The March

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  • Genre(s): Documentary
  • Release year: 2013
  • Running time: 60 min
The March is a BAFTA-nominated documentary directed by John Akomfrah and narrated by Denzel Washington. It is about the historic 1963 March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom - largely remembered for Martin Luther King's famous and iconic "I Have a... read more

The March is a BAFTA-nominated documentary directed by John Akomfrah and narrated by Denzel Washington. It is about the historic 1963 March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom - largely remembered for Martin Luther King's famous and iconic "I Have a Dream" speech delivered on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial in Washington, D.C. It formed the centrepiece of a special week of programs and online events and activities celebrating the 50th anniversary of the March.

Original Release

08/26/2013

Cast

Denzel Washington Narrator (voice)
Martin Luther King Himself (archive footage)
Clarence Jones Himself, Martin Luther King, Jr.'s political advisor
Andrew Young Himself, Martin Luther King, Jr.'s political advisor
Taylor Branch Himself, historian, non-fiction author
Eugene 'Bull' Connor Himself, commissioner of public safety, Birmingham, Alabama (archive footage)
Clayborne Carson Himself, historian
Rutha Harris Herself, Freedom Singers (1962-1965) (as Rutha Mae Harris)
Roger Mudd Himself, news reporter, CBS (1961-1980)
Hunter Pitts O'Dell Himself, National Maritime Union (1945-1960) (as Jack O'Dell)
(see additional cast & crew)

Directors

John Akomfrah

Cast

Denzel Washington Narrator (voice)
Martin Luther King Himself (archive footage)
Clarence Jones Himself, Martin Luther King, Jr.'s political advisor
Andrew Young Himself, Martin Luther King, Jr.'s political advisor
Taylor Branch Himself, historian, non-fiction author
Eugene 'Bull' Connor Himself, commissioner of public safety, Birmingham, Alabama (archive footage)
Clayborne Carson Himself, historian
Rutha Harris Herself, Freedom Singers (1962-1965) (as Rutha Mae Harris)
Roger Mudd Himself, news reporter, CBS (1961-1980)
Hunter Pitts O'Dell Himself, National Maritime Union (1945-1960) (as Jack O'Dell)
Rachelle Horowitz Herself, organizer, March on Washington
Franklin D. Roosevelt Himself (archive footage)
Eleanor Roosevelt Herself (archive footage)
Harry Belafonte Himself
A. Philip Randolph Himself (archive footage)
Bayard Rustin Himself (archive footage)
John F. Kennedy Himself (archive footage)
Harris Wofford Himself, John F. Kennedy administration's civil rights expert
George Wallace Himself, governor of Alabama (archive footage)
Norman Hill Himself, organizer, March on Washington

Producers

Krysanne Katsoolis Executive Producer
Laura Michalchyshyn Executive Producer
Robert Redford Executive Producer
Lina Gopaul Producer
David Lawson Producer

Editors

Cliff West

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