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Disney's Ruby Bridges
Disney's Ruby Bridges
Actors: Chaz Monet, Penelope Ann Miller, Kevin Pollak, Michael Beach, Lela Rochon
Director: Euzhan Palcy
Genres: Drama, Television, African American Cinema
NR     2004     1hr 36min

Disney presents the inspiring true story of one little girl whose strength and dignity during the racially charged 1960s helped change history! When bright six-year-old Ruby is chosen to be the first African-American stude...  more »


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Actors: Chaz Monet, Penelope Ann Miller, Kevin Pollak, Michael Beach, Lela Rochon
Director: Euzhan Palcy
Creators: John Simmons, Euzhan Palcy, Paul LaMastra, Anne Hopkins, Toni Ann Johnson
Genres: Drama, Television, African American Cinema
Sub-Genres: Drama, Television, African American Cinema
Studio: Walt Disney Home Entertainment
Format: DVD - Color,Full Screen - Closed-captioned
DVD Release Date: 02/03/2004
Original Release Date: 01/18/1998
Theatrical Release Date: 01/18/1998
Release Year: 2004
Run Time: 1hr 36min
Screens: Color,Full Screen
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaDVD Credits: 1
Total Copies: 0
Members Wishing: 20
MPAA Rating: NR (Not Rated)
Languages: English

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Movie Reviews

Use this film to teach
Thomas Bonar | Cypress, TX United States | 05/05/2004
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Have your students read Ruby's book and then show this film. It illustrates not only the stuggle of integration in personal terms, but other topics related to history and government as well. The supremacy of federal over state laws, the political and social climate of the times. My students had trouble believing this story really happened the way it did, that is untill they pulled up the actual photos on the internet. I cannot recomend this one highly enough."
Heartwrentching and Wonderful!
Katelyn | Bakersfield, California | 03/22/2001
(5 out of 5 stars)

"I am a 7th grader from California and my History teacher showed this video in class. I found it to be one of the best videos I have ever watched. It taught me so much and that day I went home and did more research about Ruby Bridges. A few weeks later I decided to do my History Field Day progect on her since the topic was 'New Fronties.' I also bought the movie with my own money and showed it to my brother, who was for some reason kind of prejudice, and since then he has never said one word about not liking a black person. This movie taught me so much and even my parents ask to watch it over and over again. It is heartwrenching every time I watch it and it showed my brother what hard times black people went through and that they do have feelings also. This movie is OUTSTANDING and I recommend it to anyone!"
A good buy for any teacher
Katelyn | 02/22/2004
(5 out of 5 stars)

"I am a first grade teacher and have used this video for a unit on Ruby Bridges in first and second grade. The students have responded very well to it, and it has created for some unbelievable conversation that you'd never expect from this age level. I usually break the viewing up into a few different days, because it is a lengthy film, but it has been one of my favorite videos to show each year. This is a must have for any teacher because it illustrates what courage and strength can accomplish, even at a young age."
Excellent video
Katelyn | 09/28/2000
(5 out of 5 stars)

"We showed this video to two classes of fifth and sixth graders. It is _EXCELLENT_. A very well-done, attention-grabbing and thought-provoking story of this story arising from a sad time of American history."