co-production of Passage Productions and the Independent Television Service (ITVS), in association with Latino Public Broadcasting, (videorecording)
Instantiates
Publication
Color
multicolored
Configuration of playback channels
stereophonic
Control code
ocn260224411
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
other
Extent
1 videodisc ( 54 mins.)
Isbn
9781574482331
Medium for sound
videodisc
Other control number
884501039949
Other physical details
sd., col. with b&w sequences
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System control number
(OCoLC)260224411
System details
DVD
Video recording format
DVD
Label
Writ writer, produced and directed by Susanne Mason ; co-production of Passage Productions and the Independent Television Service (ITVS), in association with Latino Public Broadcasting, (videorecording)
Publication
Color
multicolored
Configuration of playback channels
stereophonic
Control code
ocn260224411
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
other
Extent
1 videodisc ( 54 mins.)
Isbn
9781574482331
Medium for sound
videodisc
Other control number
884501039949
Other physical details
sd., col. with b&w sequences
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System control number
(OCoLC)260224411
System details
DVD
Video recording format
DVD

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