Legacy (1998)

Legacy
Type Feature Film
MPAA Rating N/A
Runtime 1hr 30mins.
Genres Documentary
Keywords N/A
Status Released
US Release Date
  
Name Credit Credited as Role Id Sort Order
Phil Cantor Cinematographer cinematography 402 6000009
Don Winter Cinematographer cinematography 402 6000008
Therese Sherman Cinematographer cinematography 402 6000007
Max Miller Cinematographer cinematography 402 6000006
Daniel Alpert Editor n/a 172 7000001
Sheldon Mirowitz Music n/a 120781 8000001
John O'Donnell Publicity publicist(WTVS) 120789 29000001
Judy L Ravitz Other outreach coordinator 120795 26000001
William Julius Wilson Advisor n/a 120821 12000001
Keith Walker Cinematographer cinematography 402 6000005
Slawomir Grunberg Cinematographer cinematography 402 6000004
Robert Larson Executive Producer n/a 174 3000003
Daniel Alpert Producer n/a 3 3000002
Tod Solomon Lending Producer n/a 3 3000001
Tod Solomon Lending Director n/a 2 2000001
Sheila Nevins Executive Producer n/a 174 3000004
Tod Solomon Lending Screenplay n/a 120778 4000001
Sid Lubitsch Cinematographer cinematography 402 6000003
Bob Hanna Cinematographer cinematography 402 6000002
Randell Blackley Cinematographer cinematography 402 6000001
Nicole Collins Narrator n/a 120790 1000001
Synopsis
For four generations the Collins family was trapped in urban poverty, depending upon welfare and living in one of the most dangerous public housing projects in America--Chicago's Henry Horner Homes. However, the family manages to get by, resolved to break the cycle of poverty. Filmmaker Tod Lending had heard about a special family member, Terrell Collins, a straight-A student and neighborhood leader. Terrell sounded perfect for the series he produced for PBS, "No Time to Be a Child"... Lending had just finished an interview with Terrell's grandmother and was waiting to interview Terrell when the news came: someone had gunned down the 14-year-old on his way home from school. Through the powerful and dignified voices of three generations Collins women, "Legacy" follows the inspiring story of how members of one African-American family, over a five year period, recovered from the loss of a child, broke free of welfare, overcame addiction and escaped the specter of violence in their community.