Tuesday, March 10, 2009

Class Three: Partners of the Heart - Documentary version of STLM

The PBS program American Experience produced a show based on Vivien Thomas' book, Partners of the Heart. You can learn about it at the movie's site. There's a wealth of material there, including some profiles of other African American medical pioneers.

It's thought-provoking material indeed. PBS offers further reading suggestions with a list of books and websites that will keep you busy for the rest of this year.

Do you think it's valuable to have films like Something the Lord Made to reach audiences that prefer dramatizations to documentary-style films? Which do you prefer? Or do you like to watch both?

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