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Sidney Poitier: One Bright Light

Sidney Poitier: One Bright Light (1999)

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Sydney Poitier's talent and sheer magnetism in such films as In the Heat of the Night and Raisin in the Sun broke color barriers during the height of segregation and permanently rearranged racial politics in America. This PBS documentary charts Poitier's life and career from his humble origins as a farmer's son in the Bahamas to being the first (and only) African-American to win a Best Actor Oscar. ~ Jonathan Crow, Rovi

Feb 22, 2000

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