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