Beacon of Humanity: Documentary About Sidney Poitier – Icon, Civil Rights Activist, Hollywood Star

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Sidney Poitier was a pioneer, a human force of nature. Titled simply “Sidney,” the documentary honors a man who will remain a beacon and pillar of integrity long after his death.

Sidney Poitier was 94 when he died in Los Angeles in January 2022. His life was shaped by professional and personal successes and failures. His 1964 Oscar win for Best Actor for the comedic drama Lilies of the Field will be burned into the annals of film history forever.

When he punched racist cotton farmer Eric Endicott (Larry Gates) in the 1967 film “In the Heat of the Night” in the role of police officer Virgil Tibbs, the blow reverberated around the world. The documentary “Sidney” – available to stream on Apple TV+ – is dedicated to a man who was much more than a cultural thread between ethnic groups. Sidney Poitier was and is a beacon of integrity and humanity.

A detailed review of “Sidney” by Ronny Rüsch and Axel Max – now in a new episode of the ntv podcast “Oscars & Raspberry”. Also included: the controversial series “Dahmer – Monster: The Story of Jeffrey Dahmer”, the cult classic “Rumble Fish” and the Netflix movie “Lou”.

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