Sidney Poitier| A Chat with an Icon

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Bimini born Bahamian filmmaker, Travolta Cooper sits down with Bahamian Film Icon Sidney Poitier, from Cat Island.

Sidney Poitier KBE is a Bahamian-American retired actor, film director, activist, and ambassador. In 1964, Poitier won the Academy Award for Best Actor becoming the first black male and Bahamian actor to win that award. He is currently the oldest living and earliest surviving Best Actor Academy Award winner.

Bimini born Bahamian filmmaker, Travolta Cooper sits down with Bahamian Film Icon Sidney Poitier, from Cat Island.
In his own words the story of an icon, Sidney Poitier from Cat Island, Bahamas. A conversation with Travolta Copper

The Blackboard Jungle (1955) – Be A Leader

Blackboard Jungle is a 1955 social drama film about teachers in an interracial inner-city school, based on the 1954 novel The Blackboard Jungle by Evan Hunter and adapted for the screen and directed by Richard Brooks. It is remembered for its innovative use of rock and roll in its soundtrack, for casting grown adults as school children, and for the unusual breakout role of a black cast member, future Oscar winner and star Sidney Poitier as a rebellious, yet musically talented student.
In 2016, the film was selected for preservation in the United States National Film Registry by the Library of Congress as being “culturally, historically, or aesthetically significant”.

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