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Legacy. [streaming movie]

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An Oscar-nominated portrait of an African-American family that dramatically captures their successes and failures as they struggle to overcome the devastating effects of poverty, welfare, and community violence. For four generations, the Collins family has depended on welfare and lived in Chicago’s Henry Horner Homes, one of the most dangerous housing projects in America. Through the powerful voices of three generations of African-American women, LEGACY tells the story of a mother, two daughters, and a grand daughter who are struggling to break free from poverty, welfare, drug addiction and the violence in their community. This compelling and uplifting story reveals the complexities of poverty, welfare, drug abuse, and human resilience from an African-American perspective. Nominee for Best Feature Documentary at the **Academy Awards** and nominated for the Grand Jury Prize at the **Sundance Film Festival**. *"This documentation of a young girl’s stunning triumph is rigorous and magical, a triumph of the will in all of the best senses." — **The Hollywood Reporter*** *"…an inspirational story and a very moving film." — Roger Ebert, **Chicago Sun Times***
Lending, Tod, film directorKino Lorber (Firm), distributorKanopy (Firm), distributor
Kino Lorber, 2000.[San Francisco, California, USA] : Kanopy Streaming, 2021.
1 online resource (streaming video file) (90 minutes): digital, .flv file, sound
Title from title frames.FilmIn Process Record.Originally produced by Kino Lorber in 2000.In English,Japanese
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Mode of access: World Wide Web.
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