Short Film Profile

I am a Man

In 1968, Elmore Nickleberry stood among 1,300 other African-American men in Memphis, Tennessee, as they collectively asserted their right to be treated with dignity. Each night, he guides his garbage truck through the streets of Memphis. Surrounded by the unique soul music that helped make Memphis world famous, the city's sanitation workers have memories filled with love, sorrow and sometimes even laughter - against a present-day backdrop of Mr. Nickleberry's route, life and family. Mr. Nickleberry offers a lesson in life, as well as being part of history.



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Previous screenings

4 Mar – 14 Mar | Washington, United States

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Information on this profile is provided by the film owners and/or compiled from available sources | Profile updated 26 Mar 2010