Jimmy Carter Book Tour, Life Documented on DVD26 Jan, 2008 By: Billy Gil
Jimmy Carter, 39th President of the United States, has a legacy that extends beyond his presidency. In 2002 he received the Nobel Peace Prize for his ongoing work toward promoting peace and human rights, and 2006 saw the publication of his novel Palestine: Peace Not Apartheid, in which he summarized the history of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict and advocated a solution.
Sony Pictures Home Entertainment March 25 releases on DVD Jimmy Carter Man From Plains, a documentary following Carter on his media tour for the book. The $24.96 DVD prebooks Feb. 21.
The film was an official selection at both the 2007 Toronto Film Festival and the 2007 Venice Film Festival. Academy Award winning director Jonathan Demme (The Silence of the Lambs) was given unlimited access to Carter for the film, which collects footage of the former president on press interviews and working with Habitat for Humanity to rebuild homes in New Orleans destroyed by Hurricane Katrina, as well as spending time with his family.
“Jimmy Carter must surely be the most visible, positive role model this country has to offer today,” Demme has said of Carter.
The DVD includes a commentary track with Demme, bonus scenes and soundtrack recording sessions. In addition, Jimmy Carter Man From Plains will come in an environmentally friendly DVD sleeve made from 100% post-consumer recycled fiber paper.