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The Resource Larry v. Lockney, by Mark Birnbaum and Jim Schermbeck , co-production of Mark Birnbaum Productions and KERA-TV, Dallas/Ft. Worth, (electronic resource)

Larry v. Lockney, by Mark Birnbaum and Jim Schermbeck , co-production of Mark Birnbaum Productions and KERA-TV, Dallas/Ft. Worth, (electronic resource)

Label
Larry v. Lockney
Title
Larry v. Lockney
Statement of responsibility
by Mark Birnbaum and Jim Schermbeck , co-production of Mark Birnbaum Productions and KERA-TV, Dallas/Ft. Worth
Creator
Contributor
Producer
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Of the 2,200 residents in the West Texas town of Lockney, Larry Tennahill is the only parent against the local school board's new mandatory drug testing policy. A third-generation cotton farmer, Tannahill believes the testing is a violation of his 12-year-old son's Fourth Amendment right against unreasonable search and seizure. The documentary dramatically reveals the price of democracy, when one man stands against the majority. The issue of public safety versus individual rights is particularly relevant in the post 9/11 world. Flouting mob mentality in a town gripped by "War on Drugs" hysteria, Tannahill refuses to bend. The community soon grows just as rigid in its stance against him, especially after Tannahill's case moves from the principal s office to a federal courtroom. When he sues the school board to overturn the policy,the soft spoken farmer forms an unlikely alliance with the American Civil Liberties Union. In the battle over rights, Tannahill makes headlines around the country, loses his job and his home, and his family becomes the target of threats. The film takes a penetrating look at all sides in this landmark case that pitted one man against his friends and neighbors
Awards note
  • Best Documentary, Deep Ellum Film Festival, 2002
  • Dallas Video Festival, 2002
  • Hot Springs Documentary Festival, 2002
  • Pennsylvania Film Festival, 2002
  • Telluride Indiefest, 2002
  • Telly Award, 2003
Characteristic
videorecording
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Birnbaum, Mark
Intended audience
For College; Adult audiences
Language note
This edition in English
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  • Schermbeck, Jim
  • KERA Dallas/Ft. Worth (Television station)
  • Mark Birnbaum Productions, Inc
Runtime
57
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  • Educational law and legislation
  • Students
  • Students
Target audience
general
Label
Larry v. Lockney, by Mark Birnbaum and Jim Schermbeck , co-production of Mark Birnbaum Productions and KERA-TV, Dallas/Ft. Worth, (electronic resource)
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • Originally released as DVD
  • Title from resource description page (viewed May 24, 2011)
Antecedent source
file reproduced from original
Control code
ASP1646869/flon
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (57 min.)
Form of item
electronic
Medium for sound
other
Reformatting quality
access
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
  • remote
  • other
System control number
(OCoLC)747797887
Video recording format
other
Label
Larry v. Lockney, by Mark Birnbaum and Jim Schermbeck , co-production of Mark Birnbaum Productions and KERA-TV, Dallas/Ft. Worth, (electronic resource)
Publication
Note
  • Originally released as DVD
  • Title from resource description page (viewed May 24, 2011)
Antecedent source
file reproduced from original
Control code
ASP1646869/flon
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (57 min.)
Form of item
electronic
Medium for sound
other
Reformatting quality
access
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
  • remote
  • other
System control number
(OCoLC)747797887
Video recording format
other

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