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Watsons Go to Birmingham

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Watsons Go to Birmingham movie was released Nov 26, 2013 by the Arcentertainment studio. An African-American family from Flint, Michigan witnesses the intensity of the Civil Rights Movement firsthand during a trip to Birmingham, Alabama in the summer of 1963. Watsons Go to Birmingham movie Daniel (Wood Harris) and Wilona Watson (Anika Noni Rose) are the proud parents of three bright young children. Watsons Go to Birmingham video But when their teenage son Byron (Harrison Knight) runs into trouble with the law, the frustrated parents pack up Byron, his brainy younger brother Kenny (Bryce Clyde Jenkins) and their little sister Joetta (Skai Jackson) into the family car, and start heading south. Watsons Go to Birmingham film Daniel and Wilona hope that a visit with Byron's strict Grandma Sands (LaTanya Richardson Jackson) will steer the unruly youth out of his rebellious tail-spin, but a trip around Birmingham with family friend Mr. Watsons Go to Birmingham review Robert (David Alan Grier) reveals that a much more urgent struggle is currently underway. Watsons Go to Birmingham DVD for sale Later, as Birmingham becomes the powder keg at the center of the Civil Rights Movement, this family from Michigan bears witness to a struggle that will leave the entire country forever changed.

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  • Format: NTSC
  • Studio: Anderson Merchandisers Lp
  • DVD Release Date: October 8, 2013
  • Run Time: 86 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (176 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B00DS79HL0
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #47,951 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)

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This powerful, historical fiction takes place in 1963. The plot follows our protagonist Kenny (Bryce Clyde Jenkins) and his African American family from their house in Flint, Michigan to their family home in Birmingham, Alabama. While in Alabama, Kenny and his siblings are introduced to segregation and all its inhumanity. In Michigan they lived free from sequestration except for what they experienced on TV. This film is seeded with real life situations and old black and white clips that are sewn together quite skillfully.

What I love about the film is the outstanding acting. The kids couldn't be better. The characters go through so much they're able to express a lot of emotion and does it show! I don't know if you've noticed, but there have been a lot of films about segregation this year; 42, Lee Daniels The Butler and more to come. What makes this film stand out is that the story is from 10-year-old Kenny's perspective. When we view the world through a black adult's eyes, we know they've probably experienced segregation. From a child's level, we see they can't comprehend why they're treated poorly because of their skin color. That's what makes it more powerful.

My favorite character is Kenny. I relate to him because he's sort of a nerd, kindhearted and in this film, confused. I like to see how he deals with the different situations he's placed in. Jenkins does a tremendous job portraying this character.

My favorite scene is when Kenny almost drowns. Kenny is swimming in the lake and gets sucked down into a whirlpool. Luckily, his brother Byron (Harrison Knight) saves him. This scene is intense and I got a little teary-eyed when Byron embraces Kenny and won't let go.

The moral is, "You can't live your life in fear and live a good life.
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Don't be scared off by the PG rating on this movie. Most kids see more violence and hear more bad language on network television than is in this movie. The main episode of violence is at the end of the movie relating to the Birmingham church bombing in which 4 little Black girls were killed.

The characters are portrayed excellently by wonderful actors. Even though I have read the book many times, the characters weren't that far off from how I had pictured them in my mind. Most of the important events were included in the film, but remember some events had to be cut so the movie wouldn't last 6 hours.

I'm using the movie and the book with 3rd and 4th grade gifted and talented students to give background on the Civil Rights Movement of the 1960s and in conjunction with Black History Month. It really gives a true picture of what blacks experienced back then. Of course, I received parental permission from every student's parent prior to showing the movie. Parents were given an opportunity to view the movie prior to giving permission because of the PG rating.
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The Watsons Go To Birmingham

This shameful and horrifying historical episode has been turned into a wonderfully thoughtful and touching movie. I'm amazed that the script-writers were able to turn this powerful book into an equally powerful movie. And as the father of a 12-year old girl, I'm pleased that I can now introduce this shameful moment in American history to my daughter in a way that will move her and raise her consciousness without horrifying her in the way that the real incident horrified those of us who were young when it happened. Kudos to all involved with the project.
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I am definitely not a cheek turnning Negroe...Very much Muhammad Ali "You kill my dog you better hide your Cat" Kind of Man...The Marching and "let the law prevail" ain't going to work for us in this day jack, sorry..."Obey ALL LAWS, but if A Man put his Hands on you, do your best to make certain he don't put his hands on Anyone else EVER again"... "Marching and getting your head Split open just to sit down next to him on a Toilet..flush him down with the rest of that stuff" Malcom X LOL

With that out the way I'd Highly recommend this Movie for the simple fact of it's Positive portrayal of an entact, Functional Black Family with Well Spoken Down to Earth FATHER and Mother raising their Three BEAUTIFUL children. The onslaught of Slave Movies, Negroe Bed Wenches and Disgusting Negative images of Black people in the Media.."The Watsons" are like Fresh Clean Air and Sweet Water... A Movie you won't feel ashamed or nervous to watch with your sons and daughters. I love the fact that the Heart of the Movie focuses on FAMILY and not so much the Civil Rights movement--in fact there were a number of Black MEN in Birmingham ready to "put in work" and knew Exactly who was responsible for the Bombing.. They weren't running scared Victims.... Don't worry, we'll produce our CLASSIC Nat Turner Movie :)...but The Watsons remains "Fairly Neutral" for what it is.. which allows those in the Black community with more Progressive ideas and workable solutions to not have to work as hard to reprogram themselves and their children after watching this film.

I will be purchasing several copies of the DVD..I LOVE it that much and so does my Daughter.
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