The Measure of a Man

The Measure of a Man

Synopsis

In this luminous memoir, a true American icon looks back on his celebrated life and career.  His body of work is arguable the most morally significant in cinematic history, and the power and influence of that work are indicative of the character of the man behind the many storied roles.  Here, Sidney Poitier explores these elements of character and personal values to take his own measure - as a man, as a husband, and father, and as an actor.

Poitier was uncompromising as he pursued a personal and public life that would honor his upbringing and the invaluable legacy of his parents. Committed to the notion that what one does for a living articulates who one is, Poitier played only forceful and affecting characters who said something positive, useful, and lasting about the human condition.

Here, finally, is Poitier's own introspective look at what has informed his performances and his life. Poitier explores the nature of sacrifice and commitment, pride and humility, rage and forgiveness, and paying the price for artistic integrity. What emerges is a picture of a man seeking truth, passion, and balance in the face of limits--his own and the world's. A triumph of the spirit, The Measure of a Man captures the essential Poitier.

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Chapters

  • Chapter 001
    Duration: 04min
  • Chapter 002
    Duration: 14min
  • Chapter 003
    Duration: 11min
  • Chapter 004
    Duration: 11min
  • Chapter 005
    Duration: 12min
  • Chapter 006
    Duration: 10min
  • Chapter 007
    Duration: 09min
  • Chapter 008
    Duration: 07min
  • Chapter 009
    Duration: 13min
  • Chapter 010
    Duration: 11min
  • Chapter 011
    Duration: 12min
  • Chapter 012
    Duration: 07min
  • Chapter 013
    Duration: 14min
  • Chapter 014
    Duration: 06min
  • Chapter 015
    Duration: 09min
  • Chapter 016
    Duration: 13min
  • Chapter 017
    Duration: 12min
  • Chapter 018
    Duration: 07min
  • Chapter 019
    Duration: 10min
  • Chapter 020
    Duration: 07min
  • Chapter 021
    Duration: 07min
  • Chapter 022
    Duration: 13min
  • Chapter 023
    Duration: 13min
  • Chapter 024
    Duration: 09min
  • Chapter 025
    Duration: 09min
  • Chapter 026
    Duration: 08min
  • Chapter 027
    Duration: 14min
  • Chapter 028
    Duration: 10min
  • Chapter 029
    Duration: 14min
  • Chapter 030
    Duration: 05min
  • Chapter 031
    Duration: 11min
  • Chapter 032
    Duration: 09min
  • Chapter 033
    Duration: 07min
  • Chapter 034
    Duration: 14min
  • Chapter 035
    Duration: 13min
  • Chapter 036
    Duration: 13min
  • Chapter 037
    Duration: 07min
  • Chapter 038
    Duration: 06min
  • Chapter 039
    Duration: 06min
  • Chapter 040
    Duration: 12min
  • Chapter 041
    Duration: 08min
  • Chapter 042
    Duration: 12min
  • Chapter 043
    Duration: 11min
  • Chapter 044
    Duration: 13min
  • Chapter 045
    Duration: 13min
  • Chapter 046
    Duration: 01min
  • Chapter 047
    Duration: 22s
  • sample
    Duration: 01min

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