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Jimmy Carter Man From Plains ***
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JIMMY CARTER MAN FROM PLAINS

Feature Presentation: Aa evidenced by footage from the 2006 publicity tour accompanying his controversial polemic about the Middle East, “Palestine: Peace Not Apartheid,” Jimmy Carter, at 83, remains tireless in his humanitarianism. Whether he’s arousing the ire of unflappable Israel defender Alan Dershowitz with his pleas for Palestinian autonomy or building homes for Habitat for Humanity, the former president follows his conscience with the vigor of a much younger man, and rarely backs down even when savaged by critics as anti-Semitic and intellectually dishonest. Jonathan Demme’s Jimmy Carter Man From Plains takes a reverential look at the man, and if his unhurriedly paced documentary has a sometimes hagiographical feel, that hardly compromises his portrait of a man whose stubborn integrity is as endearing as his unpretentious persona.

Bonus Materials: Demme, who provides a commentary track, is particularly generous with deleted scnes, which offer a revealing glimpse into Carter's upbringing in rural Georgia, which taught him racial understanding from childhood, and his unwavering support of the civil rights movement.

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