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Red Father

Higher Education DVD + PPR: $289.00

Red Father

Janet Ades scrutinizes her father’s communist legacy. She searches for answers in an attempt to better understand the complex man who was a champion of early civil rights in America, doing his level best to expose the legal racism of his time.

“… a fascinating documentary … that leaves the viewer admiring both the filmmaker and Ades’ loving daughter.”

-Dan La Botz, New Politics

Higher Education DVD + PPR $289.00
Higher Education DVD + PPR + Streaming License $439.00
K-12 and Nonprofit Groups DVD + PPR $129.00
“… a nuanced and haunting look into the intellectual and emotional burdens within a prominent family of the American left.”

-Janet Colman, WBAI Radio 99.5FM NYC

A nuanced and haunting look into the intellectual and emotional burdens within a prominent family of the American left.  A “Red Diaper Baby,” Janet Ades scrutinizes her father Bernard Ades’ Communist legacy. Ades was a white Jewish International Labor Defense lawyer whose methods for promoting the interest of the U.S. Communist Party struck some as exploitive. Unabashed, she admires her father’s courage for confronting legal racism when others turned a blind eye. He fought fascism in Spain and was repeatedly blacklisted by the FBI. A young lawyer, Thurgood Marshall, later to become the first African American Supreme Court Justice, would team up with lawyer Charles Houston to defend Ades from disbarment.

Run time: 55 minutes NTSC

 

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Higher Education DVD + PPR, Higher Education DVD + PPR + Streaming License, K-12 and Nonprofit Groups DVD + PPR