Paul Robeson: Here I Stand
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Paul Robeson: Here I Stand
Paul Robeson: Here I Stand
Directed by St. Clair Bourne
Produced by Chris Schultz
Written by Lou Potter
Starring Paul Robeson
Ossie Davis (Narrator)
Music by Bill Toles
Edited by Will Lashley
Distributed by WinStar Home Entertainment
Release date
  • August 24, 1999 (1999-08-24)
Running time
117 minutes
Country United States
Language English

Paul Robeson: Here I Stand is a two-hour documentary film released in 1999 that explores the life and career of Paul Robeson, the controversial African-American athlete-actor-singer-activist. It was directed by St. Clair Bourne for the PBS series American Masters. Running for 117 minutes, the documentary features extensive footage taken from numerous interviews with both those close to Robeson, including his son, Paul Robeson Jr., some celebrities, and several scholars on African-American film and Robeson himself. Additionally, it includes footage from interviews with Robeson, along with pieces from his movies and his musical recordings. It is a very detailed documentary, covering Robeson's life from his birth until his death.


See also


ISBN 9781572525948


  • Ehrlich, Scott. Paul Robeson. Los Angeles: Melrose Square, 1988. Print.
  • Ellis, Jack C., and Betsy A. McLane. A New History of Documentary Film. New York: Continuum, 2005. Print.
  • Hamilton, Virginia. Paul Robeson: The Life and Times of a Free Black Man. New York: HarperCollins, 1974. Print.
  • "Ossie Davis- Awards." International Movie Database. Web. 12 Feb. 2011.
  • "Ossie Davis." International Movie Database. Web. 12 Feb. 2011.
  • "St. Claire Bourne- Awards." International Movie Database. Web. 13 Feb. 2011.

External links

  • [1] Princeton Library
  • [2] WorldCat

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