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A Time for Burning

Originally produced in 1967, this classic cinema verite fim captures the awakening of the civil rights movement as it challenged the nation to change its ways. Originally rejected by three major networks for being too converversial, the film captures the struggles of the pastor of an all-white Lutheran church in Omaha, Nebraska as tries to get his congregation to reach out to their fellow black Lutherans, only to find a wall of resistance among his church. Conceived, directed and edited by Bill Jersey & Barbara Connell. Originally released as a documentary film in 1967. 58 min.