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Nationtime (1972)



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Recalling the National Black Political Convention, which was held in Gary, Ind., in March 1972 to define the political goals of blacks. The participants included Rev. Jesse Jackson, Coretta Scott King and Dick Gregory. Narrated by Sidney Poitier and Harry Belafonte.

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Critic Reviews for Nationtime

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Although Nationtime hews closely to the conventions of nonfiction filmmaking-a fly-on-the-wall perspective dominates-the documentary showcases Greaves's gifts for capturing the ways that energy shifts and ricochets among groups of people.

February 19, 2021 | Full Review…

The pleasures of Nationtime are largely observational. Its you-are-there immediacy can be thrilling; you often feel like you're witnessing something important. What you see is what you get.

December 1, 2020 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

It's fascinating and unfortunately still too relevant.

October 23, 2020 | Full Review…

It's a fascinating document.

October 23, 2020 | Full Review…

Nationtime is a call to action, showing us how far we have come in some ways.

October 23, 2020 | Rating: 3.5/4 | Full Review…

Even if the film avoids digging into some of the political detail, it's a vivid portrait of a once-in-a-lifetime gathering.

October 22, 2020 | Full Review…

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