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*“The March,” a documentary that recounts the story behind the 1963 March on Washington, is set to air Aug. 27 – on the eve of the 50th anniversary of the march where Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. delivered his “I Have a Dream” speech in front of more than 250,000 people gathered on the National Mall.

The film includes interviews with key players from King’s inner circle, including Jack O’Dell, director of voter registration for King’s Southern Christian Leadership Conference who was forced out of the movement over ties to the Communism; Clarence B. Jones, King’s legal counsel and close friend; Norman Hill, a march coordinator who would continue to organize marches after King’s assassination in 1968; and Rachelle Horowitz, top lieutenant to the late Bayard Rustin, chief organizer of the March on Washington.

The film is directed by John Akomfrah of U.K.-based Smoking Dogs Films and co-produced by Robert Redford’s Sundance Productions.

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