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Bill Moyers: Amazing Grace

Bill Moyers: Amazing Grace

  • Release 17/01/2012
  • Film and TV Genre Special Interest-Documentary
  • Media Format DVD
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Price: £13.61

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It's one of the most popular and beloved songs in the English language. Transcending race, creed, geography, generation, and social station, Amazing Grace has been recorded more times than any other hymn and is widely credited with transforming lives. Written by John Newton, an English clergyman and former slave-ship captain, the poem was published in 1779 and took on it's familiar tune during the Second Great Awakening in the United States. In this inspiring program, Bill Moyers explores the song's origins and enduring power. Produced and directed by Emmy® and Peabody winner Elena Mannes, this documentary features illuminating conversations and stirring performances by Johnny Cash, Judy Collins, Jessye Norman, Marion Williams, the Boys Choir of Harlem, shape-note singers, prison inmates, and more. There are 24 renditions in all, no two alike, and each filled with emotion and conviction. With Jeremy Irons as the voice of John Newton.

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Title: Bill Moyers: Amazing Grace
Genre: Special Interest-Documentary
Starring: Bill Moyers, Jessye Norman, Johnny Cash, Judy Collins
Director: Elena Mannes
Studio: Athena
Release Date: 17/01/2012
Media Format: DVD
UPC: 054961856497
Closed Caption: Yes
Run Time: 80 minutes
Year of Release: 1990