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A LESSON BEFORE DYING

Directed by Joseph Sargent
United States, 1999
Drama

Synopsis

When a young black man is wrongly condemned for the murder of a white man, his family convinces a trusted schoolteacher to visit him daily. In the process, both men learn lessons about the never-ending struggle for human dignity.

Synopsis

When a young black man is wrongly condemned for the murder of a white man, his family convinces a trusted schoolteacher to visit him daily. In the process, both men learn lessons about the never-ending struggle for human dignity.

A Lesson Before DyingDirected byJoseph Sargent

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Awards & Festivals

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National Board of Review
1999 | Winner: Best Film Made for Cable TV
San Francisco International Film Festival
2000 | Winner: Television - Drama-Television Feature (Silver Spire)
Directors Guild of America
2000 | Nominee: Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Movies for Television

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