Jimmy Carter: Man From Plains
Embarking on a national publicity tour to promote his new book, Palestine Peace Not Apartheid, former US president Jimmy Carter ignites an international firestorm of controversy when he argues that only Israel 's complete withdrawal from the occupied territories can bring lasting peace to the Middle East . Intimate, informative and altogether engrossing, Jimmy Carter Man From Plains is a candid portrait of a Nobel Prize-winning humanitarian and statesman whose compassion and steadfast sense of justice remains undiminished by time. Directed by Academy Awardr-winner Jonathan Demme (The Silence of the Lambs Best Director, 1991; Philadelphia, 1993).
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- Released: 2007
- Rating: PG
- Review: Jonathan Demme's leisurely documentary is as much about the thorny subject of the 39th president's 2006 book Palestine: Peace Not Apartheid as it is a portrait of the peanut farmer/nuclear physicist turned professional humanitarian from Plains, Georgia.… (more)