A Man Ain't Nothin' But a Man: The Living Legacy of John Henry

Director: Craig Rice
TRT: In Development / Pre-Production

A Man Ain't Nothin' But a Man explores the American folk hero, John Henry and his enduring presence in our culture over the last 130 years. The film will trace the journey of this legend, from its beginning - at the Big Bend tunnel in West Virginia - where this former slave made his heroic stand against a machine. Whether John Henry ranked as a hero or an object lesson, his isolated gesture unwittingly transported him to the center of America's folk consciousness. A Man Ain't Nothin' But a Man digs deeply into the African American and American experience, looking at our own dreams realized or disappointed, our highest aspirations, and furthers our ongoing process of self-definition.
Selina Lewis Davidson
Nancy Roth

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