When I Rise

January 30, 2013
7:00pm Central Time
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Join us for a very special screening of When I Rise, with Mat Hames - Director and Don Carleton - Executive Producer in attendance to answer your questions and chat about their experiences making the film.

Video Description

When I Rise

In 1957, Barbara Smith Conrad, a gifted University of Texas music student found herself at the epicenter of racial controversy, struggling against the odds and ultimately ascending to the heights of international opera.

54min 36sec



  • Mat Hames

    Mat is an American independent filmmaker known for his documentaries When I Rise, Last Best Hope, Fighting Goliath, and other film and television productions.

  • Don Carleton

    Don is the Executive Producer of the historical video documentary When I Rise, which premiered at the SXSW Film Festival in Austin, Texas, in March 2010.

  • Maury Sullivan

    Maury Sullivan is the Sr VP for Community Engagement at KLRU-TV.

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