THE GREEN BOOK: GUIDE TO FREEDOM
1 x 60’ special
The Green Book: Guide to Freedom tells the story of ‘The Negro Motorist Green Book’ – a travel guide published by Victor H. Green that helped African Americans navigate safe passage across America during the era of segregation. Written and Directed by acclaimed documentary filmmaker Yoruba Richen, the film looks at the day-to-day realities that African Americans faced on the road prior to the passing of the Civil Rights Act. Detailing the struggles and indignities, but also the opportunities and triumphs hard won through adversity.
Through personal testimony, never before seen African American home movie footage, a cast of expert interviewees and the stories of figures from Nat King Cole to Modjeska Simkins, Martin Luther King to LBJ’s cook Zephyr Wright we unpack the almost four decades long story of The Green Book and look at its enduring legacy.
Writer and Director: YORUBA RICHEN
Narrator: YORUBA RICHEN
Director of Photography: ARIEL GRANDOLI
Producer: ADAM LURIA
Executive Producers: STEVE MAHER & JONATHAN DRAKE
Editor: CINZIA BALDESSARI
Production Manager: ANNA WASIUTA
Head of Production: SARAH JONES
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